Indiscipline cost Chorley as they missed a golden opportunity to take a home win against rivals Colne and Nelson on Saturday.

Following a lay off of four weeks due to cup commitments and bad weather, the first team looked off the pace in the opening 20 minutes and allowed the visitors to dominate field position.

Fortunately for Chorley two kickable penalties were missed.

In the second quarter Chorley began to assert their dominance in the lineout by kicking deep into the opposition territory.

They came closest to crossing the line from a catch and drive on 30 minutes when Gareth Motley was held up over the line.

Despite the game being an even tempered affair both sides found themselves down to 14 men temporarily with sin binnings, Chorley losing flanker Dave Martin for throwing a punch.

The opening minutes of the second half saw Chorley centre Stewart Harris take a well floated pass from his fly half at pace to beat three tackles and score under the sticks.

Shortly afterwards Chorley found themselves down to 14 men again as substitute Ross Beazley was sin binned for handling in the ruck after only being on the field 30 seconds.

Colne took advantage and managed to outflank the Chorley defence following a scrum on the 22 yard line.

Following this they capitalised again by slotting a drop goal, which was later followed by a penalty.

The final quarter saw Chorley rally again and despite losing yet another player to the bin.

The dying seconds saw Chorley's best chance squandered as second row John Jackson broke clean through with only the full-back to beat rather than sidestepping he took the tackle and looked for support which was too late in arriving.