In the final game before the new year Chorley 1st XV showed what they could do against high flying Carnforth who entered the game 3rd in the table having already snatched a win against Chorley earlier in the season.

Following two frustrating fixtures against both Clitheroe and North Manchester which Chorley should have won, captain Simon Frost rallied his troops for what was a gutsy but far from pretty performance.

Carnforth started the game on the front foot and pressurised the Chorley pack in the scrum from the whistle.

The home side took the early advantage on 15 minutes with an unconverted try.

Chorley came back strongly to get a kickable penalty opportunity which went wide, but subsequent possession in the opposition half saw both forwards and backs combine through several phases culminating is a line break by No. 8 Andy Kavanagh who brushed aside two tackle attempts two score under the posts.

Simon Frost obliged with the conversion.

Just before the half time whistle Carnforth struck again with a driving maul from 10 metres which resulted in an unconverted try.

Entering the second half 10-7 down Chorley squandered another penalty opportunity early on, but continued to pressurise a tiring Carnforth defence as the half wore on.

With ten minutes to go a break by Flanker John Jackson saw him score by the uprights.

Seconds after the restart a quick tap off the top of the lineout from Andy Walkden down to Chris Highton was enough to crack the Carnforth defence for the third time.

A wonderful pass out to centre Stewart Harris saw him ghost through for Chorley's third try.

Next Fixture vs Furness at home (Brookfields, Astley Village) January 5, kick off 2.30pm.