Colne made the trip down the M65 to face a Chorley side searching for their first win of the season.

The game started at a frantic pace with Chorley getting the better of the early exchanges and the forwards dominating play in and around the ruck area.

Chorley's dominance paid off after 20 minutes when Steve Pearson found a gap in the Colne defence with a perfectly angled run before racing half the length of the field to score and then convert his own try to put Chorley 7-0 up.

Confidence was growing in the Chorley ranks and they found themselves in good field position once again as Colne conceded a penalty under the posts which Pearson comfortably converted to leave Chorley 10-0 up and in control.

With only minutes to play in the first half the Colne team fell asleep and quick thinking from the flanker Steve Goodman released player coach Andy Kavanagh to crash over, after great support play, Pearson again converted. Chorley went in at the break 17-0.

Any hopes Colne had of getting back in to the game were quickly dashed by Chorley's awesome defence and pure determination.

Chorley were unlucky not to score in the second half when Goodman was held up over the line.

The result was marred by a serious injury to prop Chris O'Niell which saw his kneecap shattered and the game stopped for 25 minutes.

Captain Michael Jessiman said after the game: "It was a fantastic team performance today and the lads dug deep in the second half and this win was for Chris who we wish a speedy recovery"