CHORLEY boss Jamie Vermiglio has praised the resilience shown by his side after climbing off the bottom of the National League.

The Magpies are unbeaten in three games having drawn 2-2 at Barrow on Tuesday night - a match Chorley were leading 2-0 inside the opening 20 minutes.

While Vermiglio admitted he was a bit frustrated not to hang on for the victory, he said it was an another important point picked up in their fight for survival.

Chorley went to Barrow on the back of victories over Chesterfield and Torquay and the midweek draw sees them climb above Ebbsfleet in the league table. “It is as good a point as any going away to the top of the league,” said the Chorley boss ahead of tomorrow’s home clash with Dagenham and Redbridge.

“Would we have taken a point beforehand coming in on the back of back-to-back victories, of course.”

Goals from Charles Vernam and Marcus Carver put Chorley 2-0 up after 19 minutes against Barrow and Vermiglio admitted in hindsight he would have tried to play the rest of the game slightly differently.

“There is a real sense of frustration when we have got two goals, we could have held on to the lead,” he said. Reflecting on myself with the messages given out on to the pitch, things could have been different but hindsight is a wonderful thing.

“The boys carried on with the high press that we started with when really we should have sat in a little bit and invited a little bit of pressure and broke in the first half.

“But we learn and we held on for a valuable point. It is another point towards our total.”

He added: “I didn’t think we started brilliantly, to be honest. We didn’t move the ball that well.

“We had three of four moments when we moved the ball particularly well, created good goal-scoring opportunities and scored two fantastic goals.”

Vermiglio, whose side drew 0-0 at Dagenham and Redbridge back in September, is hoping to continue the Magpies’ recent run of good form in the return.

“We have been really good the last three games, even before the last three games and you have seen a little bit more of a resilience about the Chorley side at the moment,” he said.

“We have played against three full time sides the last three fixtures and we have done really, really well.”