League Cup winning Chorley chief Jansen wants a good FA Cup run

Chorley boss Matt Jansen congratulates Josh Hine
Chorley boss Matt Jansen congratulates Josh Hine

Chorley boss Matt Jansen is hoping for more golden cup memories with the Magpies.

Jansen scored the opening goal at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff as Blackburn Rovers beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 to lift the Football League Cup back in 2002.

The striker also scored a hat-trick against Arsenal on Rovers’ path to cup glory and now he is hoping for a good run in the FA Cup with 
Chorley.

The Magpies were first out of the hat yesterday and will entertain Frickley Athletic in the second qualifying round of the FA Cup at Victory Park on September 26.

And with £4,500 cash on offer to the winning side, Jansen is keen for a cup run.

He said: “I want to have a great cup run. It would be good for the club, good for the town and good for us.

“I had some good times in the FA Cup as a player but my main memories are from the League Cup and winning it with Blackburn. I hope I can make more FA Cup memories with Chorley.”

Jansen’s men came from behind on Saturday to beat Boston United 2-1 and 
entertain Stockport County at Victory Park tonight.

The Magpies are 10th in the National League North table and have only won one of their opening four home games but Jansen hopes the confidence gained from Saturday’s 
fightback can fire another key victory.

He said: “We came back out fighting in the second half against Boston and I thought we got what we deserved. I wanted a reaction after being 1-0 down at half time and there was a big reaction.

“Josh Hine was quiet and I said to the front three of Hine, Darren Stephenson and Marcus Carver that I wanted a little bit more and they all did fantastically in the second half.

“Stockport are a strong side it is going to be tough but we can match them. We always rise to the bigger games and I’m sure coming from behind to win against Boston has built up a lot more confidence.”