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Chorley's summary of the match


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As I can't be bothered to sum that performance up today I've borrowed Peter Garrity's comments from Magpies In Space!!!

 

First half..........Poor game in awful conditions, but Chorley edged the first 45, although the Warrington keeper only had 2 saves to make.

 

The first a crucial save with his feet from Jordan Goodeve following a superb Danny Nolan cross and the other save was a scampering parry low down from a Matty Walsh effort from the edge of the box. Walsh was also unlucky to see a well hit drive narrowly clear the bar.

 

Zak Jones in the Chorley goal to the best of my memory didn't have a save to make.

 

Second half.........

After 6 minutes play a Warrington header somehow went into the top corner of the Chorley net, from the other end that looked a "soft" goal.

 

Chorley went forward and were finally rewarded when Eckersley was brought down in the box with the same player putting away the resulting penalty.

 

At 1-1 with some 15 minutes left and it looked like only Chorley would break the deadlock then a comedy of errors and Warrington poke the ball into an empty net and again Chorley looked to level a game that in truth should have been put to bed at half time.

 

Adam Farrell beats the keeper with a well struck low drive that hits the upright and rebounds away to the relief of the Warrington defence and then with just a couple of minutes remaining and Chorley attacking albeit without any great conviction, Warrington break and score a third goal again in somewhat slapstick fashion!

 

A match in which 1-1 should have been a poor result ending in a very dissapointing defeat against what in truth was a poor side who in all honesty created virtually nothing yet got 3 goals and more importantly 3 points..........not many happy Magpies tonight....this could be a very long season !

 

Thanks Peter!

 

 

 

Chorley Starting XI: Zac Jones, Rob Henry, Martin Clark, James Mullineux, Chris Smalley, Matty Walsh, Mike Eckersley, Kieran Fletcher, Adam Farrell, Danny Nolan & Jordan Goodeve

 

 

Substitutes: Chris Brookes (for Clark, 84), Steve Burke (for Nolan, 84), Roger Sharrock (for Walsh, 75), Lee Shillito & Peter Collinge

 

Scorers: M.Eckersley (66 pen)

 

ChorleyFC.com Man of the Match: Matty Walsh

 

SOME MORE COMMENTS

 

 

CHORLEY 1 WARRINGTON TOWN 3

 

Despite a noticeably improved performance from the Magpies after their early exit from the F.A.Cup last week, they still succumbed to a 3-1 defeat at home to Warrington on Saturday. They showed considerably more energy and battled hard throughout, but when the crucial moments in the game arrived in the second-half, it was the visitors who were able to take advantage.

Giving a debut to Matthew Walsh in midfield, Chorley enjoyed possibly their best 45 minutes of the season in the first half, but the old adage that you must score when you?re on top came back to haunt them after the interval. Walsh was at the centre of much of what was good about the Magpies in the opening period, and came close to scoring twice. Firstly he was thwarted by an excellent save from Warrington?s keeper Mottram, who tipped his curling shot round the post midway through the half, then he was unlucky to see his lob clear Mottram but also the crossbar. Not that it was all one-way traffic ? far from it, Warrington set out their stall early on and it was clear they had come to Victory Park with a view to securing all three points. That they eventually succeeded gives them great credit, and their positive approach made for a very open game, competitive but fair for the most part.

A double substitution for the visitors at half-time was perhaps significant in determining the outcome of the game, as one of them, Billy Webb, scored two of the goals, but it was their number 10 Daniels who made the initial breakthrough with a far post header after 51 minutes. Only minutes earlier, Webb had been inches away from giving them the lead when he narrowly failed to get on the end of Scott Williams? cross. Unlike the previous game, however, Chorley didn?t let their heads drop when they went behind, and continued to try to play neat football, with fast interchange of passes. Whether the more direct style favoured by other sides would be more effective is debatable, but they were given a lifeline when the referee awarded them a penalty for a foul by Warrington fullback Toone on Mike Eckersley as he latched on to Farrell?s through ball. Once Mr.Ackers had shown Toone the inevitable yellow card, Eckersley converted the spotkick, and Magpie followers hoped that it might be the springboard to their first home win of the season. Sadly, it wasn?t to be, as a howler from the erstwhile dependable Chris Smalley, the young centreback who has probably been the find of the season so far for the Magpies, gifted the lead back to the visitors. His backpass to Jones fell woefully short, and Webb was on hand to take advantage and slot the ball home. But Lady Luck hadn?t finished yet ? five minutes from the end, Farrell turned and shot past Mottram, but the ball thudded against the upright and was cleared. Seconds later and yet another left-wing cross from the visitors was bundled home over Jones?s prostrate body to give Webb his second goal and all three points to Warrington.

 

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I agree with you Rob,

 

Warrington pushed for each of their goals putting pressure on Chorley, their defence looked tired and early in the second half the pressure was all from town with great crosses coming from the left, at this level if you put pressure on the defence they are liable to make mistakes and thats what happened, the same goes for their penalty, their pressure caused the mistake in our defence.

 

Well done town, keep those points coming.

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