Match preview Vs Chorley FCDate: 09-01-18Venue: Victory ParkKick off: 19:45hrs

08-01-18 - Preview - Chorley FC Vs Harriers

The Harriers will be making their way up to Chorley FC tomorrow evening for a game that should have been played a month ago but was called off due to the wintery weather at the time. Since that time Chorley have gone through something of a mini loss of form with just one win in five games although that win did come away at Salford City to start their mini slump in form too. Before our original game was to be played Chorley had been on a great run of form with three consecutive wins.

Dan Bradley
Dan Bradley

Our form has stayed steady during that time without any defeats since the FA Cup game at AFC Fylde at the beginning of November. We did come close to our first loss in a long time at Leamington FC on Saturday though with a lacklustre showing against a useful looking home side.

That game saw a return from injury for Dan Bradley and his second half cameo performance boded well if he were to play at Chorley. Also on his way back was Lee Vaughan who came on at the same time as Bradley and stopped a certain goal for the hosts with a typical goal line clearance. Lee will almost certainly be playing tomorrow due to Joel Taylor serving a one game suspension for five yellow cards.

Hopefully we’ll have our only currently injured player, Manny Sonupè, back for us but it’s looking very unlikely. If Declan Weeks was to have recovered from his knee injury then he still wouldn’t play due to his outstanding suspension for five yellow cards too.

Chorley have been busy bringing new players in since the start of the new year with striker Khius Metz coming in on loan for the remainder of the season from Burnley along with another striker, Dan Mooney, on loan from League One side Fleetwood Town also until the end of the season.

Going out on loan is central defender Kieran Charnock who has joined Bamber Bridge on dual registration terms. Meanwhile they have a couple of injury concerns with defenders Scott Leather and Adam Blakeman both getting injured against Southport on New Years Day and will be facing fitness tests before the game.

As always with Chorley there’s a score to settle with them always seeming to beat us. Apart from in the play-off game at Victory Park last season, when Arthur Gnahoua gave us a win in the first leg, we have always struggled to gain the advantage over then. Hopefully with their loss of form we can get a result up there but I’m not crossing too many fingers.

We can always live in hope.


Harriers from:

Hall, Palmer, Eve, Williams, Horsfall, O’Connor, Vaughan, Pearson, Croasdale, Truslove, Austin, A Brown, Sonupè, Bradley, McQuilkin, N’Gwatala, Ironside, Wright.

Chorley FC from:

Ashton, Urwin, Anson, Azam, Blakeman, Beesley, Carver, Challoner, Cottrell, Haughton, Jordan, Jarvis, Leather, O’Keefe, Roscoe, Metz, Teague, Mooney, Walker, Wilson, Whitham.

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Previous games against Chorley FC
Date H/A Comp: Score Goals Att: (away)
05-08-2017 H Vanarama North 0 – 1   1793 (130)
07-05-2017 H Vanarama North PO SF 2nd leg 0 – 2   3407 (342)
03-05-2017 A Vanarama North PO SF 1st leg 0 – 1 Gnahoua 2487 (400)
18-02-2017 A Vanarama North 2 – 1 Brown 1242 (100)
13-08-2016 H Vanarama North 0 – 0   1339 (84)
10-02-1990 A Vauxhall Conference 1 – 0   615
30-09-1989 H Vauxhall Conference 3 – 1 Casey 2, Forsyth 1725
01-04-1989 A Vauxhall Conference 1 – 3 Davies, Bancroft, OG 712
03-09-1988 H Vauxhall Conference 0 – 2   1321