A superb all-round team performance enabled Chorley to destroy promotion rivals Tamworth six-nil and leapfrog above the Staffordshire side into fourth place in the Vanarama Conference North.
Josh Hine led the way with a hat-trick with Harry Winter, Jack Dorney and Aaron Burns completing the rout in injury time.
Following a quiet start to the game there was a huge shout for a Chorley penalty on ten minutes when Hine appeared to be felled by Josh Sampson just inside the box, however the referee and his assistant disagreed and play continues.
Chorley pressed and following good build-up play both Mark Ross and Winter shot, Ross’s was blocked and Winter’s flew wide.
The Magpies continued to press and the pressure paid off when a superbly whipped in cross from James Dean was meat at the back post by Hine, who netted with a Harry Kane style header at the back post.
Both sides then battled it out in midfield, Chorley just edging the possession count, but neither side troubling the keepers until a minute from time when Dean burst through the middle then selflessly laid the ball square to Hine who side footed the ball past James Belshaw to double his and Chorley’s tally.
After the interval Dave Hibbert brought Sam Ashton into the game for the first time in the game, the Chorley stopper saving the Tamworth strikers header brilliantly under pressure and taking a knock for his troubles too which the referee left unpunished.
Belshaw then showed his abilities to deny Dale Whitham from close range, but could do nothing minutes later to prevent Hine bagged his third with the Chorley winger shooting under the keepers dive.
The third goal was a physiological killer for The Lambs.
Andy Teague had a shot deflected wide then Belshaw was on top form to deny Dean as it look only a matter of when and not if a fourth would be added, and it arrived on 73 minutes when Winter netted from close range for a deserved goal after good play for Dorney.
Players and supporters alike had barley caught their breath when the next goal went in as Dorney met a Whitham’s pass to slot past the exposed Belshaw.
Substitutions were made, but the flow remained the same with Chorley well and truly on top.
Belshaw tipped a Chris Almond shot wide then showed great reflexes to catch a close range Dorney volley, but two minute into injury time he couldn’t prevent Aaron Burns from added his name to the score sheet, turning ten yards out to finish smartly.
The win saw the Magpies climb up to fourth in the league, the highest we’ve been since Boxing Day.
Starting XI: Sam Ashton, Mark Ross, Paul Jarvis, Andy Teague, Chris Doyle, Adam Roscoe, Josh Hine, Dale Whitham, James Dean, Jack Dorney, Harry Winter
Subs: Aaron Burns (Dean, 79), Matt Flynn, Chris Almond (Winter, 79), Jack Lynch (Whitham, 81), Adam Dodd
Goals: JOSH HINE (21, 44, 63), HARRY WINTER (73), JACK DORNEY (78), AARON BURNS (90)
Chorleyfc.com Man of the Match: Josh Hine, hat-trick hero!