Chorley trailed to a wonder goal hit from more than 30-yards from full-back Paul Collins in the 19th minute.

It was only after a half-time lecture from manager Tony Hesketh that the side showed real improvement.

Winger Roger Sharrock was unlucky not to save at least a point for the Magpies with a shot in the second half that Woodley keeper Connett tipped over and an effort that hit the bar.

Tony Hesketh said: “We came to in the second half and then we could have scored three or four.

"With only one goal from two games, and that from the penalty spot, we clearly need to up the scoring rate.”

Midfielder Lee Shillito came off the bench late on for his first competitive appearance since being injured in November.

As Chorley have an open date on Saturday, their next game will be away to Radcliffe Borough on Monday.

Skipper Kieran Fletcher is fit again after injuring his ankle against Bolton Wanderers on August 2, and may figure.