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A Tribute to Mike Gregory

One of Chorley’s oldest fans has passed away at the age of 70-years-old after a short battle with cancer. Lifelong supporter Mike Gregory first started watching the Magpies from an early age and was also a keen member of the Chorley FC  Supporters Trust.

Mike’s son, Paul said the club gave his dad ‘great joy’ and labelled the volunteers on match days as the club’s ‘unsung heroes.’ He said: “My dad was a massive Chorley FC supporter. He had many fond memories including the famous FA Cup tie against Wolves - persuading his boss at Wainhomes to sponsor the fixture and even managed to get on the pitch and have his picture taken with Nat Lofthouse.”

He added: “Dad also remembered the FA Trophy run with great affection, especially travelling and getting lost in Maccesfield on route to the game. Not forgetting going to all the home games, even on those rainy Tuesday nights with just over 200 in attendance - a dedicated fan regardless of the result - continuing to support the club through all the highs and lows.”

Chairman Ken Wright said: “Mike was a wonderful supporter of the club. In recent years, he gave up his time so generously to come down with his wife Norma and get behind the lads. I’m sure he’d have been proud to see how far we’ve come in such a short space of time. As a club, we are incredibly grateful for his lifetime of support and our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.” A minute’s applause will take place before Saturday's game in memory of Mike.

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