CHORLEY’S three match winning streak came to an abrupt end on Tuesday evening, losing 2-1 away at Tamworth.
The Magpies struggled to settle into the contest in the early stages and Tamworth hit the front after 21 minutes, Dempsey Arlott-John bundling the ball home from close range.
The Lambs doubled their lead just after the half hour, Kyle Finn the quickest off the mark as he slammed a shot through a crowd of bodies, under Matt Urwin after the ball was initially cleared off the line by Harvey Smith.
Jack Hazlehurst was denied by Jas Singh with just under 20 minutes to go, almost everyone inside the stadium in disbelief as to how the goalkeeper kept the former’s shot out.
Jack Hazlehurst bundles home a late consolation goal against Tamworth (David Airey)
Andy Preece’s side looked all but down and out of the game until the second minute of stoppage time, Hazlehurst bagging his fourth goal in as many games - tapping in from Justin Johnson’s low cross.
The Magpies had one last chance to steal a point at the death but were denied by the woodwork, Mark Ellis slamming a shot against the crossbar with seconds to go.
Mark Ellis fires a shot against the crossbar against Tamworth (David Airey)
Tamworth: Singh, Curley, Cockerill-Mollett, Finn, Milnes, Deacon, Willets, Cullinane-Liburd, Tshikuna (Reilly, 86’), Jellis, Creaney, Arlott-John (Williams, 71’). Unused: Phillips, Meikle, Gascogine.
Chorley: Urwin, Moore, Smith, Ellis, Blakeman (Henley, 28’), Calveley, Nolan (Hockenhull, 81’), Hazlehurst, Johnson, Britton (Ubaezounu, 61’), Whitehouse. Unused: Shenton, Drench.
Goalscorers: Arlott-John (21’), Finn (32’), Hazlehurst (90’+2).
Cautions: Ellis (30’), Arlott-John (49’), Tshikuna (78’), Hockenhull (86’).
Referee: Darren Rogers.
Assistants: Joseph Larkin, Mitchell Cartwright.
Next Up: We’re on the road again, as we make the short journey over to take on Curzon Ashton - this Saturday, 3pm kick-off.
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