CHORLEY boss Matt Jansen hailed his side's midweek over Darlington as 'one of the best' during his tenure at Victory Park.

The Magpies swept aside the Quakers to record a fine 4-1 success and move up to 13th after recording their second straight victory.

Jason Walker scored twice for the hosts in the first half, either side of a Matt Challoner strike, and although Harvey Saunders pulled one back for the visitors, Nick Haughton made the points safe with a fourth.

And the display left Jansen delighted with his side who are now unbeaten in four games ahead of Saturday's trip to North Ferriby United.

"That's one of the best performances we have had since I have been a manager at this club," said Jansen.

"It could have been 16 or 17 because we had so many chances and created so many opportunities.

"We were outstanding against a very good side who will be up there."

Chorley had struggled for goals in the early weeks of the season but have now hit six in two games, having managed just three in their first seven.

And Jansen was full of praise for his forward line.

"The front four were so clever and created so many problems for them," he told the club's official website.

"It was an outstanding performance not just by individuals, but an outstanding team performance."

Elsewhere, joint bosses Liam Smith and Dixon Lambert registered their first win at Padiham in style as they put five past Burscough.

Kenny Taylor and Brandon Barski put the Storks two up inside 20 minutes and second half goals from Kieron Pickup, Dominic Craig and Benjamin Hoskin completed a 5-1 win with Alex Parkes' penalty the only consolation for the home side.

The win lifts Padiham out of the bottom three and Darwen are also on the move after the won 1-0 away at Barnoldswick Town.

Bobby Langford's strike just before the half hour settled the derby with the points moving the Salmoners above Danny Craig's side.

In the Integro League Cup, Colne overcame neighbours Clitheroe in a preliminary round tie.

Daniel Wilkins put the hosts in front and a last minute Mark Ayres penalty secured a 2-0 win for the Reds.

Steve Cunningham's side will now host Workington in the first round on Tuesday, October 17.