Drawing from the experience

14 Oct 2019 03:59
Published by: Kian French

CHORLEY showed signs that they are finding their feet in the National League with a battling performance against leaders Halifax.

The Magpies returned across the Pennines with a share of the points after holding the league's top scorers to a goalless draw on a wet and Wendy night in West Yorkshire.

It was their third consecutive 0-0 and Chorley boss Jamie Vermiglio says that his side has worked hard to be stronger defensively after starting the season conceding heavily.

He believes the result is more clean sheets. And after a difficult start, the Magpies have lost just once in their past seven games.

After 16 games of the campaign the Magpies sit second bottom in the table with just one win. But Vermiglio believes his side is heading in the right direction.

He said: "I think recent results have reflected that we are making progress, particularly defensively."

And he added: "We were finding that when the ball gets turned over, the gaps we were leaving were too big and it was giving teams opportunities to get into our final third quite easily, because of our end position when we were losing the ball.

"We have just worked on being a bit more compact and getting the ball up the field before becoming more fluid."

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