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BREAKING NEWS | Chesterfield striker joins Magpies

Chorley FC are delighted to confirm the signing of striker Delial Brewster from Chesterfield on a loan deal until the end of the season.

 

The 20-year-old is a product of Everton’s academy and has had loan stints at both Stockport County and Southport in recent seasons.

 

He subsequently joined League 2 side Chesterfield this summer, following the expiration of his Everton contract and has made a handful of appearances for the Spireites this season.

 

Manager Matt Jansen said: "We’ve been looking to bring Delial in since his Everton days but didn’t quite get there and nearly had him in the summer but the obvious draw of a full time pro contract led him to Chesterfield." 

 

He added: "We've been looking hard for a striker since the departure of Terry Gornell and when we heard Delial was available we went straight in for him. We can’t wait to get him on the park as he has a keen eye for goal - which is something that we have been missing, especially in recent weeks."

300 CLUB | Teague set for appearance milestone

Club captain Andy Teague could install himself in the Chorley record books tonight, as the 31-year-old is set to make his 300th appearance for the Magpies.

 

Teague joined Chorley seven years ago, making his debut in the Magpies 2-2 home draw with Witton Albion on February 5th 2011.

Since then, the defender has captained the side at pivotal moments in the club’s history, including two promotions, Play-Off final heartbreak and of course FA Cup first round action at Victory Park for the first time in 27 years.

 

“There’s so many good times I can look back on since I’ve been here,” Teague said, when reflecting on his time at Victory Park.

“I think when I first joined the main aim was to get promoted into the Northern Premier League. To do that in my first season and as skipper as well, was really special. We then got promoted to the Conference North back in 2014 and that was a huge achievement for us all at the club. The manager at the time, Garry Flitcroft, guided us on a great journey that season and to achieve it in promotion in the manner we did was honestly so special.”

 

“This season we created history in the FA Cup, reaching the first round for nearly 30 years. A lot was said about the tie in the build up to the match against Fleetwood Town, with it being televised and the draw in the clubhouse. But I have to say, having had time to reflect on it, it was a massive sign that this club is escalating forward at a really fast pace. For us to lose the tie so late on was hard to take, but that’s football and I think we’re stronger for it now.”

 

Along with the highs of promotion and breaking records, low points must also raise their ugly heads along the way. The skipper admits there have been a few disappointing moments during his time at Chorley.

“Of course, there are points since I’ve been here which have been really tricky to deal with afterwards. The Play-Off Final defeat to Halifax Town last season was gut-wrenching. I think we did everything possible to win the game that day, and we consider ourselves to have been the best team.”

 
Kidderminster Harriers are our visitors to the Chorley Group Victory Park Stadium tonight, kick-off 7:45pm.

MATCH PREVIEW | Chorley v Kidderminster Harriers

The Magpies (10th, 34pts) entertain Kidderminster Harriers (6th, 39pts) in the Vanarama National League North on Tuesday evening, a month after the original tie was postponed due to a frozen Victory Park pitch, writes Alex Birch.

After a difficult sequence of results over the Festive period Chorley will be looking to take advantage of one of their two games in hand this month, against a Kiddy side right in the thick of the playoff mix.

A win would move Matt Jansen’s side into post-season contention once again as teams in the top half of the division begin to jockey for a top seven finish.

Quotes

“We dust ourselves down, there are 19 games to go, and we’re more than capable of getting to the playoffs. We go into Kidderminster full of confidence and aim to put things right” - Matt Jansen talking to Harry Lyons

Team news

There are fresh concerns over Matty Hughes and Khius Metz after both players picked up knocks during Saturday’s loss to Harrogate. Scott LeatherAdam Blakeman, and Stephen Jordan continue to be monitored, but Josh Wilson should return.

Last time around

The opening day of the season saw a repeat of May’s playoff semi-final as Chorley triumphed in front of 1,793 spectators at Aggborough. A 79th minute own goal from Tyrone Williams was the difference between the teams.

2016/17

13/08/16 NLN Kidderminster 0 Chorley 0

18/02/17 NLN Chorley 2 Kidderminster 1 (SampsonCottrell; Brown)

03/05/17 NLNP Chorley 0 Kidderminster 1 (Gnahoua)

07/05/17 NLNP Kidderminster 0 Chorley 2 (CarverRoscoe)

 

Stats

Break out: The last time Chorley went three games without a goal a resounding 2-0 home victory followed against full-time York City.

Unbeatable: Harriers are on a run of 12 games without defeat (6W/6D) since they were knocked out of the FA Cup by AFC Fylde at the start of November.

Spirit: The Magpies have yet to lose more than two games in succession this season, and haven’t lost three or more games in a row for over five years.

Stalemate: John Eustace’s side have draw their last five away games, and haven’t won on the road since beating Stockport 2-1 at Edgeley Park on October 28.

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MATCH REPORT | Chorley 0-1 Harrogate Town

The Magpies suffered their first home league defeat since August as Harrogate scored late to secure all three points in a game of few incidents.

Team news

Matt Jansen made two enforced changes to the side that lost at Southport on New Year’s Day with Will Beesley and Matty Hughes coming in for injury victims Adam Blakeman and Scott Leather. The visitors were also forced into two changes as Jack Vann and Toby Lees replaced the suspended duo of Will Burrell and Terry Kennedy.

First half

Chorley enjoyed much the better of the first half with the visitors valiantly standing firm. Will Beesley was the first Magpie to test the reflexes of James Belshaw in the Harrogate goal, executing a one-two with Matty Hughes before unleashing a left-footed drive that the goalie pushed behind. Hughes played architect again to put Marcus Carver clear, but Belshaw produced a stunning save from an acute angle. Carver had a second chance to open the scoring, but couldn’t get his shot away, and Hughes also couldn’t find a way past Belshaw after working an opportunity for himself on the edge of the area.

Harrogate’s only reply of the entire half came from a Mark Beck header that Matt Urwin plucked out of the air.

Second half

The second 45 minutes was a different story as Harrogate came out with more conviction. A number of attacks came to nothing before a deflected Joe Leesley free kick hit the back of the net but was ruled out for offside.

Jordan Thewlis tested Chorley’s number one with a snap shot, and from the resulting corner the ball fell to Louis Swain whose close-range effort was smothered on the line by a grateful Urwin.

There was nothing Urwin could do about Harrogate’s next effort nine minutes from time, however. Thewlis got the ball down the right-hand side, and his deep cross sailed over the keeper and into the far corner of the net for his tenth of the season.

Leesley should have made it two with a couple of minutes left, but after winning a penalty following a Challoner tackle from behind, the number 11’s spot kick was well saved by Urwin.

Unfortunately the outcome was unaffected.

Stats

Chorley (4-2-1-3) Urwin; Challoner, Teague (c), Jordan, Beesley; O’Keefe, Cottrell (Mooney, 87); Haughton; Hughes (Metz, 43), Walker, Carver (Whitham, 68). Subs not used: Anson, Roscoe.

Harrogate (4-1-4-1) Belshaw; Vann, Lees, Parker (c), Swain; Falkingham; Thewlis, Emmett, Agnew, Leesley; Beck. Subs not used: Day, Cracknell, Kerry, Thomson, Knowles.

HT 0-0 /FT 0-1

Goals: Thewlis (81)

Bookings: Challoner (foul, 88); Swain (foul, 90)

Red cards: None

Rivington Accounts/C&W Berry MOTM: Matt Urwin

Fans’ Twitter MOTM: Matt Challoner

Attendance: 1,257

Referee: Rebecca Welch

Assistants: Daniel Locker & Steven Lennon

 

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