Stafford Rangers 0 Chorley 1
ADAM Roscoe’s delightful free-kick ensured Chorley’s 100 per cent record stayed intact in a hard fought victory in Staffordshire.
Striker Lee McEvilly had the best chance for the visitors early on as he forced a save from goalkeeper Danny Read.
The bustling forward linked up with his partner Steve Foster who was denied by Read again.
The hosts had a few opportunities before the break and manager Garry Flitcroft made some changes at the interval introducing defender Wayne Maden for his first competitive game since last Winter.
Tom Williams and Andrew Teague both went close to breaking the deadlock in the second period.
Rangers continued to search for their first win of the season, but the Chorley back four and keeper stood up to the challenge and cleared everything.
With time running out Chorley were awarded a free kick 30 yards from goal.
Up stepped the Magpies midfielder Roscoe to curl an effort into the back of the net.
Stafford searched for an equaliser but the visitors defended resolutely to hold on to the win.
Chorley: Russell Saunders, Tom Williams, Tom Ince, Andy Teague, Andy Russell, Dale Whitham, Adam Roscoe, Steve Flitcroft (Nathan Fairhurst 88), Lee McEvilly (Wayne Maden 52), Steve Foster, Simon Whaley (Tom Walker 52)
Subs not used: Matt Jansen, Chris Howarth