Teague wants a show of strength

Magpies boss Matt Jansen with captain Andy Teague
Magpies boss Matt Jansen with captain Andy Teague
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CHORLEY captain Andy Teague says the Magpies need to stand up and be counted.

The Magpies suffered their third home defeat of the season after Alfreton Town bounced back to score twice in two minutes and triumph 2-1 at Victory Park on Saturday.

The Reds cancelled out Andy Bond’s first-half strike by launching a quick-fire counter attack from a Chorley set-piece.

And Teague says the manner in which they conceded is not acceptable. He said: “We shouldn’t lose a game like this, especially at home in front of our own crowd.

“They didn’t worry us really – we had a free-kick, it hit the wall, they broke and they scored.

“At this level of football it shouldn’t happen really. We should not be conceding from our own free-kick.

“We’ve had a few chances before that were they have broke from our set-pieces and it is just not good enough.

“It has got to be a lot better from the team, it has got to be more organised. They should not be able to break from the edge of their box and score. We have got to look at that.

“For the second goal, he had a lucky touch and shanked it into the bottom corner.

“It was disappointing to lose. They are probably one of the worst teams we have had down here.”

The result meant Chorley slipped to 13th in the National League North table. The Magpies are currently level on points with tomorrow’s opponents Boston United.

Teague has fond memories of his last trip to United’s York Street stadium when Chorley famously beat the Pilgrims in a nail-biting semi-final penalty shoot-out to secure a spot in the play-off final.

And after Saturday’s disappointment and a host of wasted chances, Teague says he and the other players need to be ruthless tomorrow.

He said: “We created enough chances to win two games. Even I had one – I skied the ball over when I should have scored.

“We have got to take our chances when we get them.

“All the lads are disappointed – we should not be losing a game that we dominated.

“Now we’ve got a big game at Boston. We have just got to go into it and be more clinical.

“I don’t need to pick the lads up, they will train, prepare right, go into that and we have to be better all over the pitch.”