Just two more wins to spark title party

Chariman Ken Wright, with Topflite Loft Conversions owner Carle Babb and Chorley FC director Glen Hutchinson
Chariman Ken Wright, with Topflite Loft Conversions owner Carle Babb and Chorley FC director Glen Hutchinson

Chorley boss Garry Flitcroft has issued a rallying call to the fans ahead of the Easter Monday tie against Marine.

The Magpies are hoping to attract a bumper crowd for the visit of the Mariners – when the title could be secured – and wants the atmosphere to be electric at Victory Park.

Flitcroft hailed the club’s travelling support after the last midweek’s FC United game – but said the atmosphere was flat on Saturday in a game which saw Chorley defeat already-relegated Stocksbridge Park Steels 3-1.

He said: “Saturday’s game went a bit flat after we scored but I think the crowd need to get behind us at home and create a bit of an atmosphere.

“It was dead and when you go 2-0 up, you expect the fans to be like they were on Tuesday night against FC United.

“I hope they really get behind us against Marine and start creating an atmosphere.”

This Saturday, Chorley travel to Whitby Town and special preparations have been made ahead of the game.

Flitcroft added: “We are going to travel up the night before – it’s a huge game and I’m going to treat the lads.

“We want to make sure we do things right as it’s a massive game now.

“The lads need to be prepared right as we need to make sure we get a result.”

Meanwhile, the club will have a new name on their home shirt for the 2014/15 season.

Topflight Loft Conversations will replace Envirocare as the club’s main home shirt sponsor after they claimed the top prize in the third annual CFC 200 Club draw.

Tesco was initially drawn out as the main winners at the gala evening but they kindly donated the prize straight back to the club so it could be auctioned off for extra


And after a tense bidding war, it was Topflight Loft Conversions which eventually emerged triumphant – much to the delight of owner Carle Babb.

Chairman Ken Wright said: “Once again the CFC 200 Club has been a major success and I’d like to thank everyone who bought a ticket for their generous support of the club.

“It was a great gesture from Tesco to donate the first prize straight back to the club.

“Topflite are a local company with a showroom on Steeley Road in Chorley so I’m sure it will prove to be a great association for both parties.”

Northcoates Hair won the Platinum sponsorship package and Topflite Loft Conversions also won a Gold package.

Several other companies claimed prizes at the draw.