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Magpies flying high after win

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 07:50:38 +0100

Chorley 2 Staylbridge Celitc 0

Flitcroft focused on sealing promotion as Chorley head to Buxton

Fri, 25 Apr 2014 08:05:11 +0100

CHORLEY boss Garry Flitcroft says he will not need to motivate his players for their promotion decider at Buxton tomorrow.

Non-league: Ramsbottom making plans for play-offs

Fri, 25 Apr 2014 08:08:08 +0100

RAMSBOTTOM United have put plans in place to start selling play-off semi final tickets on Sunday if they seal their place in the Evo-Stik First Division North’s top five tomorrow.

Canada job for Heap

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:00:00 +0100

POPULAR striker and coach Sam Heap has packed his bags and crossed the Atlantic after landing his dream football job.

Chorley hit by late double

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 08:56:17 +0100

THE 10 men of Chorley were hit with two late goals as Evo-Stik League Premier Division title rivals FC United clawed them back in a thrilling clash.

Saturday non-league preview: Magpies face a battle to return to the top

Fri, 28 Mar 2014 09:30:00 +0000

CHORLEY make the trip to Derbyshire tomorrow to take on relegation-threatened Ilkeston Town on the back of a defeat that meant they missed the chance to go top of the Evo-Stik League Premier Division.

Chorley ready for cup final test

Mon, 17 Mar 2014 09:54:49 +0000

CHORLEY will attempt to wrestle the Lancashire FA Challenge Trophy back from holders AFC Fylde tonight when the league rivals go head to head in the final at the Reebok Stadium (7.45pm).

Chorley suffer Olympic defeat

Mon, 17 Mar 2014 09:56:10 +0000

The Olympic challenge once again proved too daunting for the Magpies as the hosts completed a quick-fire league double over the league leaders to throw the title race wide open.

Chorley aim to get back on track

Fri, 07 Mar 2014 08:59:56 +0000

CHORLEY will bid to wrestle their grip on top spot in the Evo-Stik Premier Division when they take on third placed Worksop Town at Victory Park tomorrow.

Chorley aiming for a bumper gate

Fri, 14 Feb 2014 10:26:28 +0000

CHORLEY are anticipating a bumper crowd for tomorrow’s big Evo-Stik League Premier Division clash at home to FC United of Manchester (3pm).

Chorley boss Garry Flitcroft believes victory will deliver title warning

Thu, 13 Feb 2014 09:24:02 +0000

CHORLEY boss Garry Flitcroft believes his table-topping side have dealt a psychological blow to their Evo-Stik League Premier Division title rivals.

Chorley 2 Frickley Athletic 0

Tue, 11 Feb 2014 22:36:25 +0000

Chorley opened up a five point lead at the top of the Evo-Stik League Premier Division with a hard fought 2-0 home win over Frickley Athletic.

Flitcroft wants a champion Chorley response

Thu, 16 Jan 2014 10:54:59 +0000

GARRY Flitcroft has urged his Chorley players to use the disappointment of their cruel FA Trophy exit to inspire them to win promotion to Conference North, as champions.

Chorley beaten on penalties in FA Trophy

Tue, 14 Jan 2014 22:56:02 +0000

CHORLEY’S FA Trophy run came to a cruel end as they were beaten 6-5 on penalties by Conference Premier side Tamworth at Victory Park last night.

FA Trophy: Tamworth 1 Chorley 1

Sat, 11 Jan 2014 17:41:50 +0000

CHORLEY will get another shot at FA Trophy glory after drawing with Skrill Premier outfit Tamworth at The Lamb this afternoon.

FA Trophy: Magpies confident of another upset

Fri, 10 Jan 2014 08:30:00 +0000

CHORLEY penalty hero Sam Ashton believes the Magpies can pull off another FA Trophy upset at Skrill Premier side Tamworth tomorrow.

Flitcroft will recall stars for Trophy tie

Thu, 09 Jan 2014 07:31:46 +0000

CHORLEY manager Garry Flitcroft admitted he could not jeopardise a potential trip to Wembley by naming a full-strength line-up for his side’s Evo-Stik League Doodson Cup defeat to Witton Albion.

Clitheroe ready for Darlington test

Fri, 03 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000

CLITHEROE will face former Football League opposition when they make the trip to Darlington in Evo-Stik First Division North tomorrow.

Saturday non-league preview: Magpies set to renew title tilt

Fri, 20 Dec 2013 08:00:53 +0000

GIANT-killers Chorley resume their title charge at home to Buxton tomorrow.

Chorley boss chasing a Trophy upset

Tue, 17 Dec 2013 09:30:00 +0000

CHORLEY boss Garry Flitcroft believes his Magpies can pull off an upset tonight – and knows Forest Green have everything to lose in the FA Trophy second round replay.

Chorley keeper Ashton ready to continue his cup tradition

Sat, 14 Dec 2013 10:30:00 +0000

NOT many non-league goalkeepers can say they have scored two career goals, saved a crucial penalty in FC United’s best ever cup run and played as a centre forward for Bolton in the third round of the FA Cup. But Sam Ashton has done the lot.

Padiham aiming to maintain momentum

Fri, 13 Dec 2013 10:08:41 +0000

PADIHAM bid to continue their flying start to the month when they travel to Mossley in the Evo-Stik League First Division North tomorrow.

Chorley can cut down Forest

Fri, 13 Dec 2013 10:07:00 +0000

THE atmosphere in the Chorley camp is ‘buzzing’ before the biggest non-league game in East Lancashire since Accrington Stanley won promotion to the Football League in 2006.

Chorley honoured once again

Wed, 04 Dec 2013 10:25:39 +0000

Chorley will be honoured on Saturday after the trio were named as November’s Evo-Stik League Premier Division club of the month.

Saturday non-league previews: Flitcroft keen on run along the road to Wembley

Fri, 29 Nov 2013 10:20:00 +0000

GARRY Flitcroft insists his red-hot Chorley side will not take Curzon Ashton for granted in tomorrow’s big FA Trophy clash at Victory Park.

Fell happy with Nelson way

Wed, 20 Nov 2013 13:00:00 +0000

BOSS Mark Fell insists he intends to carry on doing things the Nelson way as he celebrates a year in charge with his Admirals sitting pretty at the top of the North West Counties League First Division.

New date for Clitheroe

Wed, 20 Nov 2013 12:00:00 +0000

Clitheroe’s postponed Evo-Stik First Division North trip over the Pennines to face Wakefield has been arranged for February 1.

Chorley thank footy fund raisers

Wed, 20 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000

Chorley have thanked the fans and local businesses who supported their ‘family day’ at Victory Park on Saturday to help raise funds for Children In Need.

Chorley switch attention to cup tie

Tue, 12 Nov 2013 11:40:20 +0000

EVO-STIK League Premier Division table-toppers Chorley take a break from league action as they head to Kendal Town in the Doodson Sports Cup second round tonight.

Red hot Rams eye perfect 10

Fri, 08 Nov 2013 09:39:15 +0000

RAMSBOTTOM United will bid to stretch their winning run to 10 games tomorrow when they welcome New Mills to the Harry Williams Riverside Stadium in the Evo-Stik League First Division North.

Chorley keep up pressure

Thu, 07 Nov 2013 09:23:38 +0000

IN-FORM Chorley are now just one point off top spot in the Evo-Stik League Premier Division after Garry Flitcroft won the battle of the former Blackburn Rovers midfielders.

Memories of the Dynamoes flood back - 25 years on

Tue, 23 Apr 2013 08:13:02 +0100

TO the people of Colne this is a special day in history and the events of April 23, 1988, will always live long in the memory.

Lancs FA were right to call off semi-final early

Wed, 23 Jan 2013 10:26:52 +0000

I MAY have had a shock to the system or a bang to the head. That can be the only reason for me to pen the words ‘Well done Lancashire FA’.

MATT DONLAN: Non-league game being shamefully ignored

Wed, 14 Nov 2012 11:37:04 +0000

NELSON FC’s Adnan Ahmed is on international duty this weekend as he represents Pakistan in two friendlies.

AFC Darwen surpass win tally

Mon, 05 Nov 2012 10:02:57 +0000

AFC DARWEN have already won more games than they did in each of their previous two seasons after a dramatic 3-2 triumph at Irlam in the North West Counties First Division on Saturday.

Evo-Stik League: New boys Ramsbottom start at home

Tue, 17 Jul 2012 07:57:57 +0100

NEW boys Ramsbottom United will kick off their first season in the Evo-Stik League First Division North at home and begin with a Mersey mission against Cammel Laird.

Football: Rossendale Valley Juniors host spanish players

Tue, 17 Apr 2012 12:45:38 +0100

A BIT of Barcelona came to East Lancashire recently when Rossendale Valley Juniors played host to the skillful Spaniards.

Football: Lammack Juniors pick up tips from Barcelona

Tue, 17 Apr 2012 12:43:42 +0100

LAMMACK Juniors have been picking up coaching tips from the greatest team in the world after getting the chance to watch Messi’s in the making.

Football: Langho in hunt for glory

Tue, 17 Apr 2012 12:39:20 +0100

LANGHO take on Preston Wanderers on Friday (April 20) looking to win the LFA Amateur Cup for the first time in the club’s history.

Non-league football: Tuesday preview

Tue, 21 Feb 2012 08:35:15 +0000

THE battle for promotion from the North West Counties League Premier Division heats up tonight with local leading lights Ramsbottom United and Barnoldswick both involved in key games.

Non-league: Games fall victim to the heavy rain

Sat, 18 Feb 2012 11:09:28 +0000

PADIHAM'S North West Counties League Premier Division game with Atherton LR this afternoon has been postponed - and others have also fallen victim to the torrential overnight rain.

Non-league latest: Matches fall victim to the weather

Sat, 11 Feb 2012 12:00:00 +0000

TODAY’S non-league programme has once again been hit hard by the weather with games called off across the Pyramid.

Non League crowds are real Boxing Day bonus

Wed, 28 Dec 2011 12:40:00 +0000

IT was great to see bumper crowds across the Boxing Day non-league programme and I am sure there is more of the same to come this weekend, if the weather behaves.

Legend Syd was one of greats of the game

Wed, 14 Dec 2011 10:10:17 +0000

The world of non-league football became that little bit emptier last week with the sad news that Syd Parkinson died.

Non-league Notes: Start farce affects us all

Wed, 23 Mar 2011 16:40:00 +0000

SATURDAY 3pm, the traditional home of football matches.

Non-league Notes: Back your club before it's too late

Wed, 09 Mar 2011 17:20:00 +0000

FIRST off I offer no apologies for banging the drum for Rossendale United and the rest of the area’s non-league clubs in the next couple of hundred words.

Non-league notes: Stag problems show the pressure

Wed, 02 Mar 2011 15:30:00 +0000

THE events over the last week at Rossendale United are certainly showing the problems and pressures associated with non-league football in the pyramid.

Non-league notes: Crawley hatred is inspired by jealously

Wed, 23 Feb 2011 16:30:00 +0000

Crawley Town captured the imagination of the football world on Saturday as they made mighty Manchester United fight all the way for their FA Cup win at Old Trafford.

Sports Blog: Come on you Crawley

Mon, 31 Jan 2011 08:31:50 +0000

THE magic of the FA Cup is alive and well - especially after yesterday’s draw conjured up the dream trip for non-league Crawley Town to Manchester United in the fifth round.

Non-league notes: Tonight is going to be a big night

Wed, 26 Jan 2011 14:10:00 +0000

TONIGHT is a big, big night for Garry Flitcroft and his Chorley side as the Magpies face a cup semi-final.