Envirocare increases its support for the Magpies

Chairman Ken Wright with Directors Jeremy Lee, Andy Neild and Roy Miller along with staff and family members of Envirocare
Chairman Ken Wright with Directors Jeremy Lee, Andy Neild and Roy Miller along with staff and family members of Envirocare

Chorley celebrated the New Year in style by announcing a lucrative three-year sponsorship deal with home shirt sponsors Envirocare.

Envirocare has exclusively signed a contract which will give them sponsorship of the Chorley away shirts starting from the 2014/15 season.

The grounds maintenance company currently sponsors the home shirt after being successful in an auction in 2013. The company was founded in 2005 and is a market leader in the gardening trade throughout the UK.

The club is absolutely delighted with the deal.

Magpies director Jeremy Lee said: “ This is a significant financial deal for Chorley Football Club.

“It is very pleasing to know we have the support from Dave Yates, the managing director, and Phil Harrington, a director from Envirocare for not only the rest of this season but for the next three years.”

The Magpies celebrated the news with an excellent 3-1 victory over Grantham Town in the Evo-Stik League Premier Division, but boss Garry Flitcroft wasn’t overly pleased with his side’s performance.

He said: “I was disappointed with a few lads after Grantham went a goal up in the 20th minute.

“It wasn’t being half-hearted but it was more not being at the races.”

But Flitcroft was delighted his side’s second-half

performance.

He added: “We dominated them and we could have had a couple more in the second half. I’m happy for the lads as it’s hard at home when teams sit back, but we opened them up and got a great win.”

Chorley take on Witton Albion tonight in the Doodson (League) Cup – and Flitcroft admits it is a game which will stretch resources.

He said: “It is a game we can do without but we will still want to win it, and it gives me the chance to play some of the shadow players and a few of the academy lads.”

The Magpies then face Tamworth in probably their biggest game of the season this Saturday.

Chorley take on the Skrill Premier outfit for a place in the quarter-final of the FA Trophy and Flitcroft hopes the fans turn out in numbers to show their support.

He said: “I’ve had them watched and I’ve watched them myself so we know all about them. It’s just about preparing the way we do each week and performing.

“I hope we take a massive following and I’m sure we will.

“The players deserve it and we want to create a really great atmosphere.”