Jessiman try double as Oldham are routed

Chorley RUFC V Oldham
Chorley RUFC V Oldham
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Chorley’s winning streak continued in the County Courier Services Division Two North as they thrashed Oldham 28-3.

Chorley started brightly as they quickly got accustomed to the heavy pitch and pinned Oldham in the bottom half of the field.

A big positive in recent weeks was the form of Chorley’s defensive line and it was they who set the tone of the matching defending hard winning a string of penalties.

But despite the penalty being missed, it wasn’t too long before Chorley took the lead.

Chris Highton made the break from the back of the scrum but came up short, with Mick Jessiman on hand to touch down and Rick Wareing adding the extras.

Oldham rallied from the

restart and drew closer through a penalty but the hosts came back by regaining the ball and making good headway through some tactical kicks and line breaks.

Chorley remained on top for the rest of the half and scored once more with Greg Fife finishing off a flowing backs move.

The match opened up slightly in the second half as both teams tried to spread the ball wide.

Once more it was Chorley who came out on top as Andy Kavanagh made to most of an opening in the Oldham


The frustrations in the Oldham team grew which eventually led to them being reduced to 14 men as their full-back was given a 10-minute break for verbals.

Chorley took full advantage by scoring again as Jessiman broke clear to touch down under the sticks and extend the Chorley lead.

Oldham continued to push but the ever impressive Chorley defence proved to be unstoppable and the home side saw out the game running out comfortable winners.