Saturday August 27th, 3pm
THE Magpies travelled to Staffordshire for the second time in five days following Tuesday’s victory at Stafford Rangers and needed a Matt Jansen header deep into injury time to salvage a point to keeps us top of the pile.
In a game where the Magpies never really hit top form against a club who many expect to challenge, to come home with a share of the points will feel like a point earned for Chorley, but the timing of the equalier will no doubt give our hosts the ‘two points dropped’ feeling.
In a half of few clear cut chances it took a defensive mistake to gift Chasetown the opener. Andy Russell miss controlled the ball and Gary Birch was on hand to capitalise, slotting into the corner. This goal being the first Chorley have conceded in open play this season.
Despite making changes early into the second half, Chorley were still misfiring, while Chasetown were wastefull on the few occasions they got through the defence.
Tom Ince, who’s delivery wasn’t as accurate as normal, made up with a fine free-kick two minutes into injury time which Jansen diverted beyond the keeper, netting on his first appearance of the season.
Starting XI: Russ Saunders, Andy Russell, Tom Walker, Wayne Maden, Andy Teague, Jamie Vermiglio, Dale Whitham, Steve Flitcroft, Steve Foster, Tom Williams, Tom Ince
Subs: Lee McEvilly (Vermiglio, 61), Simon Whaley (Williams, 52), Nathan Fairhurst, Matt Jansen (Walker, 72), Chris Howarth
Goals: Gary Birch (33), MATT JANSEN (90+2)
Chorleyfc.com Man of the Match: Wayne Maden, good to have him back