Adam Roscoe is devastated he will miss Saturday’s play-off final against Guiseley – but he is very confident his team-mates will finish the job and secure promotion.
The Magpies secured a place in the Vanarama Conference North play-off final after a dramatic 5-4 shoot-out victory on Saturday against Boston United.
Garry Flitcroft’s side look down and out as they trailed 2-0, but a remarkable comeback saw Chris Doyle pull one goal back before Roscoe sent hundreds of Chorley fans wild by scoring an overhead kick in the final minute of stoppage time.
But it was a bitter-sweet day for Roscoe as he was then sent off in extra-time for a second bookable offence.
That meant he had to witness the shoot-out win from the sideline.
And he will also have to sit out this Saturday’s big showdown at Victory Park due to suspension.
Roscoe said: “It was possibly the best day of my life on Saturday, scoring the goal that kept us in the game – it’s something you dream of but you can never think it will happen, like something you would see on a film.
“But at the same time, I’m devastated to be missing the final.
“I thought the gaffer (Garry Flitcroft) was joking when he told me I’d have to sit it out.
“I actually shed a tear after he phoned me, but the we’re a close team and we all fight for each other.
“I’ve every confidence that the boys will go one step further and secure promotion.
“It’s the best outcome we could have hoped for to have the final at home, although it won’t be easy.
“Guiseley are obviously a very good side.”
Proud boss Flitcroft couldn’t contain his delight after Saturday’s victory.
But after enjoying the celebrations, he stressed how important it is to focus on Saturday’s game now.
He said: “We can’t really hope to have it any better.
“Guiseley are a good side but they have to come to our place.
“It will be a big crowd and we will need to focus, but my lads are bouncing.
“We’ll put in a massive performance and hopefully it will be enough to get us where we want to be next season.”
The club are yet to finalise ticket plans but they hope to reveal all the details today, Tuesday.