REPORT: County leave it late with another last gap equaliser

For the second game in a row, County scraped a last-gap equaliser as Chorley were held at Edgeley Park last weekend.

A Jason Oswell header in the 92nd minute of the game secured a point for County, in what was a fair result against our fellow play-off chasers.


The game was one of few chances, with County shading the first half, but Jason Walker could have put the visitors ahead but shot over when put through on goal following a defensive mistake.

County’s star striker Oswell nodded in from close range only to see his goal chalked out for offside, whilst Bohan Dixon shot wide on a couple of occasions from range.

The second half saw Chorley grow in confidence and the Magpies should have gone ahead, Marcus Carver and Matty Hughes both saw their shots saved by Ben Hinchliffe at close range.

The County goalkeeper could do nothing to prevent the visitors going ahead, however, after the referee allowed a debatable free-kick to be taken quickly and ahead of play, which saw Nick Haughton slot in from just outside the area after running at the Hatters defence.

But County were to have the last laugh, after Matty Warburton’s floated ball was met by Jason Oswell, who glanced his header past Matt Urwin in the Cheadle End goal.

FT: County 1-1 Chorley

Not a terrible result for the Hatters, but with three points now separating us from the play-offs, the need to turn some of these draws into wins is evident.

Scorers: Oswell (92).

Squad: Hinchliffe, Cowan, Duxbury, Ball, Clarke, O’Halloran, Mantack (Stephenson, 60), Stopforth (McKenna, 84), Oswell, Dixon, Warburton.

Unused: Smalley, Ormson, Walker.

Attendance: 3,674



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