Stalybridge Celtic 1, Chorley 3

Magpies progress safely through in FA Cup

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Melle Meulensteen

Brown expects PNE midfielder Melle to be big hit

Preston North End loanee Melle Meulensteen will be a big asset to Lancaster City according to boss Phil Brown.

Neil Reynolds

Boss Reynolds excited by the potential of Brig

Bamber Bridge’s excellent start to the new NPL First Division North season is making other clubs sit up and take notice.

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Craig Carney was on target for Lancaster City (photo: Tony North)

Non-league round-up

There was frustration for Bamber Bridge on Saturday when their NPL First Division North fixture at Colne was postponed.

Jason Walker finds the back of the net for the Magpies (photo: Josh Vosper)

Comfortable victory on the road for Magpies

Chorley made it three wins from three and four clean-sheets out of five as they eased to a routine 2-0 win at bottom-of-the-table North Ferriby in the National League North.

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Lancaster City host leaders Shaw Lane at Giant Axe on Saturday.

Lancaster City boss wants to take next step against leaders Shaw Lane

Being more ruthless in front of goal is the next step for Lancaster City according to boss Phil Brown.

Brad Carsley struck a hat-trick for Bamber Bridge in their thumping win over Kendal Town. Photo: Ruth Hornby

Bamber Bridge 4, Kendal Town 0

Bamber Bridge bounced back from the disappointment of last Saturday's FA Cup defeat at Ashton Athletic with a superb 4 -0 victory against Kendal Town at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium.

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Nick Haughton

Chorley 4, Darlington 1

A scintillating display of attacking football brought Chorley a  convincing victory over Darlington at Victory Park to the delight of their fans in a crowd of 1,011.
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Carl Grimshaw in action for Charnock

Charnock bounce back but need ruthless edge

Charnock Richard bounced back from a disappointing defeat at City of Liverpool in midweek to return to winning ways with a 3-1 victory at Hanley Town.

Brad Carsley is unable to apply the finishing touch against Ashton Athletic on Saturday

Brig face anxious wait on midfielder’s fitness

Bamber Bridge boss Neil Reynolds may be forced to delve into the loan market after Jamie Milligan broke down in training last week.

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Josh Wilson

Chorley 2, York City 0

Josh Wilson was the star of the show as his two first-half goals ended the Magpies’ goal-drought stretching back over five-and-a-half hours of football.

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Brad Carsley in action against Brighouse Town Picture credit RUTH HORNBY


Maybe Brad Carsley will one day become the subject of a famous footballing conundrum; which player got knocked out in the opening round of the FA Cup but then went on to play in the next round during the same season?

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Chorley's Josh OKeefe in action during last Saturday's goalless draw with Brackley (photo: Josh Vosper)

No panic for Magpies despite lack of goals

Assistant boss Jamie Vermiglio insisted there is no panic in the camp despite Chorley’s current lowly position in the National League North.

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Phil Brown and Ryan Winder talk tactics. Picture: Tony North

Unbeaten Lancaster City turn attentions to FA Cup

Lancaster City boss Phil Brown feels his side are improving all the time after completing an unbeaten first month in the Evo-Stik Premier Division.

Chorley boss Matt Jansen

Bank holiday non-league round-up

The search for a Chorley win in the National League North goes on, with the sequence since the opening day victory at Kidderminster now stretching to six games following a 0-0 draw at Bradford Park Avenue on bank holiday Monday.

Lloyd Rigby saved a penalty for Brig

South Shields 1, Bamber Bridge 0

Bamber Bridge’s 100% record in the NPL First Division North was brought to an end on Saturday with a narrow 1-0 away win at South Shields.

A dejected Chorley boss Matt Jansen after his side's defeat to Boston United last Saturday

Magpies’ challenge with leaders up next

Frustrated Chorley boss Matt Jansen says his men need to get back to basics as they bid to rebound from back-to-back defeats.

Brig boss Neil Reynolds (photo: Ruth Hornby)

Brig ready for an early test of their credentials

Bamber Bridge boss Neil Reynolds thinks he will learn a lot about his young side when they travel to South Shields on Saturday.

Lancaster City striker Tom Kilifin in action against during the draw with Mickleover Sports on Saturday.

Lancaster City boss bids to build on unbeaten start

Lancaster City boss Phil Brown has backed his side to build on their unbeaten start to life in the Evo-Stik Premier Division.

Lee Ashcroft celebrates with Lee Cartwright after scoring a hat-trick against Fulham back in 1997.

Former PNE favourites to meet in West Lancashire League clash

Former PNE stars Lee Ashcroft and Lee Cartwright come face-to-face on Wednesday night when Longridge Town face Haslingden St Mary’s in the West Lancashire League Premier Division.

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