Coasters crushed by a Cowlin double

Chris Cowlin for Chorley RUFC in their game against Fylde
Chris Cowlin for Chorley RUFC in their game against Fylde

Chorley RUFC bounced back to winning ways putting in a powerful performance against Fylde thirds running out 34-20 winners.

Chorley played down the slope in the first half and built some sustained pressure only for Fylde to break and take an early lead.

The early score didn’t deter the home side, and they could have hit back straight away but chances were not finished off.

But Chorley didn’t have to wait to long to get on the score sheet as prop Chris Cowlin barged his way over and Greg Fife made no mistake adding the extras.

Fylde responded immediately gaining territory with some smart kicking and the coasters regained the lead soon after pouncing on the ball from a charged down kick.

However, Chorley hit back once again as that man Cowlin took advantage of the weak Fylde back line to grab his second try of the day.

Chorley extended their lead soon after as the officials awarded a penalty try due to Fylde illegally stopping three clear try scoring chances.

The home side led 22-10 at the break but that lead was soon cut short in the second half as Fylde took advantage of the down hill slope to draw themselves within two points of equalising.

As the game entered the final 10 minutes, Chorley dug deep and looked to hold on to their two point lead.

But they managed to go one better and grab another try.

After excellent work in the middle of the park, Lee Rogers split the Fylde defence to power over.

And the scoring wasn’t finished as Greg Fife regained the ball from the kick off.

He jinxed his way from full-back and made his way past the Fylde back line to touch down under the post and seal the win.

Chorley travel to Leigh this Saturday.

The second team resume their LBS plate cup duties as they travel Ashton-under-Lyne.