TARLETON seconds welcomed Chorley to Carr Lane on Saturday and from the off they were eager to play expansive rugby at pace.
With five minutes gone, a messed up lineout by Chorley gave Tarleton a scrum in a promising position.
A quick strike and an even quicker pass out gave Phil Campion the ball about 20 yards out from the Chorley line. He broke four tackles and opened the scoring for Tarleton.
The conversion by Lee Booth was good and a 7-0 lead was established.
Although Tarleton continued to attack the Chorley line they threw away chance after chance with forward passes, overrunning the ball and also dropping it!
It was another 15 minutes before their constant possession resulted in a good unconverted try for Sam Tyrer in the corner to take the lead to 12-0.
The next try was the result of a good break by John Pearce who made 20 metres and passed the ball to Jordan Dawson who came through at speed and for a moment looked as though he was going to try and go it alone but he drew his man and flipped the ball to Campion who came into the play running a great line and was unstoppable.
The conversion was good and Tarleton led 19-0.
With a few minutes to go until half-time another good scrum by Tarleton resulted in a No. 8 pick up by Will Parker who again utilised a good running line by Campion who passed a well-timed ball to Nick Whiteman who scored in the corner to give Tarleton an interval lead of 24-0.
From the kick-off at the start of the second-half, the ball was taken to the ground by Chorley.
However, some good counter-rucking saw Tarleton win the ball and a barreling run by Chris Naish saw him smash his way through the Chorley defence to score a try under the posts. The conversion was good and at 31-0 the floodgates were about to open.
Good back play saw Booth go over the Chorley line for another good try and a penalty awarded on the Chorley five-metre line was passed inside to Chris Gordon who stormed his way over the line.
At 45-0 the match was all but over but Chorley were determined to get something out of it and a well-timed and aimed cross-kick saw the ball gathered and the Chorley wing went over to make the score 50-5.
Another scrum won by Tarleton gave them further attacking options and good handling saw Sean Allsop go over in the corner to score his debut try for the club and the first five-pointer of his career.
From the restart, Tarleton spilled the ball and the Chorley No. 17 picked it up and cut through the defence to score a good individual try.
Winning by 50-12 Tarleton for once didn’t take their foot off the gas and before the final whistle went they scored a further two tries, the last being an intercepted ball and 30 yard run by Ian Simcox.
A final scoreline of 64-12 is a good result for Tarleton who have struggled for numbers and consistent appearances this season but if they can keep up this level of performance they should now start to climb back up the table.