Match PreviewPreview: FC Halifax Town (h)

24th January 2020

Words: Alex Birch; Pictures: Josh Vosper (in association with LV Bet)

THE Magpies (24th, 25pts) are back at home for the first time since New Year’s Day..

Who: FC Halifax Town (7th, 46pts); founded in 2008 and managed by Peter Wild (1st season), the Shaymen are enjoying a resurgent campaign with promotion back to the Football League a live possibility.

What: Vanarama National League (Fixture #32)

Where: Victory Park (PR7 3DU)

When: Saturday, January 25 @ 3pm


A disciplined defensive display from the Magpies saw Jamie Vermiglio’s side grind out a 0-0 draw on a wet October midweek night in West Yorkshire.


We’ve got something really positive to build on with last Saturday’s point at Aldershot. We were very positive in that game and I expect us to show the same again against Halifax. The new boys in the squad have given us an extra lift, as has Martin Smith’s decision to extend his loan spell. Everyone is raring to go once again, we’ve had a good couple of training sessions this week and our belief remains that we can win games and survive at this level – Jamie Vermiglio


What are we wearing: Our Macron Store Cheshire black & white home kit, sponsored by Clip ‘N Climb, MODA Contracting, Chorley Group & Euxton Hall Hospital (Ramsay Healthcare).

Admission: Available both online & at the turnstiles for home fans at the Duke Street end (it’s pay on the day for visiting supporters at the Pilling Lane end): £15 adults, £12 over-60s/NHS/first responders/armed services, £7 18-21s, £5 12-17s & FREE accompanied under-12s.

Season ticket holder deals: Bring a friend for just £10 & voucher seven will get you £15 off the yellow third shirt in the club shop.

Programme: Magpie Review issue 17 will be on sale priced £2.50. This weekend’s player feature is Marcus Carver.

Food & drink: Home fans can enjoy a pre and post-match drink in the social club, which is open from 12:30pm. We’re also showing the FA Cup ties between Brentford & Leicester City (lunchtime) and Hull City & Chelsea (evening) live on the big screen. The Pica Pica Shack’s menu includes the usual array of hot and cold Bowens pies and loads of specials.

Club shop: Open from 12-5pm for all kinds of Chorley FC merchandise.

Match sponsors: We welcome Clip ‘n Climb, Porter Lancastrian, WY Estates & Morris Quality Bakers.

Chorley Group 50/50 DRAW tickets: Available ahead of kick-off; half the draw takings, a Domino’s Pizza & Chorley FC team photo up for grabs. Winning numbers announced at half time over the PA and on social media. Winning tickets can be exchanged for prizes in the club shop after the game.

Radio commentary: Join BBC Radio Lancashire via the BBC Sport website for all the action.

Match highlights: There’s no BT Sport highlights show this Saturday, but our own highlights will be available first thing Monday on YouTube.

Enjoy the game everyone. Come on you MAGPIES!!!


02 chorley


We are a non-league football club based in Lancashire, currently playing in the sixth tier of the English football pyramid.

Founded in 1875 as a rugby club before converting to football in 1883, the Magpies have called 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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