CHORLEY-based striker Tom Cahill broke his hometown club’s hearts with two goals in a victory which saw the Magpies slip to fourth in the table.
Garry Flitcroft will be hoping that these three points don’t prove costly in two months time when the play-offs are finally decided.
Chorley were 1-0 down after just 10 minutes when drove the ball home which keeper Lloyd Rigby could only watch going into the back of the net.
Fylde dominated the early exchanges with their fine passing football but the visitors settled into the game for the rest of the first half.
The home side extended their lead on the counter-attack on 56 minutes when former Rotherham United star Cahill fired home.
Chorley battled to get back in the game and the closest they came was a shot by Tom Ince which was well-saved by the Fylde keeper.
The match was wrapped up as a contest when defender Tom Walker gave the ball away and former Manchester United and Chorley-born wing Michael Barnes used his pace.
He fed the ball to Cahill and the teacher laid down the law for his 24th goal of the season