Teague not scared of any potential play-off rivals

Guiseley 2 Chorley 1 - Conference North - Saturday, April 18, 2015'James Dean celebrates after equalising for the Magpies
Guiseley 2 Chorley 1 - Conference North - Saturday, April 18, 2015'James Dean celebrates after equalising for the Magpies

Andrew Teague says he and his Chorley team-mates are ready to take on anybody in the Vanarama Conference North play-offs.

The Magpies are in an unusual situation where they could still face any side in the top four – Barrow, AFC Fylde, Guiseley or Boston United – at the end of the regular season.

Garry Flitcroft’s side currently sit fifth in the table, but should results go their way and they also win at Solihull Moors on Saturday, they could still finish third.

The Victory Park outfit left Yorkshire at the weekend without a point as Guiseley ran out 2-1 winners.

In a close encounter, it was a case of the hosts taking their chances.

But despite the defeat, skipper Teague is still upbeat.

He said: “The game could have gone either way.

“They had two chances and they scored both, but it was pretty even throughout, we perhaps could have defended the goals a bit better.

“When we kept the ball on the floor we looked good.”

Despite the defeat, a

play-off place was confirmed as Tamworth lost 4-1 against table-toppers Barrow.

And that means the Magpies remain on course for a second successive promotion.

Teague added: “This squad has plenty of play-off experience, and we tend to do much better against the bigger teams.

“So I would fancy our chances against anybody, we don’t mind who we get.

“On our day we are a match for anybody.

“It’s our first season in this league and we have got in the play-offs with a game to spare, so you can’t ask for a lot more.”

The play-off place means at least one more game will be played at Victory Park after Saturday’s game.

Chorley are currently averaging more than 1,000 at Victory Park and Teague hopes the fans will once again, turn out in force.

“They have been excellent all season,” he said.

“Hopefully they get together and create a really good and loud atmosphere.”