Friday July 19th, 7.45pm
Harold Taylor Memorial Trophy
Two wander goals for Wanderers stole the Harold Taylor Memorial Trophyt from the Magpies grasp as Chorley put in a dominate second half performance against a youthful Bolton side.
Using a feather light Premier League standard ball, both keepers stood more chance of catching a cold, and this proved the case when Gary Fraser launched the ball goal ward and despite Sam Ashton’s flailing arms the ball looped beyond the Magpies stopped into the goal on ten minutes, in what was the highlight of the first half.
After the interval Chorley took control.
Tom Baker was unlucky to see a driver superbly tipped around the post on 53 minutes, but from the resulting Tom Ince corner centre back Keil O’Brien showed composure on the ball to slot it under the Jay Lynch in the Wanderers goal after a great bring-down from Adam Mather to level the score.
Porya Ahmadi had a shot blocked and headed over, with Ince and Dale Whitham also nodding over the bar.
Then Baker hit a too-perfect free-kick the swung across the face of goal and rebounded clear off the far post.
With nine minutes remaining on the clock Wanderers nicked a win against the run of play, this time Tom Young advanced through the middle then let the ball do the work to beat the Magpies trialist keeper.
Chorley XI: Sam Ashton, Kieran Walmsley, Adam Mather, Andy Teague, Keil O’Brien, Jamie Vermiglio, Carlos Roca, Tom Baker, Jake Cottrell, Josh Hine, Paul Jarvis
Subs (all used): Darren Stephenson, Dale Whitham, Paul O’Neil, Ahmadi Porya, Tom Ince plus trialists
Goals: Gary Fraser (10), KEIL O’BRIEN (54), Tom Young (81)