With both teams in the bottom half of the table with just two points from four games, this was a game both teams were desperate to win.

Clitheroe struck first blood after ten minutes when they were awarded a penalty and converted to make the score 3-0.

It didn't take long for Chorley to respond when Steve Pearson scored a penalty of his own to level things up at 3-3.

Chorley started to take control of the game and man of the match Mike Richardson found a gap in the Clitheroe defence only to be thwarted by Clitheroes full back with the try line begging.

It was Richardson who scored the only try of the game on 30 minutes when he collected his own chip and chase to score under the sticks with Pearson converting to leave the score at 10-3.

Skipper Michael Jessiman put the game beyond Clitheroe's reach with a neat drop goal on the hour mark to put Chorley 13-3 up.

Clitheroe couldn't find a way past a solid defence that hasn't conceded a try in 160 minutes of rugby.

This was a well deserved victory for the black and whites who are starting to play some good rugby after a slow start to the season.