Chorley celebrate after their 3-0 victory over Wolves in the FA Cup first round second replay at Burnden Park

Chorley v Wolves in the FA Cup: Take a look at the last time it happened - in 1986

Chorley’s mouth-watering FA Cup fourth-round clash against Wolves on Friday night has rekindled memories of the last time the two clubs met in the competition more than 34 years ago.

Monday, 18th January 2021, 5:07 pm
Updated Monday, 18th January 2021, 5:14 pm

And it was the Magpies who remarkably came out on top in the first-round encounter in 1986, winning a second replay 3-0 at Bolton Wanderers’ old Burnden Park – the tie had been switched from Victory Park on safety grounds – after the two sides had played out two 1-1 draws.

Chorley – then managed by current chairman Ken Wright – had won through to the first round of the competition for the first time in their history.

Although an illustrious name in English football having been founder members of the Football League and former champions of the First Division on three occasions, Wolves had fallen on hard times.

After winning the League Cup at Wembley in 1980, they then spiralled down the divisions and would end up in the bottom tier just a few years later.

After the original tie at Burnden Park and the subsequent replay at Molineux had ended all square, Chorley swept aside Wolves in the second replay thanks to goals from Charlie Cooper (2) and Mark Edwards.

Magpies club reporter Mike Nield, who attended all three games, said: “I always remember the Wolves manager Graham Turner saying it was like men against boys after the 3-0 win.”

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