Dropped points are regret for Flitcroft

Jack Lynch gets put through on goal

Jack Lynch gets put through on goal

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Chorley boss Garry Flitcroft felt his side deserved all three points against Colwyn Bay on Saturday.

Despite the game finishing as a goalless draw, the former Blackburn Rovers midfielder felt his side edged the 90

minutes.

In truth, the game didn’t catch the eye, with the pitch dictating a long ball style of play.

It was the first time Chorley failed to find the net in five matches.

Flitcroft said: “I felt we did enough to win the game, especially in the second half.

“We put them under a lot of pressure from set pieces.

“Their boss Frank Sinclair said to me that the pitch wasn’t one for getting it down and playing and we couldn’t replicate our play like we did against Stalybridge Celtic on Tuesday night.”

Flitcroft experimented with his line up, opting to play James Dean on the right-hand side of a front three.

The move was questioned by the Magpies faithful with some feeling it didn’t work.

Flitcroft said: “James Dean did well, he played there for Halifax and caused Colwyn Bay problems.

“One thing we are is a powerful side, and on another day we would have won that game.”

Tonight, Tuesday, Chorley take on AFC Darwen, in the Lancashire Trophy and on Saturday they make the trip across the Pennines as they take on Guiseley in the first round of the FA Trophy.

Flitcroft is desperate for success in both fixtures.

He said: “We are on a great run at the moment, and there isn’t any reason why we can’t beat Darwen.

“We haven’t played Guiseley in the league, so it’s a good draw for us .

“We go there in good spirits with the usual huge following supporting us.”