Away-day win a big boost for Magpies

Chris Simm
Chris Simm

Garry Flitcroft heaped praise on his players after Saturday’s much-needed victory over Brackley Town.

The Chorley boss was delighted with all of his squad after the Magpies ran out 1-0 winners at St James’ Park.

Chris Simm’s solitary strike was the difference between the two sides and the three points has left Chorley sitting eighth in the Vanarama Conference North table.

“I thought the three lads up top and the three in midfield all worked hard,” he said.

“Adam Roscoe and Harry Winter came back into the side and I thought we looked a lot stronger.

“It’s always tough coming here. I’ve read Jon Brady’s (Brackley Town manager) match report and he wants to win his home games.

“For us to come here and get a result is a great effort.

“I knew beforehand we would get something as there is a lot of positive spirit in the dressing room.”

Chorley’s hectic schedule continues tomorrow, Wednesday, when they visit Bradford Park Avenue.

Then, on Saturday, the Magpies have a much-anticipated home derby against AFC Fylde (kick-off 3pm).

Chorley have 11 league games remaining and they currently sit just three points outside the play-offs.

Earlier in the season, a brace from Josh Hine saw Chorley defeat Wednesday’s opponents.

Flitcroft said: “Bradford are always tough, and they’ve had a good run of results, so we need to make sure we go, we’re solid and get something.

“All the top teams have to come and play us at home, we are four unbeaten now and when you get on a run like that, you get full of confidence.”