Foster fired up for glory

Steve Foster celebrates his goal for Chorley FC. Pics by Stefan Willoughby
Steve Foster celebrates his goal for Chorley FC. Pics by Stefan Willoughby
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THINGS are happening in fives these days at Chorley FC.

Not only have they won their last two games 5-1, but if the theory is true, then the only thing missing from star striker Steve Foster’s weekend of highs was him probably not winning the lottery.

The ex-Blackburn Rovers ace kicked things off in style on Saturday by scoring the opening goal against Hednesford – which was his 18th league goal of the season.

The 30-year-old’s manic weekend continued when he scooped the Evo-Stik Premier Division North player of the year award and followed it up with a place in the Team of the Year.

As if he did not have his hands full with awards then on Monday morning, he was delighted when his wife gave birth to his second daughter Scarlett Grace.

Now, Foster is targetting more success with the Magpies by helping them to their second consecutive promotion.

He said: “I am still running on adrenalin and could not sleep on Monday night after the weekend.

“I don’t think it has all sunk in yet and some people say that it was down to me scoring the goals, but I am just grateful to the manager for putting faith in me, and then the players for setting them up for me.

“I hope that I can cap off a successful year by helping Chorley get promoted. That is not just for the players but also for the fans who have turned out week-in, week-out to support us.”

Meanwhile, boss Garry Flitcroft believes that more of his players should have been recognised at the awards ceremony.

He believed that players Andy Teague, Adam Roscoe, Jamie Vermiglio, Tom Ince and Russell Saunders should have been considered.

n Chorley have a difficult few weeks ahead on the road as they strive to continue their promotion bid.

First up they travel to Stocksbridge Sport on Saturday, followed by a tough game against fellow promotion rivals Bradford Park Avenue on April 2.

Chorley FC have announced that they are holding a car boot sale and craft fair on April 15 with gates opening from 7am.

The club want to see 50 stalls there at £10 a stall, which would generate £500.