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Chorley v FC UNITED. New Year's Day 01/01/19

Posted: Thu 27 Dec, 2018 5:16 pm
by Guy Mansfield

On New Year’s Day FC United travel to the Victory Park Stadium, Duke Street, Chorley PR7 3DU to play Chorley FC in the National League North kick off 3.00 pm This is the return fixture following Chorley’s 4-1 win at Broadhurst Park on Boxing Day.

These match arrangements have been prepared ahead of this weekend’s Spennymoor match, so it is to be hoped we will travel on New Year’s Day buoyed up by another home win and looking forward to a more prosperous new year on and off the pitch.

Admission is pay on the gate

Adult £12.00
Concession £9.00
Student 16-21 £7.00
12-16 Year Old £5.00

U12 Free with paying adult

Parking is limited at the ground but there is a 30 space car park on Pilling Lane (SATNAV PR7 3EE) which is charged at £3 & gives easy access to the ground at that end.

There is a limited number of disabled spaces which are free but allocated on a first come basis by contacting the club on 01257 230007 or by email to:

There is street parking but Chorley advise to make use of the George Street car park which is a 5-10 minute walk to the ground.

Coach parking is available on Brindle Street.

FC are running an official supporters coach to this game. It will depart Chorlton Street at 12.15pm and costs £14 adults and £7 under 16.

To book please call 0161 769 2005 or log onto click here

Enjoy the game!

Re: Chorley v FC UNITED. New Year's Day 01/01/19

Posted: Mon 31 Dec, 2018 3:47 pm
by Paul Hinson
This is the 22nd fixture between the clubs with FCUM ahead 9-6 on wins. There have been 11 Red cards, 6 to FCUM.
Jake Cottrell made 182 appearances and scored 9 goals for FCUM between 2009-13 and has exceeded 250 games for the Magpies.
Midfielder James Hooper scored 2 goals in 13 appearances for FCUM between 2016 and 2017.
Defender Stephen Jordan made 53 Premier League appearances for Manchester City between 2003-07
Harry Winter made 45 appearances for Chorley and scored 3 goals between 2014-15.
It is 36 games ago, when Jeff King scored in the 58th minute against Bradford PA on March 24th 2018, that FCUM scored between the 46th and 60th minute.
FCUM have won 2 and drawn 2 of 5 New Year’s Day fixtures.
Since promotion to the National League North in 2015 FC United have failed to win any tier six away games in the month of January

Re: Chorley v FC UNITED. New Year's Day 01/01/19

Posted: Mon 31 Dec, 2018 3:50 pm
by Ben Hughes
OUT NOW: This week's This Club is My Club

This Club is My Club returns this week with reaction and interviews from Saturday's league match against Spennymoor Town. ... mber-2018/

Re: Chorley v FC UNITED. New Year's Day 01/01/19

Posted: Tue 01 Jan, 2019 1:52 pm
by Ben Hughes

FC Live is coming your way from 2.30pm this afternoon with coverage of Chorley v FC United in The National League North.

Here is Statto Paul's Preview ... -chorley-a

Tune in on if you cannot make this one in person.

Re: Chorley v FC UNITED. New Year's Day 01/01/19

Posted: Wed 02 Jan, 2019 10:35 am
by Guy Mansfield
League video highlights. Best watched without sound to avoid the horrific goal celebration music: ... /1-3614537

Re: Chorley v FC UNITED. New Year's Day 01/01/19

Posted: Wed 02 Jan, 2019 11:01 am
by Guy Mansfield
'FC United slump to defeat at high flying Chorley

Ten man FC United slumped to a 4-0 defeat at promotion chasing Chorley on New Year’s Day as another red card and more late goals cost the Reds again.

The visitors had acquitted themselves well against the Magpies in a goalless first half but when Mike Donohue was sent off five minutes after the break for his second bookable offence the writing was on the wall.

Elliot Newby broke the deadlock just seconds after Donohue departed before adding a second with 14 minutes to go. Josh O’Keefe then added a brace of his own in the final 10 minutes as the Reds capitulated for the third time in a week against tough opposition.

The home side started strongly and an early chance came when Harry Winter gave the ball away to Marcus Carver but he fired well wide.

On 20 minutes, Tom Peers showed quick feet and made good space only to fire his shot just wide. Fifteen minutes later Kurt Willoughby took a 25 yard free-kick that flew just over the bar.

Shortly before half time, Josh Wilson headed straight at Lloyd Allinson. One blight on the first half was a very harsh caution for Donohue for not retreating at a free-kick despite having his back to the ball. It would prove to be a crucial moment in the game.

On 50 minutes, the caution came back to haunt Donohue when he caught a Chorley player with a marginally late challenge, the referee giving himself no leeway and he produced a second yellow card.

FC United had no chance to regroup as the resultant free-kick was played into the FC box, the ball dropped to Newby who slotted home despite the best efforts on the line of Steve O’Halloran.

The lead was increased on 76 minutes when the ball was played into Carver, Chris Lynch did well to put him off, but the ball dropped to Newby who fired home his second of the game.

Things got worse with 10 minutes to go when a corner from the right was powerfully headed into the goal by O’Keefe, the score was increased a couple of minutes later when Lynch got into a tangle with Allinson, the ball finding its way to O’Keefe who rifled home from close range.

The scoreline looks harsh on FC United who for the first 50 minutes matched the home side, though didn’t really look to be troubling the scoreboard.

However, for the second game running, a dismissal changed the course of the contest and by the end of the game, FC were well beaten.'

'Website man of the match: Chris Lynch. Despite the mix up for the fourth goal, Lynch yet again stood out in a red shirt, getting in vital blocks, headers and clearances to keep the scoreline down, albeit temporarily.'

Report by Steven Wood

Re: Chorley v FC UNITED. New Year's Day 01/01/19

Posted: Sat 05 Jan, 2019 10:57 am
by Ben Hughes

This afternoon FC United host Chester FC in The National League North.

Here is Statto Paul's Preview.... ... -chester-h

Tune in from 2.30pm on if you cannot make this one in person