CHORLEY Ladies booked their place in the next round of the Lancashire County Cup after an impressive 5-0 victory on the road against Morecambe.

It was always going to be a thriller of a game as both sides were keen to take a win into next week’s league game which is the same fixture but reversed location.

The game started with Chorley on the back foot as Morecambe passed the ball and played some good football in the opening 15 minutes.

Against the run of play, a long ball from Natalie Parry found the charging run of Vicky Coope.

She hit a pass into Mel Ball’s feet and she fired home to put Chorley ahead.

The game continued in the same vein with chances falling for both sides, but Chorley goalkeeper Jo Phillips ensured Morecambe did not equalise.

After half time, the Euxton-based side showed their ability to dominate and take control.

Within 10 minutes of the kick off, pressure from Sam Cadwallader forced an error from the Shrimp’s defence.

The ball fell at Coope’s feet on the edge of the centre circle and a quick glance up and she saw the goal keeper off her line.

A long range drive smashed into the back of the net leaving the home side’s keeper helpless.

The visitors were in full-flow and the confidence oozed out of their performance. Coope turned provider again for Ball as she slipped and perfectly weighted ball through for Ball who calmly slotting past the goalkeeper.

Substitute Sophie Williams made a positive impact upon her arrival.

Mel Ball was influential in the next goal and was the provider for Williams to tap the ball into the net.

To round off a convincing victory, Ball claimed her hat-trick and Chorley’s fifth of the game.

Great passing on the left between Scarlett Smith and Katherine Bonner found Sam Cadwallader who charged forward.

Her passing on the left found Williams who then slotted through the Morecambe defence for Ball to hit home.

It was a brilliant performance by Chorley and Morecambe will be looking for revenge on Sunday when they travel to Euxton Villa at 2pm.

Roger Leigh, Chorley manager, said: “Cameron (Foster) and I requested belief and a strong second half. We certainly got that.”

Barbara Dawson, avid fan said: “It was a great team performance, even better with five goals and a clean sheet.”

Janet Mitchell, Chorley captain added: “The team responded to requests from management. We go into next week positive but focused to do the same job again.”

Chorley currently share joint second position with Hull City in the FA Women’s Premier League Northern Division One - trailing Guiseley Ladies by a point.