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Match preview: Chorley

6 March 2020

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The Spireites will be looking to bounce back after Tuesday night’s defeat when they travel to Chorley on Saturday for their latest Vanarama National League fixture, kick-off 3pm. Here is our big match preview...


Tickets can be purchased online, via the opposition club's website. To purchase tickets in advance, please click here.

Pay on the day cash turnstiles will also be available.

Tickets are priced as follows:

Adults: £15

*Concessions: £12

Young adults (18-21): £7

Youth (12-17): £5

11 and under: FREE

Disabled pay relevant admission carers/helpers: FREE

*Over-60s, NHS, first responders & armed services (with valid ID)

Team News:

John Pemberton confirmed during Thursday’s pre-match press conference that there are no fresh injury concerns heading into Saturday’s fixture.


Manager: Jamie Vermiglio

Vermiglio started his playing career with Chorley, where he spent three years before moving to Scarborough.

He spent the next four years with clubs such as AFC Telford, Chorley on loan and Nantwich before joining the Magpies for the third time in 2010.

He ended his playing career at the end of the 2014/2015 season following one season in the National League North and quickly transitioned into the Chorley backroom set-up.

The former midfielder started as a coach, before becoming assistant manager and eventually manager after the resignation of Matt Jansen in 2018.

In his first season at the helm of the sixth tier club, Chorley finished second in the table, just behind Stockport County.

The Magpies had to settle for the play-offs and found themselves in the final after winning on penalties against Altrincham. Chorley were victorious in the play-off final on penalties after a 1-1 draw with Spennymoor Town, gaining promotion to the National League for the first time in 29 years.

Chorley are currently bottom of the National League table.

One to watch: Alex Newby

The attacking midfielder came through the youth ranks at Barrow but was loaned out to Kendal Town in 2016.

After returning to Barrow, he left the Bluebirds permanently in the summer of 2016, signing for Clitheroe.

The 24-year-old impressed during his 18-month stint in Lancashire and was snapped up by Chorley in January 2018.

He has found the back of the net on six occasions so far this season and the skilful playmaker will be looking to cause the Spireites problems on Saturday.

Head to head:

The two sides have only met once before, which was earlier this season. Chorley ran out 3-2 winners at the Proact back in November.

From the dugout:

John Pemberton: “They are in and around us so there is something to play for. People might think that they are already gone which then gives them the freedom to play.”


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