Gregson’s late try seals a superb win

Andy Johns in action for Chorley
Andy Johns in action for Chorley

Chorley RUFC second’s recorded back-to-back victories in the league for the first time this season as they won at high-fliers Bolton 4ths 22-7

Boosted by the addition of Andy Johns, Chorley out-muscled, out-powered and outplayed their third-placed opponents and now sit sixth in the Raging Bull North West Leagues Division Five North.

The home side started strongly pressuring the Chorley back-line from the kick off.

But the backs stood firm and managed to keep the scores level despite an early Bolton onslaught.

Having forced themselves into the game, it was the away side that took the lead.

After excellent build-up play, the ball found its way to Nick Sargent who crashed over the whitewash to give Chorley the lead.

Both Jack Bury and Chris Reed were tormenting the Bolton backs with weaving runs, and after yet more pressure Chorley extended their lead.

The evergreen Mark Brook rolled back the years and crossed for an excellent converted try to ensure Chorley went into the break with a

12-0 lead.

In the second half, Bolton started brightly and they brought themselves right back into the game when converting their first try of the match.

But Chorley re-established their dominance not long after as Liam Butcher powered over the line following an excellent charge down.

And Chorley rounded off the afternoon when Mark Gregson forced his way over in the corner to cap a great all-round performance from the ever dependable hooker.

n The first team fixture at hone to Littleborough was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

This coming weekend, Chorley travel to bottom-of-the-table Fleetwood 2nds whilst the second team travel to Vale of Lune 4ths.