Magpies up for the cup

Chorley FC will be putting their promotion charge on hold this weekend, when they renew old acquaintances with AFC Fylde in the FA Cup.

Garry Flitcroft’s men are second in the Evo-Stik Premier Division after Saturday’s 2-0 win against FC United.

The visitors’ fans boycotted the match after the kick-off was brought forward to 12.30pm, but police say there were no arrests on the day.

Now the Magpies will be looking to go on a cup run and they face AFC Fylde, who recovered from going 2-0 down against North West Counties side AFC Blackpool in the previous round.

A Richie Allen double, and a 91st minute goal from Chorley-based Michael Barnes, ensured a rerun of last season’s play-off final will now take place at Kellamergh Park on Saturday.

- The next game at Victory Park is against Worksop Town on Saturday, September 24.

- Defender Nick Meace has been released and has joined Evo-Stik First Division North side Radcliffe Borough, where he joins ex-Magpies James Mullineux, Reece Kelly and Steve Burke.