Newbarns Primary School PE coach Elliot Newby suffered FA Cup heartbreak as his Chorley side were edged out of the competition by Premier League opposition.

A stunning strike from Vitinha proved the only difference as Wolves narrowly beat non-League Chorley 1-0 to reach the FA Cup fifth round.

The Portuguese youngster netted with a powerful, swerving long-range effort after just 12 minutes of a hard-fought tie at Victory Park.

But the Premier League side failed to convert their obvious superiority into further goals as the National League North part-timers made life uncomfortable.

Defender Andy Halls went close to claiming an equaliser with a header that was tipped over the bar by John Ruddy.

Chorley fielded the same team that beat Derby in the third round, including Newby who has played a pivotal role in their fairytale cup run this season, but the challenge facing them this time was completely different from a fortnight ago.

Whereas the Championship side were forced to field a youth side after a series of Covid-19 infections, Wolves were laden with Premier League experience.

Current England international Conor Coady and European Championship winner Joao Moutinho were among their headline starters, as was £37million signing Fabio Silva.

Chorley had started positively as Harry Cardwell set off on a charge down the right inside the first minute to tee up Newby, but Ruddy comfortably dealt with his shot.

The goal came when Vitinha collected a short pass and took a couple of touches before unleashing a ferocious drive from 35 yards. The ball dripped and swerved in the air, giving Chorley goalkeeper Matt Urwin little chance, although he did well to get a fingertip to it before it flew past him.

Despite that foothold and a continuing dominance of possession, Wolves struggled to create chances to build on their lead as Chorley – a team containing a personal trainer, a lift engineer and a butcher – held their own.

Chorley sensed they had nothing to lose and tried to up the tempo after the break. Connor Hall, who had scored in the three previous rounds, glanced a header at Ruddy and then volleyed over.

Halls then brought a fine save out of Ruddy with a powerful header from a corner.

Wolves responded with a triple substitution, sending on Ruben Neves, Adama Traore and Pedro Neto.

Chorley fought on gamely but, despite applying some pressure in the final third, they were unable to fashion chances to force extra time.