Chorley will see this as two points dropped after uncharacteristically conceding an early goal after the interval and missing a gilt-edged chance to win late in the game.
Captain Andy Teague headed the Magpies ahead on twenty-three minutes with Max Cartwright yet again the provider with a pint-point corner. The goal was what the opening performance deserved as The Magpies had controlled the game up to that point, and continued to do so until the interval.
After the interval the tide turned with the hosts netting from a pacey cross being nodded beyond Sam Ashton’s reach by Graeme Armstrong.
Whitby took the game to the Magpies from here, with Chorley hitting on the break, but neither side could find a winner, though Darren Stephenson went closest 5 minutes from time, but home keeper Shane Bland saved well from the Chorley striker who should have done better from a James Dean square ball.
Elsewhere, Ashton United all but confirmed their place in the end of season play-offs beating there nearest rivals Skelmersdale whose season has disintegrated since we beat them at Victory Park in January. Worksop and FC United both won three-two but AFC Fylde lost at home to Grantham by the odd goal in three; however the race for the title is no clearer!
On Monday Chorley entertain Marine in our final home game of the season, then travel to Buxton for the season’s finally next Saturday.
Starting XI: Sam Ashton, Mark Ross, Max Cartwright, Andy Teague, Keil O’Brien, Paul Jarvis, Josh Hine, Paul Woolcott, James, Dean, Darren Stephenson, Jake Cottrell
Subs: Adam Roscoe (Hine, 70), Chris Almond, Alex Nicholson, Nicolas Anderton (Cartwright, 66), Aaron Grundy
Goals: ANDY TEAGUE (23), Graeme Armstrong (48)
Chorleyfc.com “Man” of the Match: The travelling 200; a long way on a Bank Holiday weekend – commitment needed and shown!