Boss calls for team to make cup history

Marcus Carver celebrates equalising against Hednesford Town
Marcus Carver celebrates equalising against Hednesford Town
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Matt Jansen wants his Chorley side to create history and reach the FA Cup first round proper.

The Magpies last reached the first round of the competition 26 years ago.

They managed to defeat Bury 2-1 before being knocked out by Shrewsbury in the second round.

Standing in Chorley’s way on Friday night is Northwich Victoria, kick-off 7.45pm.

Northwich, managed by former Stockport County defender Jim Gannon, are flying high in the Evo-Stik First Division North.

In their 11 league games, they have only tasted defeat once.

Northwich, who ground share with Witton Albion, host Radcliffe Borough tonight, Tuesday, and Jansen admits he will have people watching them.

“We’ll find out all their strengths and weaknesses and work out the best way to play them,” the Chorley chief said.

“On paper we have a very strong squad and if we perform then I fancy our chances.

“Northwich are the home team and they’re near the top of their league.

“It’s a huge game financially for both teams and we’re certainly be up for it.”

Last time out, Chorley were held at home by Hednesford Town.

Despite falling behind, Chorley led 2-1 with five minutes to play.

But Kennedy Digie’s late equaliser ensured Chorley had to settle for a point.

Ahead of Friday night’s game, which is worth £12,5000 to the winners, Jansen wants an improvement from his side.

“We need to iron out a couple of things,” he added.

“It’s mainly our organisation from set pieces.

“We need to be disciplined and people doing their jobs.”