Search is on for oldest player and supporter

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Chorley FC are on the hunt for their oldest player and fan ahead of their 130th anniversary ball.

The club are desperate to find the holders of both titles – and their main sponsors, the Chorley Group, are offering a huge incentive to achieve it.

The club’s anniversary ball will be held at the Pines Hotel in Clayton-le-Woods on Friday, October 4 – and tickets are selling well.

And the Chorley Group has offered to transport the oldest fan and oldest player in a chauffeur-driven Bentley as special guests of the club for the evening.

Stephen Bayliss will provide the main entertainment on the night, although plenty of other surprises have been planned too.

Chorley director Jeremy Lee, who has been a main organiser of the event, cannot wait.

He said: “This is a major milestone in the club’s history and we want to mark it in the most appropriate manner possible – by celebrating the achievements of all those who have made Chorley FC what it is today.

“Some of the club’s greatest players will be in attendance on the night, and we’ve got one or two other little surprises lined up too.

“If you think you are the club’s oldest fan or former player, or you know someone who might be, please contact either myself or Dave Swanton at the club as we’d like to invite them to be our guests for the evening.

“Tickets are selling really well so it promises to be a great evening.”

For more information on the ball, or if you would like to buy a ticket, contact Jeremy on 07774 197303.

Meanwhile on the pitch, Chorley bounced back to winning ways on Saturday by defeating opponents Kings Lynn 1-0 at Victory Park.

A penalty from Josh Hine sealed the points for the Magpies, who take on Blyth Spartans tonight in yet another midweek Evo-Stik League Premier Division game.

The club also have their biggest game of the season so far at the weekend as they travel to Skrill North side Vauxhall Motors this Saturday in an FA Cup second round qualifying match.

Subsidised travel has been arranged by the club and details can be found inside this edition of the Guardian.

Manager Garry Flitcroft has been delighted with the squad’s performance, and he is confident ahead of tonight.

He said: “We are looking the strongest we have for a long time.

“We are scoring lots of goals and creating plenty of chances which is good to see.

“I would only get worried if we weren’t creating chances, but we are, and this is why I think we can beat anybody at the moment.”