Clean-sheet show will boost keeper

Curtis Haley
Curtis Haley
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Chorley will hope to make it two wins out of two tomorrow when they travel to Nantwich Town.

The Magpies recorded a morale-boosting 1-0 win over Blyth Spartans at Victory Park last weekend.

The fact that Chorley managed to keep a clean sheet against the North East outfit will have worked wonders for the confidence of goalkeeper Jack Cudworth.

The young stopper has come under fire in recent weeks after a number of high-profile mistakes. However, the 21-year-old produced a calm and assured performance, which will give manager Garry Flitcroft food for thought as to whether he needs to strengthen the goalkeeping department.

The Magpies boss gave a debut against Blyth to new loan striker Curtis Haley, who has joined the club on work experience from Blackburn Rovers.

He played 85 minutes of the match before being replaced by another new boy ex-Morecambe centre forward Sean Breen.

One negative point from the game was the early withdrawal of John Cunliffe. His return from injury was curtailed after just 23 minutes when he felt his hamstring tightening up.

He was replaced by Jamie Vermiglio, who also returned to first-team duties after a spell on the sidelines.

Tomorrow’s opponents Nantwich are below Chorley in the NPL Premier Division table and have a rather odd record this season.

Away from home they have one of the best records in the division, but they have struggled to pick up points at the Weaver Stadium.

They have registered just two wins all season at home and Chorley will fancy their chances of adding to their woes in front of their own fans.

Elsewhere in the Premier Division, Kendal Town are without a game this weekend.

In the First Division North, Lancaster City will hope to extend their recent good run of form and results when they travel to Wakefield.

The Dolly Blues have only lost once in their last six games and battled back from going a goal behind against Warrington Town last weekend to earn a share of the points at Giant Axe.

High-flying Clitheroe are in action at Shawbridge against Ossett Albion this weekend, while Burscough welcome Radcliffe Borough to Victoria Park.