CHORLEY Ladies bounced back from their FA Cup defeat last week by beating Chester-le-Street 3-1.

The game started at a high pace due to the rain in the morning. and the pitch was fast which played to Chorley’s advantage.

Within the opening five minutes, Charlotte Higginson gave the Euxton-based side the lead with a typical long-range effort looping over the keeper.

They extended their lead five minutes later when Vicky Coope curled a corner directly into the back of the net, catching all out including the visiting goalkeeper.

The North East side began to find their feet after the pacey start from Chorley and managed to get a goal back before half time.

A high ball pinged around the box and was tapped into the net.

At half time Chorley changed formation.

It changed the game considerably and Chorley felt comfortable and composed on the ball.

They passed the ball around the pitch, which created opportunities and Danni Toward’s side started to enjoy the game.

Coope hit the post, Sam Cadwallader went close but Jennifer King found space to lob the CLS goalkeeper securing all three points for Chorley.

Towards the closing stages Coope rose powerfully heading in a Natalie Parry cross only for it to be harshly disallowed for offside despite running from an on-side position.

Cameron Foster, coach, said: “We are delighted to bounce back from the cup defeat with a comprehensive league win.”

Roger Leigh, manager, said: “We are pleased to have come into the side who performed well.

“October is a busy month with lots of fixtures so the squad is massively important.”

Vicky Coope, goalscorer, said: “I enjoy playing upfront and in the second half I was back in my natural position.

“It felt good to score again.”

Chorley are currently sitting in second in the FA Women’s Premier League Northern Division One - one point behind Guiseley Vixens Ladies. Chorley return to cup action on Sunday when they travel to Morecambe.