Chorley reveal pre-season fixtures against three big Football League sides

Chorley fan Alan House with keeper Sam Ashton
Chorley fan Alan House with keeper Sam Ashton
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Chorley’s pre-season schedule has been finalised.

The Magpies start pre-season away at West Lancashire League Premier Division side Euxton Villa on Tuesday July 5.

Chorley host Championship club PNE in their annual Jack Kirkland Trophy fixture on July 9, Southport on July 12 and Airbus UK Broughton will also travel to Victory Park on July 16.

The Magpies host League One winners Wigan Athletic on July 20, travel to Trafford on July 23 and they host League One club Bolton for the Harold Taylor Memorial Trophy on July 27.

And their final pre-season fixture is at local rivals and NPL First Division North side Bamber Bridge on July 30.

The Magpies have also swooped for Altrincham midfielder Josh O’Keefe.

A Chorley fan who has supported the club for over 50 years has picked up two free season tickets courtesy of a competition run by the Magpies in conjunction with the Chorley Guardian.

Alan House who currently lives in Penwortham expressed his delight after his name was pulled out a hat by manager Matt Jansen.

House said: “I was totally bowled over. I just thought I’d enter after seeing it in the paper, although I’ve never really won anything before. When I was told couldn’t actually believe it. I’ve been watching the club a long time and this has been such a wonderful surprise.”

The tickets were presented by goalkeeper Sam Ashton - his favourite player. Alan went on to explain: “I’ve been a big fan of Sam’s for a long time. Over the years I’ve seen some great goalkeepers; Peter Vipham, Jack Richardson, Trevor Holmes and now Sam. He has blown me away since joining, always confident and commanding in the box. It’s been great to watch him and he’s now my number one. I’m now looking forward to the 2016-17 campaign. Although it’s going to be tough, that’s for sure. Although I can’t wait to give my friend David Pickup the other season ticket.”

Season tickets are still on sale, costing adults £190.00, concessions £125.00, under-16s £65.00 and under-12s free.

For more information you can ring the office on: 01257 230007 or email: info@chorleyfc.com.