Match PreviewPreview: Eastleigh (h)

2nd March 2020

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

THE Magpies (24th, 26pts) begin March with a two-game homestand..

Who: Eastleigh Football Club (18th, 42pts); founded in 1946 and managed by Ben Strevens (2nd season), the Hampshire side would have made the journey north last month but for a slightly extended run in the FA Trophy.

What: Vanarama National League (Fixture #37)

Where: Victory Park (PR7 3DU)

When: Tuesday, March 3 @ 7:45pm


A 0-0 draw in a torrential downpour at the Silverlake Stadium.


We’ve got two home games in the space of four days and we have the chance to claim two victories. Our recent form has been nowhere near good enough, but the chance still remains to stay in the division with the amount of points we have left to play for. We gave a good account of ourselves in testing conditions down at Eastleigh earlier in the season and we believe securing three points is well within our capabilities. We’ve just got to go out and prove it – 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: £15 adults, £12 over-60s/NHS/first responders/armed services, £7 18-21s, £5 12-17s & FREE accompanied under-12s.

Programme: Magpie Review issue 19 will be on sale priced £2.50. This midweek we have an exclusive interview with recent loan signing Alex Kiwomya.

Food & drink: All fans can enjoy a pre and post-match drink in the social club, which is open from 6pm. We’ll also be showing the FA Cup fifth round clash between Chelsea & Liverpool 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 9:30am-12:30pm & 5-8pm for all kinds of Chorley FC merchandise.

Match sponsors: A big thank you to Clip ‘n Climb, EntrePrises, Frederick’s Ice Cream, MODA Contracting Ltd, Rivers Electrical, Massa’s Dessert-Café Bar, Chorley Group, Derian House Children’s Hospice & Euxton Hall Hospital.

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 for midweek games, but our own highlights will be available first thing Thursday 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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