With captain Phil Callander away, flanker Steve Goodman took over the reigns against an experienced Clitheroe team.

Chorley showed there intent from the start with the forwards showing their power in the scrums and lineouts with Sebastian Horrocks and Chris Reed controlling the scrums.

Number Eight Anthony Matson ran in to score Chorley's first try, and, after constant pressure, centre Stu Harris ran over the line for the second, which was converted.

Harris bagged another before winger Andy Watts scored the try of the season running half the length of the pitch before sidestepping a tackle to score.

A further try for Chorley followed from Steve Ashcroft before Clitheroe replied with one of their own just before the break.

The second half was a lot tighter than the first and Clitheroe scored again but any fears Chorley may throw away their advantage were extinguished when centre Stu Harris completed a hat-trick of tries.

Chorley are away at Ormskirk on Saturday.