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PNE legend Graham Alexander named Salford City boss

Preston North End legend Graham Alexander has been appointed as Salford City manager.
Preston North End
With Jason Walker at full-time (photo: Josh Vosper)

Exclusive Matt Jansen column

Chorley boss writes for the Lancashire Post

It’s been a week of highs and lows at Chorley. We’ve gone from the ecstasy of defeating Stockport County at Edgeley Park in the play-off qualification round, to the utter heartbreak of a last-minute defeat against Harrogate Town on Sunday which ended our fantastic season.

Chorley FC
Josh O'Keefe photographed in action by Josh Vosper in the game against FC United

Chorley boss Jansen frustrated after controversial 2-1 National League North play-off semi-final defeat at Harrogate

Chorley boss Matt Jansen says passage to the final of the National League North play-offs was cruelly taken out of their hands by some controversial refereeing decisions at Harrogate Town.
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Jansen

MATCH REPORT: Harrogate 2 Chorley 1

Ten-man Chorley tasted play-off heartbreak once again as a last gasp Dominic Knowles crushed their dreams of promotion to the National League.
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Bamber Bridge manager Neil Reynolds

Bamber Bridge win promotion to NPL Premier Division

Bamber Bridge 1, Prescot Cables 0

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Michael Potts in action for Bamber Bridge (photo: Ruth Hornby)

Big Interview: Brig midfielder Michael Potts

Craig Salmon talks to Bamber Bridge midfielder Michael Potts ahead of Saturday’s play-off final against Prescot Cables at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium

Should Michael Potts lead Bamber Bridge to promotion glory on Saturday afternoon, there are likely to be a few messages of congratulations pinging to his phone after the final whistle has been blown.

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Matt Jansen

Quickfire fixtures a positive says Chorley boss Jansen

Chorley have already faced 50 games this season and now they face another quick turnaround with a trip to Harrogate on Sunday in their National League North play-off semi-final.

Chorley FC

Captain urges Chorley to keep their focus ahead of play-off semi-final

Chorley were on cloud nine after winning at Stockport County in their National League North play-off eliminator on Wednesday but skipper Andy Teague is warning the job is far from over.

Chorley FC

Bamber Bridge 2 Tadcaster Albion 1: Brig come from behind to reach play-off final

Bamber Bridge battled back from a goal down to reach the NPL First Division North play-off final.
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Magpies' Josh Wilson

Josh Wilson never doubted Chorley would make the play-offs

Josh Wilson says he had no doubt Chorley would make it to the play-offs as the Magpies prepare to face Stockport at Victory Park tonight.

Chorley FC
After victory over Clitheroe in the LFA Challenge Trophy (photo: David Hurst)

Exclusive Matt Jansen column

Chorley manager Matt Jansen writes for the Lancashire Post

It’s been a magnificent week at Chorley Football Club.

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Brig boss Neil Reynolds

Non-league round-up

A last-gasp equaliser by Lewis Nightingale ensured Bamber Bridge finished the regular NPL First Division North season on the right note against visitors Atherton Collieries in a 1-1 draw.

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Scorer Jason Walker

Lacklustre Magpies respond to an ear-bashing

Chorley 1 Alfreton Town 0

Manager Matt Jansen admitted to giving his battle-weary players a half-time roasting to fire them to a fourth consecutive victory and confirm a sixth-place National League North finish.

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Dale Whitham was a scorer at Brackley in midweek

Chorley’s party time before the serious stuff begins

Chorley can relax and enjoy their final game of the normal league season this weekend when they welcome Alfreton Town to Victory Park.

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Charlie Bailey. Picture: Tony North.

Lancaster City have lacked a poacher in the box

The lack of a ‘fox in the box’ is the main reason why Lancaster City are not a number of places higher in the NPL Premier Division table.

Lancaster City
Brig boss Neil Reynolds was thrilled with his team's win at Skelmersdale United in midweek

Three home wins will hand Bamber Bridge promotion

The equation is simple for Bamber Bridge – three more home wins and promotion to the NPL Premier Division will be assured.

Bamber Bridge FC

Chorley lift Lancashire FA Challenge Trophy after thrilling victory over Clitheroe

National League North Chorley started a season-defining week with silverware as they claimed the Lancashire Challenge Trophy for a record 18th time.

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Congratulating the players after the stunning win at Tamworth on Saturday (photo: Josh Vosper)

Exclusive Matt Jansen column

Chorley boss writes for the Lancashire Post

We have just two league matches remaining of the 2017/18 season, and we have put ourselves in a fantastic position to finish within the play-off places.

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Neil Reynolds

Bamber Bridge hammered by Ossett Albion: non-league round-up

Bamber Bridge endured a day to forget when they were well beaten 4-0 at Ossett Albion.

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Lancaster City's Glenn Steel. Picture: Tony North.

Lancaster City look to finish season strongly

Boss Phil Brown is determined that his Lancaster City team do not finish the season in the lower reaches of the NPL Premier Division.

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