Gloucester City produced a wonderful away victory at promotion chasing Chorley to further pull themselves away from the relegation zone.\r\n\r\nChris Knowles and a late Andy Teague own goal meant the Tigers came away from Victory Park with all three points, cancelling out James Dean’s opener.\r\n\r\nTim Harris’ side rode their luck with two gilt-edged Chorley chances somehow not ending in the back of the net.\r\n\r\nJack Dorney somehow conspired to hit the post from inside the six yard box and Teague headed down in front of goal, to somehow bobble and bounce over the crossbar.\r\n\r\nThe Tigers now rise to six points clear of the relegation zone, with the majority of sides below them losing.\r\n\r\nIn deepest Lancashire, it was Chorley who began the stronger through Dean who shot wide at the near post.\r\n\r\nHe was more accurate shortly after, despite City enjoying the majority of possession, Josh Hine unleashed the Chorley striker behind a lackadaisical Tigers backline to fire past Paul White and into the net.\r\n\r\nChorley kept the pressure on and only the well placed Knowles stopped a near certainty of a goal.\r\n\r\nThe tide changed City’s way with Femi Orenuga playing through Tom Webb who fired wide.\r\n\r\nAdam Mather forced a good save from White, who then fired up field culminating in his namesake Harry White shooting over after a bobble skewed the ball.\r\n\r\nCity equalised on the half hour through Knowles, who was in the perfect spot to nod home after Sam Ashton had tipped Jack Harris’ effort onto the bar.\r\n\r\nA minute later Matt Flynn came close to reaffirming Chorley’s lead but his glancing header went into the side netting.\r\n\r\nAnother Jones delivery and another Harris header saw Ashton produce a fine stop to keep the scores level.\r\n\r\nThe half came to a close with a turgid Lewis Hall effort who scuffed the ball from 20 yards.\r\n\r\nTim Harris’ side continued to be on the front foot, but Ashton made a brilliant top corner save from a Jones free-kick.\r\n\r\nBut, the visitors rode their luck immensely after Chorley missed a sitter, Jack Dorney found himself in an oasis of space, but scuffed the shot onto the post from inside the six yard box.\r\n\r\nCaptain Teague headed over the bar and Josh Hine fired wide as Chorley attacked with intent.\r\n\r\nA stunning ball from Dean threatened as Hine nodded strongly at goal, only for Paul White to produce a wonderful reaction save.\r\n\r\nWith time running out, Jones, who was superb all afternoon, delivered pinpoint to the back post where Chorley captain Teague could only head into the own net.\r\n\r\nA Chorley bombardment followed, including an unbelievable chance for Teague to make amends but it somehow bounce over the net.\r\n\r\nThe Tigers held on for a vitally important victory that, with results going their way, a step towards Vanarama North safety.\r\n\r\nChorley: S. Ashton, M. Ross, A. Mather, A. Teague, M. Flynn, A. Roscoe, J. Hine, D. Whitham, J. Dean, A. Burns, J. Dorney (C. Almond 83)\r\n\r\nSubs not used: H. Winter, J. Cottrell, C. Simm, J. Lynch\r\n\r\nGoals: Dean 11\r\n\r\nGloucester City: P. White, M. Green (N. Modest 45), B. Jones, J. Harris, S. Avery, C. Knowles, A. Connolly, T. Webb, H. White (C. Griffin 90+2), F. Orenuga (M. Diop 62), L. Hall\r\n\r\nSubs not used: M. Richards, R. Staley\r\n\r\nGoals: Knowles 30, Teague OG 78\r\n\r\nAttendance: 958

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