Chorley 6-0 Tamworth

Chorley vs. Tamworth
Chorley vs. Tamworth
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Josh Hine starred with a tremendous hat-trick as in-form Chorley made it three wins on the bounce with victory over Tamworth.

The Magpies were in scintillating form at the Chorley Group Victory Park stadium showing real quality in front of goal.

Victory over Tamworth saw the Magpies record their first home win since January, their last coming against Gainsborough Trinity.

Chorley now sit fourth in the Vanarama Conference North.

In a steady first half, Hine opened his account in the 21st minute nodding in at the back post, before scoring a second on the stroke of half time.

Three minutes after the hour, Hine completed his hat-trick converting at the back post before Harry Winter added a fourth in the 73rd minute.

Jack Dorney scored a fifth Chorley goal five minutes later before sub’ Aaron Burns completed the scoring in the 92nd minute with a fine individual effort.

It a slow but even opening to the game, Sam Ashton was forced into early action smothering a tame Connor Taylor shot, while referee Paul Brown infuriated the home support, booking James Dean for a challenge on Chris Smith.

Hine then had strong claims for a penalty turned down after appearing to be shoved over by Thomas James before Harry Winter volleyed over from the edge of the box.

The Magpies settled into the half and started to the up the ante, often playing directly but on occasions stringing together several passes which created space for both Hine and Dorney.

Chorley continued to look the better of the sides and their pressure told midway through the half.

Dean broke down the left, he sent in an excellent left footed cross and towering over his man at the back post was Hine, who nodded past James Belshaw.

Hine continued to be in the thick of the action, as he provided a cross for Dale Whitham to head straight at Belshaw.

The visitors, who were defeated by the Magpies back in September, enjoyed small spells of possession, but their final ball was proving their downfall as Ashton had little to do between the posts.

Chorley and in particular Dean were causing the Tamworth back line all sorts of problems, and the big striker was involved in the action once again as the Magpies extended their lead on the stroke of half-time.

Dean won possession 30-yards out, he neatly played through Hine, who in turn struck his effort across Belshaw and in to the bottom corner to send the vocal Chorley fans wild.

Early in the second-half, Dean struck an effort wide of the post before Tamworth registered their first meaningful attack on the Chorley goal as former Preston North End striker David Hibbert lost his marker in the box, but he he was thwarted by a tremendous Ashton save.

Belshaw then pulled off a fine reflex save to deny Whitham but he was helpless shortly after the hour when Chorley added a third.

Dorney, found space down the left, his cross found Hine at the back post and the hard-working striker completed a deserved striker as he prodded a shot under the legs of Belshaw from five-yards.

The Magpies looked a threat each time they entered the final third and Dean was unlucky to see his shot beaten away by Belshaw after the big striker bulldozed his was past Sampson and James.

The Lambs’ defence had struggled to cope with the Chorley front line all game and the Magpies further added to their total with just over 15 minutes remaining.

Dorney, again found space down the left, he carried the ball into the box sending a low cross across the face of goal and from two yards, Winter bundled the ball over the line.

Victory Park was alive and kicking and there was pandemonium in the stands once again five minutes later, as Dorney found space in the area to lash a shot past Belshaw, beating the Tamworth shot stopper at his near post.

Burns, Jack Lynch and Chris Almond were all introduced from the substitutes’ bench shortly after and the latter got involved in the action straight away forcing Belshaw into making a fine fingertip save.

As the game entered stoppage time, Chorley added a sixth as Burns, with his back to goal rocketed a left footed effort past Belshaw.

Chorley: Ashton, Ross, Jarvis, Teague (c), Doyle, Roscoe, Hine, Whitham (Lynch 81), Dean (Burns 78), Dorney, Winter (Almond 78)

Subs not used: Flynn, Dodd

Attendance: 1392

Referee: Paul Brown