Chorley came from behind against Whitley Bay to seal a place in the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup writes Jack Wynne.
Adam Shanks opened the scoring for Whitley Bay inside 14 minutes, lobbing Sam Ashton from distance after Andy Teague was caught in possession.
Three minutes after the interval and Andy Bond surged into the box before rifling the ball into the top corner from inside the box.
A few minutes later and the Mapgies went ahead thanks to a Jake Cottrell header from close range after getting on the end of a cross from Mark Ross.
71 minutes played and Shanks pulled The Bay level, heading Alex Kempster’s cross past Ashton from inside the box.
Darren Stephenson ensured the Magpies’ safe passage to the fourth qualifying round, firing home from close range after James Dean rounded the keeper before scuffing his shot.
Two minutes gone and Andrew Jennison did brilliantly to stop Kieran Charnock’s header from nestling in the back of the net.
Six minutes later, Bond’s cross found Dean inside the box but the Chorley striker couldn’t direct his shot on target.
Just under a quarter of an hour played at Hillheads Park and it was the hosts who were in front. Shanks capitalizing off Teague’s indecisiveness and lobbing Ashton from outside the box.
Ross found Paul Jarvis with a long throw-in but his effort from the edge of the box flew high and wide.
Harry Winter collected the ball from Dean on the edge of the box before blasting an effort wide of the target in the 23rd minute.
Bond then dipped inside before trying to curl an effort from outside the box but the ball just edged past the post.
34 minutes played and Shanks looked to test Ashton with a shot from the edge of the box but it was straight at the Chorley keeper.
At the other end and Ashton’s opposite number, Jennison, made a fine save to turn Winter’s header past the post.
Approaching the interval and Teague was careless in possession once more, allowing substitute Dillon Blake a shooting opportunity but Ashton made himself big and denied the midfielder.
Into the second half and Ross hit an arrowing shot from the edge of the box but it was straight at Jennison.
48 minutes played and Bond brought the scores level, firing a shot straight into the top corner after a surging run into the box.
The visitors took the lead when Cottrell got on the end of a cross from Ross before heading the ball past Jennison from close range in the 51st minute.
Three minutes later and Winter volleyed an effort over the bar after receiving the ball from Dean on the edge of the box.
57 minutes gone and Marcus Carver, who came on for Lewis Guy during the interval, narrowly missed the target striking an effort against the post from outside of the box.
Winter could have put further daylight between the teams when the ball fell to him after Jennison was caught in no-man’s land but his shot from close range flew over the bar.
Whitley Bay were level after 71 minutes courtesy of Shanks, who headed Kempster’s cross past Ashton from inside the box.
Two minutes later and Blake had a chance to put the hosts in front but his shot from inside the box was straight at Ashton.
Since his introduction at half-time luck wasn’t on Carver’s side, this time his header bouncing back off the bar.
79 minutes played and the chance looked to have gone for Dean when he rounded Jennison and scuffed the shot but there was Stephenson to tap the ball home from close range.
Dean spurned another chance moments later again rounding Jennison and shooting wide instead of picking out Josh Hine who was unmarked on the far side.
84 minutes played and Shanks looked to latch onto Charnock’s wayward clearance but Ashton made sure he was first to the ball.
Starting XI: Sam Ashton, Mark Ross, Kieran Charnock, Andy Teague, Paul Jarvis, Jake Cottrell, Harry Winter, Andy Bond, Lewis Guy, James Dean, Darren Stephenson
Subs: Josh Hine (Winter, 78), Adam Dodd, Marcus Carver (Guy, 45), Chris Doyle (Teague, 52), Dale Whitham
Goals: Adam Shanks (2), Andy Bond (48), Jake Cottrell (51), Darren Stephenson (79)
Chorleyfc.com Man of the Match: Harry Winter