Tributes are paid following death of former Magpies captain

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The captain of the legendary Chorley FC team that knocked Wolverhampton Wanderers out of the FA Cup in 1986 has died.

Phil Marsden, who skippered the side that won 3-0 at Burnden Park that memorable night, had been battling cancer.

A message on the Magpies website says: “It is with great sadness that we have to report that former captain Phil Marsden has sadly passed away following a battle with cancer.

“Phil will be fondly remembered by everyone at Victory Park.

“He was a true character and was the captain of Chorley FC during our historic FA Cup run of 1986 when we defeated Wolverhampton Wanderers and only lost to Preston North End in a replay at Deepdale, the five games were watch by close to 50,000 spectators!

“Everyone at Chorley FC sends their condolences to Phil’s family and his many many friends.”