Magpies United in Trophy ambitions

Chris Simm runs away after scoring for the Magpies against Guiseley
Chris Simm runs away after scoring for the Magpies against Guiseley
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Andy Teague feels yesterday’s FA Trophy draw – which handed Chorley a home tie against FC United of Manchester – gives the Magpies an excellent chance to progress into the next round.

They will take on the fan-owned outfit on Saturday, January 10.

History is ripe between the two sides as Chorley pipped FC United to the Evo-Stik Premier Division title last season.

“It’s a winnable draw and all the lads are buzzing about it,” said Magpies skipper Teague.

“They always play the same way so we know what to expect but it will be completely different compared to last season.

“This is a one-off cup tie but we know if we play to our potential we will win the game.”

Chorley sent out a message to the Vanarama Conference North when they dominated second-placed Guiseley in the Round One of the FA Trophy.

Garry Flitcroft’s side ran out 2-0 winners on Saturday, and on another day, they could have found the net four or five times.

The victory leaves Chorley unbeaten in nine games.

The Magpies boss said: “The win keeps our run going, and the lads were outstanding.

“We could have been five-up at half-time.

“Not many teams come here and win it was a brilliant performance from us.”

This Saturday, Chorley make their longest trip of the season as they travel to Lowestoft Town in the league.

The sides drew 2-2 on the opening day of the season with keeper Ashlee Jones the Lowestoft hero as he pulled off many tremendous saves.

But Lowestoft will be without their shotstopper as he is serving a suspension.

“We are doing things properly and going down the night before. We’ll be going down there looking to continue our run and I expect us to win.”

n The Magpies have been drawn against Holker Old Boys in the semi-final of the Lancashire Trophy.

The tie will take place on Tuesday, February 17, with a kick off time of 7.45pm.