John’s brace of tries helps Chorley home

Chorley Rick Waring
Chorley Rick Waring

Chorley RUFC continued their fine form as they gained a vital victory away at Sedgley Park in the County Courier Services Division Two North.

After last week’s abandoned game, Chorley travelled to North Manchester and came away with the points in a fine display as they defeated 12th-placed Sedgley 3rds 28-8.

Chorley started well and held the majority of possession and territory but couldn’t make any decisive chances and also missed an early penalty attempt.

Sedgley fielded a youthful side, who were full of running and always looked dangerous when the ball was spread to their backs.

Despite Sedgley building pressure, it was Chorley who took the lead.

After great build-up play, the ball was sent wide to winger Danny Tordoff who slid in to touch down in the corner.

Fly-half Rick Waring made no mistake with the conversion to give Chorley the lead.

As the half continued, the Chorley pack began to gain the upper hand, especially in the scrums, although one good chance went begging when the ball should have been touched down after an impressive drive.

Sedgley hit back by converting a penalty, and in the second half stretched the Chorley back-line a number of times.

And after outmuscling Chorley in a maul, it was Sedgley who powered over the whitewash to give the hosts hope of a win.

But Andy John ensured there would be no hopes of a comeback as he powered over to extend the Chorley lead.

It was John again who found himself on the scoresheet minutes later as smart work from the Chorley forwards saw John break and he made no mistake in touching down to seal the victory.

n Chorley 2nds beat Blackpool 55-12 in a dominant display. They dominated throughout the game as Blackpool struggled with the pace and power of Chorley.