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Boston United 0-0 Chorley 15/11/2014

Saturday November 15th, 3pm

Chorley's quick reverse with Boston United brought about a battling performance despite being reduced to ten men in the second half.

Garry Flitcroft made 6 changes to the starting line up from last Saturday's game against the Pilgrims. Grundy replaced Nizic in goal and there were returns for Adam Mather and Chris Doyle who returns to the club for a second loan spell. Chris Simm made his first start up front since his return writes Ian Livesey.

In a fairly even start, Chris Simm had the better of the chances when he drilled wide from 20 yards. Adam Roscoe was booked for a challenge on Southwell on the half way line, and the resulting free kick was flicked over the bar by Southwell. Home keeper Joel Dixon was forced into a blunder as he gave the ball away and Stephenson's tight angled shot was cleared off the line by Rene Steer, with the goal gaping, Simm was given no time to shoot thanks to Zak Mills.

Dale Whitham then won a corner who shot into the legs of Piergianni, and Smyth almost gave Chorley the lead as his nod towards goal after a corner was claimed by Dixon

Aaron Grundy was called into action as Dayle Southwell headed straight at him, clawing away a header which was goalbound into the top corner. Southwell had the final chance of the half, when he left Grundy static, but saw his volley fall inches wide of the far post.

With the fog rolling in at the beginning of the second half, Adam Roscoe had to clear a corner away off the backside of Doyle and Scott Garner flicked Dayle Southwell's cross wide of the far post.

Adam Roscoe's free kick 20 yards out was held by Joel Dixon. With Winter replacing Roscoe who was treading the line on a yellow card, and Simm's turn and shot was blocked from close range, Chorley started to grow in confidence. Stephenson then headed over an Adam Mather free kick. 

Boston were reduced to counter attacks as Greg Tempest's effort deflected through to Grundy. Joel Dixon had to be rescued by his back line as he dropped a corner ball and then had to be on hand again to save with his legs, as Josh Hine found himself free in the area 

Chris Simm then saw a shot from the angle cleared off the line and Piergianni met the ball from a right wing cross to head wide.

Harry Winter received his marching orders after a tackle on Marrs, and whilst it looked as though the substitute won the ball, he was shown a straight red by referee Declan Ford.

But a dogged Chorley hung on for a fine point away from home against one of the teams who are also looking to push for the play-offs

Starting XI: Aaron Grundy, Mark Ross, Adam Mather, Chris Doyle, Tom Smyth, Jake Cottrell, Josh Hine, Dale Whitham, Chris Simm, Adam Roscoe, Darren Stephenson

Subs: Harry Winter (Roscoe, 55), Chris Almond (Simm, 81), Paul Jarvis, Jack Lynch, Astley Mulholland

Att: 1,135 (63 Chorley fans)

Red Card: HARRY WINTER (83) Man of the Match: Chris Simm, excellent performance in his first league start since returning to the club
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