Tuesday April 12th
Chorley moved to within a single win of securing a play-off spot with a two-one victory over Yorkshire side Wakefield; a rare success over White Rose opposition!
The Magpies opened the scoring on five minutes when Jack Dorney converted a penalty after a foul on Andy Russell in the box.
The lead was doubled on twenty-two minutes when following a spell of excellent one touch football on the left flank with ripped the visiting defence to shreds, Mark Houghton found himself in clear if the defence and smashed home a screamer into the far corner, his first goal in almost seven months and judging by his celebration it was certainly a weight off his shoulders!
However, if Houghton thought he’d scored the goal of the match, then he had to think again as Adam Jones riffled home a strike from 35 yards that any keeper would be struggled to get near ten minutes before half time.
The only downside to the match was the loss through injury of Tim Ince, Jamie Vermiglio and Dale Whitham, though the latter two were probably withdrawn to avoid aggravating existing injuries, while Houghton and Tom Walker both took hefty knocks.
And with Fylde going down at home to s single goal defeat to Clitheroe, we moved back above the Kirkham club, a point better off and with two games in hand.
Starting XI: Lloyd Rigby, Lee Woodyatt, Tom Walker, Mark Ross, Andy Russell, Dale Whitham, Jack Dorney, Jamie Vermiglio, Mark Houghton, Steve Foster, Tom Ince
Subs: Adam Roscoe (Whitham, 50), Shelton Payne (Ince, 25), Jonathan Smith, Nathan Fairhurst (Vermiglio, 46), Chris Howarth
Goals: JACK DORNEY (5 pen), MARK HOUGHTON (22), Adam Jones (35)
Chorleyfc.com Man of the Match: Mark Houghton, capped a great performance with a great goal; getting back to his best