Chorley FC Under 18’s carried the momentum from last week’s win over Chester Colts with a very professional victory against AFC Blackpool at Bishops Rawstorne Academy on Sunday.
With manager Dave Lavery making three changes to the starting line up from last week’s game, bringing in Brad Flux, Ryan Farnworth and Callum Darcy, only time would tell to see if the changes would pay off. It did not take long as Chorley got out of the blocks fast against their opposition.
After some nice neat passing Callum Darcy opened the scoring for Chorley with a tidy finish and this started a fantastic 10 minute spell as Chorley were emphatic with Jordan Darr getting his first of the day after 13 minutes before Callum Darcy doubled his tally with a fantastic free kick into the top corner on 19 minutes. Lewis Kelsall then got on the end of a Jordan Darr cross only for the linesman to flag offside. This did not stop the flow as on 23 minutes Lewis Kelsall latched on to a neat through ball and rounded the keeper but tapping home to make it 4-0.
AFC Blackpool did push forward from time to time however the back four of Ethan Darr, Michael Laithwaite, Brad Flux and Craig Richardson stood firm allowing Chorley keeper Kyle Haslam to tidy up from the back as he marshalled his defence. AFC Blackpool did manage to pull a goal back with a very smart passing move seamlessly carving over the Chorley defence before putting the ball in the bottom corner past Haslam.
This only spurred Chorley on as Jordan Darr then went on a one man show scoring 3 goals in the space of 4 minutes on 40,42 and 44minutes. All this as the midfield of Captain Alex Green, Callum Darcy and Ryan Farnworth worked well together with some very neat passing and good tackling.
Half Time Score 7-1
As the second half began Tashan Morris came on for Danny Simm, AFC Blackpool came out with nothing to lose and put it to the Chorley lads pressing the ball more and challenging more however the young magpies stood firm and never really looked under pressure.
As the weather started to turn for the worse the game started to get a little scrappy with challenges going in from both teams giving the referee a busy afternoon. The menacing Kelsall picked up a booking for what the referee described as culmination of fouls and with the game seemingly won Dave Lavery withdrew him and brought on Nathan Young to lead the line. With one eye on next week’s game the management team then made a further 3 changes with Itsham Jabbar replacing Ryan Farnworth, Wario Bule replacing Brad Flux and Callum Rigby coming on for the Impressive Jordan Darr.
All the changes seemed to disrupt Chorley’s shape with AFC Blackpool managing to latch onto a through ball and neatly loft the ball over Haslam into the Chorley Goal. Down at the other end Chorley had a number of chances but didn’t seem to be able to get a shot off or the AFC Blackpool keeper came to their rescue.
Starting XI: Haslam, E.Darr, Laithwaite, Richardson, Flux, Green, J Darr, Farnworth, Kelsall, Simm, DarcyAttendance: 80 (approx)
Subs: Morris, Jabbar, Bule, Rigby, YoungMan of Match: Jordan Darr
Goals: Jordan Darr (4), Callum Darcy (2), Lewis Kelsall (1)