Magpies record emphatic victory over Droylsden

James Dean
James Dean

Chorley recorded their biggest victory since 1946 after thrashing bottom-of-the-table Droylsden 13-1.

James Dean bagged a hat trick, along with Dale Whitham, Jack Dorney and Max Cartwright scoring a brace of goals.

Josh Hine, Darren Stephenson and two own goals from Droylsden defenders rounded off the scoring for the Magpies at Victory Park.

It was an explosive start at Victory Park as the Magpies had a five goal advantage inside the opening 15 minutes.

They drew first blood after just two minutes, Dorney took advantage of a loose ball and dribbled from the half way line into the area and slotted the ball under Oliver Martin.

Minutes later, Hine then pounced on a loose ball and from 20 yards fired a shot across the goalkeeper into the bottom left hand corner.

Things went from bad to worse for the league’s basement side as skipper Murphy sent a harmless back pass to Martin but an unfortunate bobble saw the ball roll over the latter’s foot and trickle into the back-of-the-net.

On loan Fleetwood Town defender Cartwright then curled a free-kick into the top left hand corner to extend the lead to four before the Magpies added a fifth courtesy of Droylsden defender Heneghan who sliced the ball past the helpless Martin.

Chorley continued to bombard the visitors goal, with Whitham and Stephenson both having tame efforts saved by Martin.

The on loan Fleetwood shot stopper was in called into action again James Dean with a fine save from six yards and then tipping the former’s follow up effort around the post.

The home side then added a sixth goal eight minutes before the break, Hine, a constant threat down the right hand side all game pulled back for Whitham who curled an effort from the edge of the area past a helpless Martin into the top corner.

On the stroke of half time, Chorley added a seventh, Cartwright perfectly lofted a ball over the top to Dean and the striker made no mistake lobbing the onrushing Martin.

Moments into the second half Chorley scored again, Whitham saw his efforts saved by Martin but from the resulting corner, Stephenson flicked a header into the corner.

The Magpies then added a ninth from the penalty spot, full back Ben McNamara handled the ball on the line and Dean stepped up calmly slotting the ball in the bottom left corner.

The visitors then grabbed a goal of their own, Madeley took a free kick quickly catching Ashton off his line and lobbed the former from 30 yards.

Whitham then saw a drilled shot tipped round the post while substitute Chris Almond sliced an effort well wide of goal.

Droylsden then conceded 10 goals for the second time this season as Cartwright bagged his second of the afternoon, acrobatically volleying the ball into the roof of the net from six yards.

With just eight minutes remaining, Dorney latched onto a through ball and after twisting his way past two defenders slotted under the legs of Martin to grab his second of the day.

Front man Dean then grabbed his hat-trick two minutes later after taking advantage of a Murphy slip, the former weaved his way into the area and slotted into the corner.

With just three minutes remaining on the clock, Almond sent Whitham through on goal and the midfielder slammed the ball past Martin to bag the Magpies thirteenth goal of the afternoon.

Chorley : Ashton, Nicholson, Cartwright, Teague (c) (Anderton 65), Ross, Dorney, Hine (Almond 61), Vermiglio (Woolcott 45), Dean, Whitham, Stephenson

Subs not used : Zibaka, Roscoe