A Chorley side featuring several changes put up a real fight against the league leaders to try and deny them their league title.

Despite a good opening five minutes Chorley were caught out by an audacious chip over their defensive line which saw their centre kick on the loose ball to score under the posts.

A second score for Furness followed on ten minutes as again their inside centre took advantage of space between forwards in the defensive line.

Despite conceding the two early scores the rest of the half went mainly the visitors way, Chorley held up over the line on one occasion and then securing points through a push over try from Ross Beazley in the forwards.

Furness scored again in the closing minutes of the half.

The second half saw Chorley add ever increasing pressure on the Furness try line and blind side flanker Martin Riley was twice held up over the line.

Chances kept coming,for Chorley due to some excellent possession gained by the forwards.

Simon Frost and Ian Rigbye in the centre twice gaveng their wingers scoring chances with some excellent midfield handling, only to be denied by some last ditch tackles by the home side.

Eventually the pressure told as again Ross Beazley crashed over for Chorley's second score.

The final 20 minutes were tense for Furness and their silenced crowd of 60+ supporters who arrived expecting them to demolish lowly placed Chorley.

The visitors kept up the pressure until two minutes from time, giving them something to build on in next week's home fixture.

Furness eventually closed out the game with a try in the corner as Chorley ran out of steam realising the result had eluded them.

Chorley's next fixture is against North Manchester Saturday April 5.