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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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Dale Whitham with manager Dale Whitham

Magpies star Whitham hailed after joining the 300 club

Chorley’s Dale Whitham has just played his 300th game for the Magpies and boss Matt Jansen hopes there are many more appearances in the famous black and white strip to come.

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Chorley 2, Kidderminster 1

A display full of character brought Chorley a much-needed victory over promotion rivals Kidderminster on a tense afternoon at Victory Park.

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Magpies can upset high-flying Kiddy – Jansen

Second plays fourth in the National League North tomorrow as Chorley look to snap a three-match winless run when they host Kidderminster Harriers at Victory Park.

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Matt Jansen  with assistant Jamie Vermiglio

Magpiesset for Boston away-day test

Chorley boss Matt Jansen praised his side for their mental strength.

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Laura Massaro (photo: www.nationalsquashchampionships.com/)

Laura claims National crown

Chorley’s Laura Massaro won her second National Squash Championship title in a row to further establish her dominance at the top of the women’s game in England.

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Robbie McDaid celebrates his goal (photo: Josh Vosper)

McDaid provides spark for Magpies’ comeback

Chorley staged their own version of the great escape at FC United in an amazing comeback after trailing 3-0 at half-time, to earn a draw.

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Catterall (right) April defence

Chorley champion ready for title defence

Chorley’s Jack Catterall will defend his WBO inter-continental super-llghtweight title against Walsall’s Martin Gethin at the Manchester Arena on April 8.

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Dale Whitham came off in the Magpies' 1-1 draw with Darlington

Magpies boss is eager to finish the job off

Chorley boss Matt Jansen wants his promotion-chasing men to build on the first two thirds of the season by finishing the job as the business end of the campaign nears.

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Ronnie O'Sullivan to cut back on interviews after latest controversy

Ronnie O'Sullivan insists he will no longer give in-depth interviews after the latest controversy regarding his comments to the media.
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Chorley ski star Dave Ryding

Dave’s Ryding high with one year to go

The unprecedented success of so many of its athletes across a range of sports so far this season suggests Great Britain could make Pyeongchang 2018 their best Winter Olympics of all time.

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The Bowmen of Pendle and Samlesbury's first archery competition of the year

Archery triumph for Izzat

Archers from across the county had their sights set firmly on Samlesbury when they joined The Bowmen of Pendle and Samlesbury for their first competition of the year.

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Vince Slater, Lynne Whittaker, Paramedic Pup, Sue Hodgson, Steve Fisher

Leyland golfers help charity fly high

A North West charity is flying high thanks to the combined driving forces of two local golfers.

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Jack Sampson and Dale Whitham celebrate with goal scorer Marcus Carver

Chorley 1, Darlington 1

Promotion chasers Chorley and Darlington shared the spoils in a high-tempo contest which was a tremendous advertisement for non-league football.

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Laura Massaro

Squash ace is tipped to triumph at nationals

Chorley squash star Laura Massaro has been tipped for glory at the National Squash Championshipsby England coach David Campion.

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