Skipper Teague in FA Cup rallying call

Skipper Andy Teague pushes forward for Chorley
Skipper Andy Teague pushes forward for Chorley
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Andy Teague has reiterated his desire to reach the FA Cup first round proper with Chorley.

The Magpies kick-off their cup campaign on Saturday against Frickley Athletic in the second qualifying round.

The two sides last clashed two years ago when Chorley won the Evo-Stik League Premier Division.

Teague and his team-mates fell at the final hurdle last season when losing 5-0 to National League side Halifax Town in the fourth qualifying round.

Saturday’s opponents Frickley, who are eighth in the Evo Stik League Premier Division, currently stand in the way of Chorley reaching the next round.

Despite being a league below, Teague feels it’s vital he and his team-mates perform and do not underestimate the Blues.

“If we play to our potential then we should win on Saturday,” he said.

“But it’s the cup and we can’t underestimate them, we’ve seen plenty of shocks over recent years.

“What we need to make sure is that we aren’t one of the shocks.

“We’ve got to perform on the day, I think we all want to reach the first round proper, it would be a great achievement if we could do that.

“We came close last year and we were in the game at Halifax until we went down to 10 men.

“There’s no reason why we can’t get there but for now we will concentrate on Frickley.”

Chorley were well-beaten on Saturday against Lowestoft Town, losing 2-0.

The Trawler Boys were worthy winners on a day to forget for the Magpies.

James Dean and goalkeeper Sam Ashton were the only players to emerge with any credit from the game according to Teague.

“If it wasn’t for Sam Ashton it could have been a lot worse,” he added.

“We had a few chances on Saturday but as soon as they scored it was difficult.

“When James Dean came on he did well and he was unlucky to see a header cleared off the line.

“We just weren’t at the races on Saturday but we need to bounce straight back straight away.”

Kick-off on Saturday at

Victory Park is 3pm.