CHORLEY were given a chasing by a very impressive FC United team who were full value for this clear-cut victory.
Home keeper Peter Collinge distinguished himself with several smart saves, but his opposite number had relatively little serious work to do.
The home side strove in vain to get back into the match once United had taken an early lead on 13 minutes, Stuart Rudd accepting a simple chance in front of goal after a United shot had been charged down.
Chorley's best effort, from Lee Shillito at short range, was well saved by Sam Ashton and United immediately raced away for Rory Patterson to complete a flowing move with a neat second goal on 38 minutes.
Chorley enjoyed a brief spell of pressure after the break and Dave German fired just over after smart approach work, but the irrepressible Patterson sealed United's victory on the hour, gliding home Shaun Roscoe's inviting pull-back from the by-line.