TWO late goals condemned Warrington Rylands to defeat in their latest pre-season friendly on Tuesday night.

In sweltering conditions at Gorsey Lane, Blues had looked set for victory over National League North side Chorley amid a strong performance against higher-ranked opponents.

They held the lead thanks to a long range first-half strike from Callum Dolan, who arrowed a shot into the far corner despite Magpies keeper Matt Urwin getting a hand to it.

Blues had several chances to extend their lead as they controlled proceedings in general, with Dolan and Kane Drummond both denied by Urwin before half time.

That theme continued in the second half as Rylands’ passing and movement allowed them to regularly pierce the visitors’ defence, but the final finish was lacking.

As the game moved into its final stages, matters were levelled in spectacular fashion when Adam Blakeman curled a 30-yard free kick beyond the reach of home goalkeeper Graeme McCall.

Two minutes later, Chorley found a winner after Sam Egerton misjudged a long ball forward, allowing Connor Hall in behind to slot beyond McCall.

Dave McNabb’s side travel to Welsh Premier League side Bala Town for their next pre-season game on Saturday, kick off 3pm.