Chorley set off on the 120 mile round trip to the Lake District to face a Windemere side currently undefeated in North Lancs Division Two and tipped for promotion.

The match kicked off in heavy rain and gale force winds and Chorley soon showed they hadn't made the long journey just to make up the numbers.

The Chorley pack kept the game tight in the early exchanges as Chorley began to get on top, and after some great handling in the back line Andrew Johns went over to score the first try which was converted by Steve Pearson.

Chorley continued to dominate and found themselves with good field position and in his first game as chorley captain Michael Jessiman struck the inside of the upright with a sweetly struck drop goal attempt.

Chorley's domination continued and Steve Goodman was next over the whitewash on his return to the first team as Chorley found themselves 12-0 up at half time.

But Windermere came out with all guns blazing in the second half and Chorley's resilience was broken early in the second half, and Windermere then scored another try and a penalty to to leave the score 13-12 to Windemere Man of the match Chris Highton was harshly sin binned with 15 minutes to go and Chorley couldn't find a way back.

Chorley are back at home to Colne next Saturday with a 3pm kick off.

Players intersted in joining Chorley should call coach Andy on 07939 979323.