Match PreviewMatch Preview: Atherton Collieries (a)

8th July 2019

Words: Alex Birch; Pictures: Stefan Willoughby

Who: Atherton Collieries, last season’s NPL Division One West champions (tier eight)

What: Pre-season friendly

Where: Alder Street or the Skuna Stadium for sponsorship purposes (M46 9EY)

When: This evening at 7:45pm

Why: We’re stretching our legs a little with this one, leaving the Borough of Chorley behind for an evening in Greater Manchester

Admission: The pre-season bargains continue; £5 adults & £3 concessions

What’s new: We made it two from two in our early pre-season outings with a 2-1 victory over Charnock Richard on Saturday afternoon

*For those of you wishing to follow The Magpies on any or all of the first three away trips of the season, travel will soon be available to book for AFC Fylde (Aug 6), Sutton United (Aug 10) & Maidenhead United (Aug 17).




Chorley FC is a non-league football club based in Lancashire, currently playing in the fifth tier of the English football pyramid.

Founded in 1875 as a rugby club before converting to football in 1883, The Magpies have played at their Victory Park home since 1920, reached the FA Cup Second Round twice and won a record 18 Lancashire FA Challenge Trophies.



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