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LFA TROPHY SEMI FINAL | Magpies to Face the Dolly Blues

Chorley have been drawn against Northern Premier League side Lancaster City in the semi-finals of the Lancashire FA Partners Foundation Challenge Trophy.

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LFA TROPHY | Semi Finals Await the Magpies

Chorley secured their safe passage into the semi-finals of the Lancashire FA Challenge Trophy for the fifth consecutive season on Tuesday night, with a 2-1 victory over Bamber Bridge.

A crowd of 434 witnessed a local derby which had everything you’d expect from two sides separated by just seven miles.  The home side, who sit third in the Evo-Stik Division One North and cruised past National League North Side Southport 7-0 in this competition already this season, started brightly and took the lead through star man Alistair Waddecar.  But a goal from the in-form Matty Hughes and a 90th minute strike from Nick Haughton ensured  the Magpies safe passage into the semi-finals and bragging rights over Brig until the next time.
The draw for the semi-final of the competition is on Thursday, with the winners set to contest for the final at Bolton Wanderers Macron Stadium. Potential opponents are Evo-Stik Premier side Lancaster City, who are going steady in the league after promotion last season and sit 13th as well as Evo-Stik Division One North Clitheroe. A potential Chorley derby could be on the cards however, as Charnock Richard are in the hat for the semi-final draw having come over their quarter final tie against Padiham 3-1

MATCH REPORT | Magpies Book Place in Semis

The Magpies reached the semi-finals of the Lancashire FA Challenge Trophy for the fifth season in a row with a hard fought 2-1 victory at Bamber Bridge.

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PREVIEW | Bamber Bridge

The Magpies make the short journey up Preston Road this evening for the Partners Foundation Lancashire Challenge Trophy quarter-final tie against Bamber Bridge.

Matt Jansen’s men will be looking to continue their good form of late which has produced three wins in the last four outings, including a last-gasp victory against Colne in the previous round three weeks ago. Their opponents, who sit third in Evo-Stik Division One North, were unbeaten at home in all competitions this season until Ramsbottom United ended the 11-game streak last time out.

Worth the wait: The sides haven’t met in a competitive game since October 2014, when goals from James Dean, Tom Smyth, Josh Hine and Darren Stephenson saw Chorley progress in the FA Cup in front of over 2,000 fans at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium.

Consistency: The Magpies have made the semi-finals of the Challenge Trophy in each of the last four seasons, with Kendal Town the last side to beat them earlier in the competition.

Thrashed: Brig put seven past Southport in round one of this season’s edition, before hitting another four to dispatch Atherton Collieries from round two.

Silverware: Neil Reynolds’ team last won the Challenge Trophy in 1995, beating Morecambe 2-1 at Deepdale. Chorley’s most recent success was against Lancaster City in 2016.

TICKET OFFER | Two Game Ticket

Take advantage of our two game ticket promotion which saves you money in the run up to Christmas.

Fans can watch the games against Kidderminster Harriers on December 9th and Southport on Boxing Day for just £20 for adults or £14 for concessions.

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