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New website launch consigns this one to the archive!

In November 2018 the club launched its brand new website and consigned this to the archive literally.   Everything is still here, but nothing new will be added…  Enjoy the memories!

Time for a well earned rest!

YOUTH | We Are Recruiting

Chorley Football Club are recruiting now for the new players for their youth section.  We currently field teams at under 12, under 13, under 15 and under 16 and are looking for quality additions in all squads.

If you or your son is interested in joining and becoming a #FutureMagpie then please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your details.

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MATCH RECAP | Stockport 3 Chorley 0


The Magpies fell to their second defeat in three days at Edgeley Park as sub Matt Warburton helped himself to a 17-minute second half hat trick.

Team News

Nyal Bell and Jordan Keane replaced Frank Mulhern and Matt Warburton as Jim Gannon made two changes from his side's 2-2 draw with Nuneaton.

Jamie Vermiglio kept an unchanged side for the third game running.


Stockport: Hinchliffe; Minihan, Duxbury, Keane, Palmer (c), Stott, Thomas, Walker, Bell (Mulhern, 81'), Osborne (Dimaio, 76'), Stephenson (Warburton, 46'). Subs not used: Downing, Ormson.

Chorley: Urwin; Challoner, Blakeman, Teague (c), Leather (Whitham, 76'), Meppen-Walter, A.Newby (Glynn, 62'), O'Keefe, Carver, Almonnd (Wilson, 70'), E.Newby. Subs not used: Cottrell, Anson.


Adam Thomas had the first effort on target, but his tame header on 13 minutes was easily held by Matt Urwin. Stockport looked threatening with their pace up top and focal point Nyal Bell missed a glorious opportunity to opening the scoring, getting in behind the Chorley defence with a run from the half way line, only to fluff his lines at the vital moment.

Chorley’s best chance of the half fell to Elliot Newby, but the midfielder blazed over from 20 yards after Courtney Meppen-Walter’s ferocious pass was controlled by Louis Almond for a near brilliant assist.

Andy Teague blocked an Elliot Osborne shot inside the box as Stockport countered, before Almond went close when cutting in from the right, in what was at times an exciting, fast-paced first 45 minutes.

Sub Matt Warburton fired the first shot in anger of the second half, whistling an effort just wide of Urwin's right hand post.

Almond made Hinchliffe work with a spin-and-shot as The Magpies began to get a foothold with an hour gone. Josh Wilson had a goal ruled out less than a minute after coming on, before Stockport went straight down the other end and took the lead.

Nyal Bell got loose down the right channel and pulled the ball back for the dangerous Warburton who sidefooted home under pressure.

Five minutes later the game was gone. A mistake in midfield allowed Bell a run at the backline and his pass found Warburton in acres of space to slam home past an unprotected Urwin.

Warburton's third was similar to his second as he was fed in the area on a breakaway before coolly sliding the ball under Urwin from close range.

That's what he said

Jamie Vermiglio

We said after the Bradford game that we needed a reaction and we didn't get one tonight. But we won't be singling anyone out. We win as a team and lose as a team. There's nothing broken, it's just two games and we'll look to get back to winning ways on Saturday.


HT 0-0 / FT 3-0

Goals: Warburton (73', 78' & 90')

Cautions: Challoner (12')

Dismissals: None

Shots:     Stockport 12 Chorley 9

Corners: Stockport 8 Chorley 2

Fouls:     Stockport 3 Chorley 12

Attendance: 2,653

Weather: Cold & rainy

Referee: Mike Barlow

Assistants: Daniel Bruce & Luis Griffiths

Next up

Spennymoor Town at Victory Park on Saturday (3pm). Admission is £12 adults, £9 over-60s/NHS/first responders/armed services, £7 students, £5 12-16s & FREE accompanied under-12s

*Reporting by Alex Birch, Harry Lyons & Chris Park

MATCH PREVIEW | Stockport County (a)

The Magpies (1st, 30pts) make another relatively short journey for a National League North fixture this evening, hopping down to south Manchester for a date with Jim Gannon's Stockport County (13th, 17pts).

Despite a first defeat of the season at Bradford (Park Avenue) on Saturday, Jamie Vermiglio's men remain in pole position, just as they have since the opening week of the campaign.

In contrast, the Hatters have suffered a stuttering start to their sixth consecutive season of tier six football, finding themselves mired in mid-table with almost a third of the season played.

Player numbers

Matt Challoner, Andy Teague, Elliot Newby & Marcus Carver remain the only Magpies to have started all 16 games so far this campaign.

Goalie Ben Hinchliffe is the only County player to have started every Vanarama National League North match so far this season.

The Opposition

Still boasting the highest average attendance in the division (3,237), our hosts continue to search for that winning promotion formula after falling short in the playoffs last season. Losing top scorer Jason Oswell to League Two Morecambe was a setback in the summer, but County recruited a number of individuals during the offseason who know the level well.

That's what he said

Jamie Vermiglio

We'll look to rebound from the defeat at Bradford on Saturday with a positive result at Stockport. It's nice to have another game follow on so quickly, it gives us a chance to get that loss out of our system and get back to playing to the high standards we set ourselves. Stockport is always a tough place to play, especially with the big backing they receive, so we'll have to be on top of our game.

Last season

Both regular season games ended in 1-1 stalemates, but the season tie was broken in the promotion playoffs when Jason Walker's close range effort silenced a crowd of over 6,000 at Edgeley Park and to gifted The Magpies passage to the semi-finals.


EDGE-ley Park: The Magpies are unbeaten in five visits to Stockport since promotion in 2014, winning three and drawing two

Home sweet home: Tonight's game marks County's fifth straight home fixture, having played the entire month of October on familiar turf

Rebound: Since December 2015 Chorley have lost consecutive games only three times, and over the last year a win or draw has followed a loss on eight out of nine occasions

Home pressure: County have won only two of seven league matches at Edgeley Park this season, conceding at least one goal in each game

Match day (30/10/18)

Kick-off at Edgeley Park (SK3 9DD) is 7:45pm.

Admission is £15 adults, £10 over-65s, students & disabled people, £5 6-17s & FREE under-6s.

Parking is available at the club's Booth Street car park (off Mercian Way) and costs £4

Programmes are available for purchase at the ground for £3.

C’mon You Magpies!

LATEST NEWS | Doncaster ticket details


The Magpies’ eagerly anticipated Emirates FA Cup First Round fixture against League One promotion hopefuls Doncaster Rovers takes place on Sunday, November 11 (12.45pm) at Victory Park. 


HOME fans should read the following ticket information carefully..


The game is ALL TICKET.


Normal league match prices apply for the tie: £12 adults, £9 over-60s/NHS/first responders/armed services, £7 students, £5 12-16s & FREE accompanied under-12s. Regardless of the price of your ticket, everyone will need a ticket to gain entry to the ground.


Season Ticket Holders have first refusal from 10am today up-to-and-including close of business (4pm) on Friday, November 2.. Please use Special Game Voucher 1 from your booklets when purchasing.


*Limit of six per season ticket holder


The Club Shop will be open from 10am on Saturday ahead of our home game with Spennymoor Town, when tickets will then be on general sale.


General sale tickets will also be on sale from 10am on Sunday ahead of Chorley FC Women's home game with Chester-le-Street, which kicks off at 2pm.


Heading into next week, any remaining tickets will be on sale in the club shop from at least 10am-4pm Monday through Friday, with longer opening hours likely on some days (they will be advertised at the start of next week).


Once again we urge fans to pick up tickets early to avoid disappointment as we anticipate the game selling out. Why not grab yourself a ticket this weekend to guarantee watching Jamie Vermiglio’s men test themselves against Football League opposition the Sunday after.




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