Teague buoyed by fourth round draw

Jake Cottrell celebrates his goal against Whitley Bay
Jake Cottrell celebrates his goal against Whitley Bay
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Andy Teague was delighted that his Chorley team-mates powered through in the FA Cup despite having a day to forget himself.

The Magpies’ captain was at fault for Whitley Bay’s first goal in Saturday’s third qualifying round tie and then received a caution before he was later substituted by boss Matt Jansen.

Chorley went onto to win the game 3-2 and banked £7,500 in prize money.

Victory at the weekend handed Chorley a trip to either Northwich Victoria or Marine in the FA Cup fourth qualifying round.

Speaking to the Guardian, Teague said: “I’m unhappy with my performance, on the day I wasn’t good enough.

“But I’m pleased that as a team we got through, we made it difficult at times but in the cup it’s only the result that matters.

“We can look forward to playing either Marine or Northwich, they both have good pitches and I think we’ve got a great chance of getting

into the next round.”

The Magpies return to league action on Saturday welcoming Hednesford Town to Victory Park.

Last time out in the National League North, Jansen’s men drew 2-2 with current table-toppers Solihull Moors.

Saturday’s opponents lie 12th, one point behind 10th-placed Chorley.

“I think as a team we need to go on a run now,” skipper Teague added.

“At the moment we’ve won a couple then lost a game.

“We scored three at the weekend and it would be good to build on that.

“If we can keep clean sheets it means we can let the forwards win the games for us.”

Elsewhere midfielder Sam Sheridan has joined FC United.