Northwich Victoria 1-3 Chorley

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Garry Flitcroft completed an eventful day by watching his charges beat league leaders Northwich Victoria on Tuesday night.

The Chorley manager spent the morning giving evidence at the Levenson Inquiry into press standards about his own experiences at the hands of the tabloid papers.

He was then straight up the motorway to watch the Magpies secure their best win of the season with a 3-1 success at Northwich.

Goals from Steve Foster, Adam Roscoe and Chris Denham made it a memorable day for their manager.

Without a goal in their last three games, even the most diehard supporter would have struggled to predict this result, but from the first minute to the last the Magpies gave the proverbial 110 per cent.

Apart from the penalty in the last minute Russell Saunders hardly had to exert himself all night.

At the other end it was a different story with the Magpies attack never giving the home defence a chance to settle.

The opening goal came as a result of a long throw from Mark Ross which was volleyed in by Foster for his 10th league goal of the season.

The lead was doubled with right back Ally Brown, playing on the left, stormed through the Vics defence, and crossed for Roscoe to score from close range.

The game was as good as won when Denham picked up the ball 25 yards from goal after both Roscoe and Dale Whitham had attempts blocked, and he unleashed an unstoppable rocket into the top of the goal.

The strike sent the 150 travelling supporters into euphoria.

With just seconds on the clock Northwich grabbed a controversial consolation with a penalty from ex-Magpie Kyle Armstrong after a harsh handball.

Starting XI: Russell Saunders, Mark Ross, Ally Brown, Andy Teague, Wayne Maden, Jamie Vermiglio, Dale Whitham, Steve Flitcorft, Adam Roscoe, Steve Foster, Tom Ince

Subs: Chris Denham (Foster, 61), Andy Russell, Tom Walker, Jordan Bowen (Roscoe, 83), Dean Porter

Att: 537