Saturday October 8th, 3pm
A bad week off the pitch was mirrored on the pitch as the Magpies slumped to their heaviest defeat under the management of Garry Flitcroft.
Up until the half hour mark when the home side took the lead it was anyone’s game as both sides gave as good as they got. However Chris Bettney’s strike, which was followed up five minutes later by Nathan Joynes first in a hat-trick performance, set the Gladiators on their way.
Joynes completed his hat-trick with strikes in the 48th and 65th minutes. Apart from a couple of half hit efforts the Magpies offered very little in attack throughout and this result ended a dreadful week for everyone associated with Chorley Football Club.
Starting XI: Russell Saunders, Ali Brown, Tom Walker, Andy Teague, Andy Russell, Dale Whitham, Adam Roscoe, Steve Flitcroft, Shelton Payne, Steve Foster, Tom Ince
Subs: Lee McEvilly (Payne, 58), Jamie Vermiglio, Wayne Maden (Teague, 65), Tom Williams (Foster, 71), Nathan Fairhurst
Goals: Chris Bettney (31), Nathan Joynes (36, 48, 65)
Chorleyfc.com Man of the Match: No-one, under par for everyone today.