Magpies eying up summit

Garry Flitcroft
Garry Flitcroft
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Chorley can go top of the NPL Premier Division this evening with victory over Nantwich Town at Victory Park.

The Magpies are sitting comfortably in fourth position in the table – just a point off leaders Rushall Olympic – after a hard-earned 1-0 win at Eastwood Town on Saturday.

Nantwich arrive at Victory Park tonight only two points below their opponents, but still smarting from a surprising 5-0 home loss to Worksop Town on Saturday.

Magpies boss Garry Flitcroft will be well aware of Town’s excellent form on the road this season. They have collected 13 points out of a possible 15.

Cock-a-hoop AFC Fylde will head into their latest league fixture against Witton Albion at Kellamergh Park full of confidence after last weekend’s marvellous win in the FA Cup.

The Coasters are just one win away from the first round proper after they crushed Conference North outfit Solihull Motors 4-1 at home.

This evening, they have the chance to gain ground on the leaders in the NPL Premier Division as they are just four points off the top.

In the First Division North, Lancaster City head to Warrington Town this evening hoping to maintain the rich of vein form which saw them trounce Harrogate Railway Athletic 4-0 at the weekend.

Clitheroe’s fine start to the season continues. The Blues are unbeaten in seven league games and were worthy 3-1 victors over Goole at Shawbridge on Saturday. Tonight they face Trafford at home.

Burscough were 5-0 winners over Garforth at the weekend and they will aim for a similar result when they welcome Ramsbotton United to Victoria Park tonight.

Meanwhile, Bamber Bridge are in cup action as their twice-cancelled Lancashire FA Trophy first round match against North West Counties outfit West Didsbury and Chorlton goes ahead at Irongate. Brig were beaten 2-0 by Skelmersdale United on Saturday.

Kendal Town bid for a place in the second qualifying round of the FA Trophy when they host Cammell Laird in a replay at Parkside Road. Lee Ashcroft’s men were beaten 3-1 by FC United in the FA Cup on Sunday.