CHORLEY climbed to fourth in the Vanarama National League North to record a 2-1 victory despite missing a penalty against Salford City.

Under the well-lit night sky due to the weather, there was an electric feel to the match as the Magpies took on one of their rivals for promotion.

The game was brought to life when Marcus Carver passed the ball past keeper Jay Lynch and the stopper dragged down the striker after 12 minutes.

A red card was given to Lynch and a penalty was awarded but the goalkeeper stayed on the pitch as the referee reduced the decision to a yellow card.

There was more drama when Lynch then saved Dale Whitham's spot-kick.

The visitors took the lead on 27 minutes but the Magpies hit back just after the break with efforts by Jason Walker and Whitham helped the hosts take the points.

Manager Jansen said: "We started really well and we got the penalty."

"Then there was a mix up with the sending off, the referee changed his decision which he is entitled to do so I have no issue. I think it disrupted the penalty taker but we battled on.

"They went ahead against the run of play but we had a talk at half time that it was a battle.

"They came wanting a war and we stood up to it but we want to play football and we showed that. We were excellent in the second half and got what we deserved.

"They are spending a load of money but we outplayed them we outclassed them and we outfought them."

Matt Jansen's side turn their attention to the FA Cup Second Qualifying Round trip to Dunston UTS.