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Magpies record biggest win in almost 70 years

Lancashire Telegraph: James Dean, left, scored a hat-trick which has boosted manager Garry Flitcroft's Chorley goal difference James Dean, left, scored a hat-trick which has boosted manager Garry Flitcroft's Chorley goal difference

Chorley served up a once-in-a-lifetime goal-feast for a crowd of 849 in recording their biggest victory since 1946.

This top-versus-bottom contest was over almost as soon as it began, with relegated Droylsden buried under an avalanche of early goals.

Manager Garry flitcroft’s eager Magpies werethree up in seven minutes and five ahead in 12 as the beleaguered visitors struggled in vain to stem the tide.

Commendable as was the Bloods’ intention to attack, their defensive cover was fragile, inviting Chorley to wreak havoc in acres of space.

Jack Dorney’s calm close-range finish opened the floodgates on two minutes and then Josh Hine fired a glorious cross-shot beyond keeper Oliver Martin before Droylsden contributed the first of two own-goals, a gentle back-pass from Ben Heneghan bobbling past an embarrassed Martin’s swinging boot.

On-loan full-back Max Cartwright enhanced his growing reputation with a sublime free-kick in the ninth minute before Bloods’ skipper Ged Murphy sliced an attempted clearance into his own net to gift the home side a fifth.

A period of respite for Droylsden was ended in the 37th minute when Dale Whitham crashed home Hine’s inviting cut-back and the home fans were in seventh heaven just before half-time.
Cartwright’s lofted through-ball released James Dean who beat the stranded Martin with a measured lob.

The mayhem continued after the break, Darren Stephenson (49 minutes) neatly heading in from a corner. Three minutes later a penalty for handball in the jaws of goal was emphatically dispatched by Dean to make it nine but the visitors unexpectedly hit back almost at once, Sam Madeley’s quickly-taken free-kick from out on the right catching unemployed keeper Sam Ashton napping and out of position.

It fell to the influential Cartwright to bring up double figures for Chorley on 69 minutes, rifling home a loose ball following a corner and three goals in the last eight minutes completed the rout.

Dorney capitalised on defensive disarray to stroke the ball into an empty net, then Dean completed his hat-trick before Whitham fired in the thirteenth from Chris Almond’s unselfish assist.

It was from start to finish simply a Chorley cakewalk which should have left the team in great heart for last night’s potentially crucial shoot-out against FC United at Bury’s Gigg Lane, which ended 2-2.

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5:16pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Stone Island: says...

It would be nice of the LT to tell us the actual score, but having read the article a couple of times, I'll have a guess at 13-1?
It would be nice of the LT to tell us the actual score, but having read the article a couple of times, I'll have a guess at 13-1? Stone Island:
  • Score: 6

5:31pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Truth will out says...

I'm also going with 13-1 but am guessing it was a puzzle to read down to "the thirteenth".

As I get through that puzzle I then move on to the next one which is the final paragraph.Hopefully I can work out which tense is being used.

Also interesting that it's in the Burnley news feed.
I'm also going with 13-1 but am guessing it was a puzzle to read down to "the thirteenth". As I get through that puzzle I then move on to the next one which is the final paragraph.Hopefully I can work out which tense is being used. Also interesting that it's in the Burnley news feed. Truth will out
  • Score: 5

10:59am Thu 10 Apr 14

juanbbien says...

Like you say some indication of a score would be nice seen as that's what the article is about
Like you say some indication of a score would be nice seen as that's what the article is about juanbbien
  • Score: 0

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