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Chorley 3-1 Garforth Town 23/01/2010

Saturday January 23rd, 3pm

A three goal salvo in three minutes straddling half time turned this game on it's head making it three our of three for the Magpies.

In A pea-soup fog, any flowing football was often hidden in the murk throughout the first game either side had played for six weeks following the Christmas and New Year freeze.

Garforth were forced into a last minute change, drafting in second choice keeper Craig Ellison, who was outstanding against the Magpies in the 1-1 draw in October.  But this didn't appear to affect the Yorkshireman as they edged possession early on and took the lead through Tom Greaves on 27 minutes, in the midst of the fog!

Heading toward half-time it looked like Steve Waywell would have to rally his troops for a second half comeback, but the game then swung around.

Firstly Chris Mason was tripped in the box and Alex Porter slotted home from 12 yards.

1-1 at the break...  Great!?

But it got better when Steve Burke latched onto a great ball to beat he defence and smash home into the top left to edge the home side in front just before the interval.

Following the restart, it was soon three when Chris Smalley's slide-square pass put Mason in on goal and he made no mistake with only the keeper to beat.

From here on both side had chances, but neither keeper was truly extended and the Magpies belatedly welcomed in the new year with three more points and jumped from 12th to 9th in the league table.

XI: Zac Hibbert, Chris Smalley, David Thompson, Stuart Howson, Wayne Maden, Connor Millington, Chris Mason, Lee Shillito, Steve Burke, Chris Amadi, Alex Porter

Subs: Tom Walker, Craig Worrall (Burke), Jamie Nay (Smalley), Reece Kelly, Daniel Lloyd-McGoldrick (Mason)

Att: 211

Goals: Tom Greaves (27), ALEX PORTER (44 Pen), STEVE BURKE (45), CHRIS MASON (47)

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