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LATEST NEWS | Chorley FC set for FA People's Cup debut

The increasingly popular FA People’s Cup gets back underway this weekend, and Chorley will have a representative in the first round!


‘Chorley FC Walking Football,’ consists of players of all ages and abilities who have taken part in the weekly Community Trust walking football sessions. The side are set to play their first round match at Play Football Bury on Saturday 24th February, between 2pm-5pm with a place in the national stages of the tournament is up for grabs.


This year’s edition of the FA People’s Cup see’s over 45,000 players take part up and down the country at 200 different venues at the first round stage.


The finals will take place in April at the home of the Football Association, St George’s Park.


For more information, visit the FA website at http://www.thefa.com/news/2018/02/21/10/21/fa-peoples-cup-2018-tournament-guide-210218


Best of luck in the first round to all of the Chorley FC Walking Football players!


HOTTEST TICKET | Businesses sign up in first few weeks

Chorley FC are delighted to confirm over 50 businesses and individuals have now purchased ‘The Hottest Ticket in Town’ - our new commercial initiative.


For the cost of just £100 per entry, you could be the club’s manager for the day or become a member of the first team squad for the 2018/19 campaign. Or how about lacing up your boots for a cameo role in one of the Magpies pre-season friendlies? There’s also a number of hospitality prizes worth over £30,000 including a table for four in the 1883 Lounge at every league game next season, plus matchday sponsorship, programme advertising and VIP tables at our Golf Day, Sportsman’s Dinner and annual Thirsty Magpie Beer Festival.


Commercial Manager Josh Vosper said: “There’s been a great response so far and people have probably seen me rambling around the town centre with our big sign going from business to business. Before the game on Saturday, we also signed up supporters who now have chance to win some of the great prizes on offer, so why not help your local football club and take us to the next level?”


He added: “I’d like to thank those who have already purchased tickets, including Miller Metcalfe, Nigel Clare, Malt ‘N’ Hops, The Print Quarter, Woodville Accountancy, Steeley Lane Picture Framers, Fredericks Ice-Cream, Rivington Accounts, BrakeQuip, The Ale Station, Euxton Computers and Sleepy Hollow Bedroom Centre to name but a few. We really appreciate your support and hope more people get involved and help our cause in the coming weeks.”


If you would like to purchase a ticket or find out more information ring: 01257 230007. You can also email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

MATCH PROGRAMME | Gainsborough Trinity

Midfielder Adam Blakeman features on the front cover of Saturday’s latest edition of ‘Magpie Review’ - our matchday programme. Issue 19 against Gainsborough Trinity is packed with plenty content and will also feature a big interview with assistant manager Jamie Vermiglio who talks about his role within the club; balancing football and being a headteacher.

There’s also features from chief executive Dave Riche plus columns by The Roving Mike, Josh McLoughlin and Paul Metcalfe not forgetting Stan Miguel who reminisces about certain types of floodlights within the game. Copies are priced at just £2.50 each and are available from sellers inside and outside The Chorley Group Victory Park Stadium from 12pm on Saturday.


  • The Manager with Matt Jansen 
  • The Skipper with Andy Teague 
  • Club News looking at The Hottest Ticket in Town 
  • Dave’s Diary by Dave Riche 
  • Action Replay against North Ferriby United and Gainsborough Trinity 
  • Grandstand View by The Roving Mike 
  • A Load of Balls by Josh McLoughlin 
  • Today’s Visitors Gainsborough Trinity 
  • Opponents Spotlight - Who are Ya 
  • Big Interview with Jamie Vermiglio 
  • On This Week at Chorley FC by Paul Metcalfe 
  • Magpie Archive 
  • Northern Mutterings by Stan Miguel 
  • 20 Questions with Adam Blakeman 
  • Community News 
  • Chorley FC Supporters Trust Matters
  • Commercial Corner by Josh Vosper 
  • Today’s Sponsors - SJL Heating & Plumbing and Plumbase 
  • Player Sponsors 2017/18 
  • National League North Review by Declan Maher 
  • Table and Fixtures 
  • Player Stats and Appearances 
  • Fixtures and Results 2017/18

LATEST NEWS | New discount on replica shirts

Chorley FC are offering supporters the chance to snap up replica shirts for the remainder of the season at discounted prices!

As we enter the business end of the season, any remaining shirts have been reduced in price.

Adult home and away shirts which were £37.50 are now just £25 and junior shirts are now just £20 while stocks lost.

When they are gone they are gone!

The club shop is open from 12 noon on Saturday.



MATCH PREVIEW | Chorley v Gainsborough

The Magpies (9th, 41pts) return to the Chorley Group Victory Park Stadium after a three-week absence on Saturday, facing off against Gainsborough Trinity (20th, 31pts) for the second time in 18 days, writes Alex Birch.

Looking to reignite their league campaign, Matt Jansen’s side will be hoping for better luck than they received last month against the same opponents, when an inspired Henrich Ravas denied the Magpies at every opportunity.

Trinity have changed coaching team since January’s encounter with former Port Vale boss Lee Sinnott installed as manager, alongside new assistant John Reed. The pair replace Dave Frecklington and Terry Fleming, who left their positions last week, as The Holy Blues continue their search for a relegation-beating formula.

Team news

Matt Jansen has a fully fit squad to choose from, with Alex NewbyLee Molyneux and Steven Rigg all in line to make their home debuts. 


“We’ve got a score to settle. The players will be motivated, and we’ll go into Saturday’s game fighting to get the three points” – Matt Jansen talking to Josh Vosper

Last time out

Trinity prevailed on a bitterly cold January evening in Lincolnshire. Craig King’s goal won it for The Holy Blues, who had Derby loanee goalie Ravas’ man-of-the-match display to thank for keeping the visitors off the score sheet.

Previous meetings at Victory Park

24/01/15 NLN Chorley 4 Gainsborough 1 (Burns, Dean 3; Margetts)

09/04/16 NLN Chorley 3 Gainsborough 1 (Charnock, Evans, Stephenson; Jarman)

01/04/17 NLN Chorley 4 Gainsborough 0 (Walker 3, Carver)


Picking up points: Following promotion to the sixth tier of English football in 2014 Chorley have secured points ineight of 10 home league games in the month of February.

Lack of gains: Since August 2016, Gainsborough have won just five of 35 away games in the Vanarama National League North, losing 23.

Home win: The Magpies are seven home games unbeaten against teams from Lincolnshire (5W/2D), with their last defeat coming against Boston in November 2014.

Away day Blues: Trinity have failed to score in any of their last half dozen away league games, conceding 19 goals on the way to six straight defeats.

Match day (17/02/18)

Match sponsors this Saturday are SJL Heating & Plumbing and Plumbase. Thank you for your continued support of the Club and we hope you all enjoy the day with us, including everyone in the 1883 Lounge.

Admission is by voucher 15 for season ticket holders. On the gate prices are £12 adults, £9 over-60s, £5 12 to 16-year-olds and FREE for under-11s accompanied by a responsible adult. Anyone collecting general admission or hospitality tickets head to the club shop (located by the main entrance) from midday.

EFL season ticket holders will be able to watch Saturday’s encounter for £9 by showing their season ticket at the turnstiles.

The social club, complete with newly refurbished bar, is open to all supporters from 12 noon for drinks and televised sport. To celebrate the new look, our £2-a-pint promotion on Carlsberg, Tetley’s, Somersby Cider and the all newTHIRSTY MAGPIE LAGER runs until 2pm, and after the match between 5-10pm.

Buy a drink before 5.30pm on Saturday and you’ll be entered in a raffle for the chance to win a gallon of beer (two up for grabs), to be drunk at the Club’s next home game on Saturday, March 3 against Stockport County.

Snack bars will be open around the ground selling the finest locally made pies and burgers, chips, snacks and soft drinks.

Programmes are available for £2.50 from sellers around the ground.

Parking at the ground is limited on match days, but we have additional parking at Rangletts Rec (off Pilling Lane) for £3. Parking is also available on surrounding streets, but please be courteous to local residents.

Supporters' Man of the Match voting opens on Twitter, via @chorleyfc, with 20 minutes of the game remaining. Choose from our media team’s shortlist of four Magpies. Sponsors and supporters’ MOTM presentations will take place in the 1883 Lounge following the match.

Merchandise is available from midday in our fully refurbished club shop. Replica shirts, t-shirts, polo shirts, fleeces, scarves, bobble hats, caps, mugs, badges and key rings are all available for purchase.

Match day announcement requests for pre-match and half time can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. PA manHarry will be delighted to make your afternoon that little bit more special.

Can’t make the game? We’ve got you covered. Our live match coverage is available on Twitter (@chorleyfc) and Facebook from 2.15pm, with Oran Willis & Chris Park guiding you through the afternoon’s events. Alex Birch’srecap and stats will be available on this very website straight after the final whistle, followed by Harry Lyons’ interview with Matt Jansen.

Everyone at the Club hopes you enjoy your afternoon with us. Come on you Magpies!

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