HomeSTATSMatch ReportsSeason 2014/15Chorley 4-1 Gainsborough Trinity 24/01/2015

Chorley 4-1 Gainsborough Trinity 24/01/2015

Saturday January 24th, 3pm

At the fourth attempt Chorley finally recorded their first win of 2015, putting four past Gainsborough Trinity at The Chorley Group Victory Park Stadium to record a league double over the Lincolnshire side.


A fifteen minute second half hat-trick from James Dean followed Arron Burns; sixth minute opener ensured The Magpies climb back into the play-off zone as both Hednesford Town and Solihull Moors dropped points.

A blistering start to the game saw visiting keeper Jan Budtz under pressure right from the off as the Trinity defence failed to cope with the Magpies three pronged attack while the home defence looked a solid as ever with Matthew Flynn looking like he'd played for the club all season, so comfortable and composed was his performance alongside captain Andy Teague.

Dale Whitham should have opened the scoring on five minutes, but failed to get a telling touch on the ball and Budtz pushed clear the danger, but seconds later a Jack Dorney delivery into the box found Burns who opened his account for his new club taking his personal tally to eighteenth this season.

With a goal in the bag Chorley hunted for another; but Dean and Burns both shot wide then Josh Hine rattled the woodwork as the second goal failed to materialise.

It wasn’t all one way traffic, Paul Beesley should have done better with a Tom Davies cross, but the effort went wide of Sam Ashton’s goal.

As the Victory Park playing surface deteriorated, the game became disjointed as both sides look to struggle with the conditions underfoot for the remained for the first half.

However after the restart the pitch suddenly became very playable for the home side as Deano bagged a hat-trick with three goals in the opening quarter of an hour of the second half.

The first saw him latch onto a back heal from Burns and then buried the ball into the bottom corner, giving Budtz no chance with the half just 45 second old.

Burns then blazed over from close range with the goal gaping and Adam Roscoe let fly with a 30 yard rocket which Budtz did well to keep out.

The third goal arrived form the penalty spot, following a found on Hine in the area the referee pointed to the spot, much to the annoyance of Burns who was just slotting home what he thought would be his second.

There was to be no Kevin Mirallas style incident as regular penalty taker Dean placed the ball on the spot and sent Budtz the wrong with will a well taken kick and the hat-trick was completed five minutes later when Dean tapped in from close range after Budzt failed to hold a Roscoe header, then celebrated but sprinting to the dug-out with the match ball to claim his prize!

Hine slammed the ball into the wood work again and Whitham went close, but there were no more goals for the home side, instead Trinity gave their travelling supporters something to cheer in injury time when Simon Russell converted from the penalty spot after Andy Teague clumsily clipped on loan Hull City striker Jono Margetts just inside the area.

Starting XI: Sam Ashton, Mark Ross, Adam Mather, Andy Teague, Matthew Flynn, Adam Roscoe, Josh Hine, Dale Whitham, James Dean, Arron Burns, Jack Dorney

Subs: Chris Almond (Dorney, 64), Harry Winter (Whitham, 77), Chris Simm (Hine, 83), Jack Lynch, Aaron Grundy

Att: 903

Goals: ARRON BURNS (6), JAMES DEAN (46, 56 pen, 61), Jono Margetts (90+1) Man of the Match: James Dean, hat-tick hero, an easy choice

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