North Lancashire Division Two
Chorley 17-12 St. Marys Old Boys
CHORLEY returned to winning ways after their recent defeat to Carnforth.
They did not have it all their own way as the first 20 minutes were littered with errors but they soon found their rhythm.
Rick Wareing bagged a penalty when Old Boys were down to 14 men.
Chorley pressure soon told as a fantastic pass sent Stuart Harris racing through a gap to register the 1st try of the game and end the 1st half.
Straight from the kick-off Chorley continued to press and soon found themselves in the Old Boys 22.
A superb solo effort from Stuart Harris with a cheeky chip and chase put the Chancery Road side 17-0 up.
St.Marys were spurred by this and spent the rest of the second half in Chorley territory.
They soon got reward when there forwards forced there way over the line.
Chorley tried to respond but St Marys grabbed their second try with a bit of fortune when a mistake by Chorley knocking on in front of there own line allowed a simple touch down.
Simon Frost’s side dug deep and a sterling defensive display saw the game out.
Skipper Frost said after the game: “It was a relief to get the result in tough conditions and there’ll definitely be some battered and bruised bodies but everyone dug deep and got the result we deserved.”
There were stand out performances from Ross Beasley, Stuart Harris and Chris O’Neil.