Lancashire Cup semifinal
Chorley 5 Wigan Robin Park 0
CHORLEY chairman Ken Wright will be smiling more than most after watching his side book their place in the final at the home of the club he supports - Bolton Wanderers.
The Mapgies outclassed their Vodkat First Division opponents in a one-sided semi-final at Lancashire FA headquarters in Leyland.
Garry Flitcroft’s side played at a high tempo and opened the scoring on eight minutes when Adam Roscoe fired home a rebound from Matt Walwyn’s fierce shot.
They extended their lead from a Tom Ince free-kick which amid the confusion Steve Foster fired into the back into the net for his 16th goal of the season.
The result was wrapped up in style with more than an hour left, when winger Matt Walwyn gained possession on the half-way line before unleashing an unstoppable shot into the top corner of the net.
In the second period the Magpies rarely needed to get out of second gear with Jamie Vermiglio and Steve Flitcroft marshalling the midfield.
It turned into a rout on 68 minutes when Porter’s free kick was flicked on and lively striker John Cunliffe raced through on goal and rolled the ball to the keeper’s left.
Just as some of the 497 supporters were leaving the ground, Walwyn got his head on the end of a cross by Jordan Bowen to book their place in the showpiece final on March 12 at the Reebok Stadium.