A Guide to Chorley FC

County play Chorley tomorrow night at Victory Park, but for those of you who may not know too much about our opponents, here’s a handy guide. 

Also remember to get your predictions in for our EH Prediction League. 


Founded: 1883

Nickname: The Magpies

Ground: Victory Park (3,550)

2014/2015 Average Attendance: 1163

Position Last Year: 4th

Last Season’s Results: 0-2 (H), 3-0 (A)

Main stand at Victory Park - Photo copyright lancashire telegraph
Main stand at Victory Park – Photo copyright lancashire telegraph

The newly promoted Chorley took the conference north by storm last year, finishing 4th and reaching the final of the play-offs. Barring a managerial meltdown they will be aiming to do the same this year. The magpies are one of the better supported teams in the division and under Gary Flitcroft’s astute management, the club seem to be on firm footing and looking forward not backwards with regards to their on-field situation. It says a lot about Flitcroft’s skill as a manager that he was many County fans favourite for the job before Neil Young was appointed.

Chorley’s Victory Park is an old fashioned non-league ground, containing a typical main stand and 2 ends of terraced, covered structures. County fans will most likely be located in the smaller of the two terraced ends, similar to last season. Our trip there last November resulted in a 3-0 loss, but despite this, County fans created a great atmosphere and the short 40 minute journey north most likely means another good away day for the travelling faithful. County fans will be charged £10/£7/£5/£2 for entry next season. Let’s hope the result is a little more positive though.

Map location of Chorley FC in the UK.
Map location of Chorley FC in the UK.

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