Tuesday November 16th
The poor run in the league continued with a late goal by former Chorley striker Chris Thompson two minutes from time meaning we have now dropped eight points from the last three games.
In an evenly fought match, neither side dominated at any stage, with much of the play taking place in the midfield.
Jordan Stepien had the first Chorley chance on 26 minutes, but his effort was easily saved by home keeper Paul Pritchard, then the keeper again intervened to stop chances from Shelton Payne and Matt Jansen.
Town nearly opened the scoring five minute before the interval when they hit Chorley on the break following a failed short corner routine, but the headed chance when skimmed the woodwork.
Four minutes into the second half and Tom Ince had the ball in the net, but the goal was rightly chalked off for off-side, then at the other end Lee Woodyatt made a smart clearance off the line.
Substitutions from both sides appeared to fail to find the extra spark needed to secure the three points as chances for the Magpies came and went, firstly a goalmouth scramble saw the ball cleared then a Andy Russell headed rebounded to safety off the foot of the far post.
As both side looked set from a point each Town broke down the left flank and a peach of a cross made Thompson‘s job of heading home the winner easy.
Starting XI: Dean Porter, Lee Woodyatt, Tom Walker, Nick Meace, Andy Russell, Nathan Fairhust, Tom Ince, Steve Flitcroft, Jordan Stepien, Matt Jansen, Shelton Payne
Subs: Aaron Rey (Jansen, 59), Dale Whitham (Fairhurst, 71), Jack Dorney (Ince, 63), Jonathan Smith, Aaron Grundy
Goal: Chris Thompson (88)
Chorleyfc.com Man of the Match: Dean Porter, starting to look more than just Aaron Grundy’s stand in.