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Magpies choose worst possible moment to slip up

Chorley 0 Curzon Ashton 3

Chaotic first-half defending condemned Chorley to defeat against a lively mid-table Curzon and also cost the Magpies their place among the play-offs contenders which they had held since early September.

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Chorley's Jack Sampson celebrates scoring. Photo credit Josh Vosper

Chorley boss Jansen wants his men to enjoy the final run-in

Chorley boss Matt Jansen wants his Magpies to enjoy the final run-in and insists the pressure is all on their promotion rivals as the finish line nears.

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Shirley Fishman is pictured in the pink suit

Home-Start Chorley and South Ribble life president Shirley Fishman ‘will be sadly missed’

Staff and Trustees of Home-Start Central Lancashire were very sad to hear that their life president Shirley Fishman had died aged 92.

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Marcus Carver went close for Chorley

Harrogate Town 2, Chorley 1

Chorley slipped to an ill-timed defeat on Harrogate’s 3G playing surface as their bid to record a first away win since early January came unstuck.

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Magpies aiming to maintain play-off cushion

Chorley head to Harrogate Town this weekend aiming to keep intact their four-point cushion in the National League North play-offs.

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Players celebrate with goal scorer Andy Teague after netting Chorley's second. Pic credit Josh Vosper

Plastic fantastic for the Magpies at Harrogate?

They are one of the only teams to have beaten Tamworth on their 3G pitch, and Chorley boss Matt Jansen says that result gives them confidence heading to Harrogate’s artificial fortress.

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Andy Teague got the winner

Skipper Teague delivers Magpies’ killer blow

Matt Jansen’s Magpies continue to fly high after completing a trio of 2-1 home wins with this victory over an AFC Telford side battling against relegation.

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Chorley boss Matt Jansen

We’ll respond after cup shock – Jansen

Boss Matt Jansen believes the Magpies’ shock cup defeat to Ashton Athletic on Wednesday night will act as a kick up the backside for the rest of the season.

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Matt Jansen

‘Bring it on!’ roars Matt as Magpies stay on track

Chorley boss Matt Jansen roared ‘bring it on!’ as he prepares his promotion-chasing Magpies for 10 cup finals.

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Matt Jansen

Stockport County 0, Chorley 0

Another solid defensive display earned Chorley a valuable point against play-off-chasing rivals Stockport at Edgeley Park.

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Andy Teague

Magpies still have leaders Fylde in their sights

Chorley have not given up hope of lifting the National League North title, so says skipper Andrew Teague.

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Jack Sampson

Jansen praises ‘colossal’ impact of striker Jack

Matt Jansen hailed the ‘colossal’ impact of Jack Sampson after the striker netted his fourth goal in six games for the Magpies.

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Renno urges men to put marker down for future

Bamber Bridge boss Neil Reynolds admits he has one eye on next season despite his men still having plenty to play for over the coming months.

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Paul Jarvis (photo: Josh Vosper)

Magpies grab dramatic late victory

Promotion-chasing Chorley left it late to strengthen their play-offs prospects in the National League North with a thrilling 2-1 victory deep into added time over relegation-threatened Alfreton.

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Preston-born Simon Wiles played for Barrow at Wembley in 2010

Big interview part two: Simon Wiles

For somebody whose football career was ravaged by numerous knee injuries, it is more than a little ironic that Simon Wiles’ potential was initially spotted during his first game back from a spell on the sidelines after a knee complaint.

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Ian Billington (left) and Graham Smith outside Sunderland's Stadium of Light - No 7 on their list of 92 grounds

Charity goal for fans’ pilgrimage

Football fans Ian Billington and Graham Smith have set themselves an ambitious goal of visiting all 92 league grounds in just 92 hours.

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Chorley celebrate  Jack Sampsons goal against Kidderminster on Saturday at Victory Park (photo: Josh Vosper)

Magpies gearing up for promotion run-in

Chorley boss Matt Jansen wants his men to finish the season with a flourish as the race for promotion hots up.

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Matt Jansen

Chorley boss Jansen 100 per cent committed to Magpies after Blackburn hot-seat speculation

Chorley manager Matt Jansen was ‘flattered’ by speculation linking him to the Blackburn Rovers job but stressed he is 100 per cent committed to the Magpies.

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Ryding just misses out on another top 10 spot

Bretherton skier Dave Ryding finished 11th in the slalom at the Alpine World Ski Championships.

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