Ossett Albion 2 Chorley 2

Two points lost or one point gained?

That's the question for Chorley after their 2-2 draw with lowly Ossett Albion on Saturday.

The game was one of only two in the league to survive the big freeze and was the perfect chance to cut the gap on leaders Chester, whose game at Garforth Town was lost to the weather.

Ossett were thumped 6-0 by Chester last Saturday and were recently hammered 6-2 by Bamber Bridge so it looked like a banker.

However with his team trailing 2-0 with just 13 minutes left, Garry Flitcroft would have probably settled for a point.

Dale Whitham cut the arrears after 77 minutes and Andy Russell secured a point in injury time.

Earlier Ossett had silenced the travelling fans with goals from Lee Bennett (61 minutes) and Joshua Moore (74 minutes).

Up until then Chorley were guilty of not taking their chances in a blank first half.

The only good news was the result of the other game - with high-flying AFC Fylde losing to Salford City 3-1.

* christopher.maguire@lep.co.uk