HALTON went through to the next round of the Lancashire Plate after a spirited display against higher-league opposition.
The home side were frustrated early on and unable to get into a set rhythm.
Eventually, however, good ball from the pack was spread for McIntosh to float a chip to the corner for returning wing man Kelly to touch down. Mellor converted.
Halton then seemed to rest on their laurels and allowed the away side to take control with a dubious touchdown.
Pressure before half-time was rewarded when Chorley converted a penalty to make it 10-10 at half-time.
Coach Sefton gave some harsh comments at the break and they seemed to fire up the Liverpool Road men, who started to exert more pressure.
Unfortunately, this was confounded when centre Paul Curphey was sinbinned for an off-the-ball incident.
The home side then battened down the hatches with Smith, Bates and McIntosh leading the way.
Curphey then returned and began to make amends for his earlier misdemeanour when the pack again laid the platform for him to touch down under the posts. Mellor again converted.
This score seemed to break the away side's spirits and, again with a solid scrum, the ball went through hands for Mellor to go over at the corner.
Coach Barry Sefton has again emphasised the need for consistent numbers at training and invites all new players and old on Mondays and Wednesdays 7pm at Widnes Rec, Liverpool Rd.
This invitation goes out to any youngsters looking to play at Colts level for the upcoming league to start after the new year.
Halton are at home to Congleton this Saturday (ko 2.30pm, meet 1pm).