Chorley FC: The road to the play-offs

From Boyzone to three-zone, Chorley FC are on a run to remember. Seven league games unbeaten at home, picking up three points in each game, Victory Park is truly living up to its name.

Seven tough league fixtures lie ahead for Chorley, stretching from play-off rivals to relegation-stricken sides. It could be the perfect finish for Chorley Football Club.

The Magpies are currently sitting third in the National League North with a game in hand on rivals around them Chorley are in a great position to finish the season in a strong position.

Andy Preece has steered Chorley in the right direction this season. After finishing the last campaign in 12th, the Magpies really have turned it around. Preece has brought in new players and seems to have found a new way to get the best out of them.

Andy Preece gives his thoughts after a 3-0 victory over Scarborough Athletic

Boston United, arguably Chorley’s toughest game of the seven remaining fixtures, is up first for Preece. The Pilgrims currently sit seventh in the league table in the final play-off position. Only one point separates them and Curzon Ashton, so the Magpies will have a tough fixture on their hands.

Chorley have scored 66 goals this season in the National League North, with the club’s top goalscorer, Carlton Ubaezunou, having a good campaign with 14 goals.

The midfielder has been a key part of Chorley’s campaign, making 44 appearances in all competitions.

After Boston United, the Magpies face six teams which sit 14th or lower in the division. Darlington being the first team for Chorley to face. The side sits in 20th in the league and only five points off the relegation zone, The Quakers will certainly make life difficult for Chorley in a bid to see themselves stay in the NLN.

The final game of the season for Andy Preece and his team will be Peterborough Sports, 15th in the division. Although not safe from relegation, a lot can change between now and the games remaining for The Turbines. Having a tough run between now and the end of the season.

The last time the two met, Chorley came away with the three points.

The final game of the season will be one to watch. As Chorley are looking to get back to the National League for only the second time in their history, being in the 19/20 season where they finished last in the National League.

Chorley have done it before via the playoffs, but can they do it again?

Remaining fixtures:

Boston United (Home- Saturday 23rd March)

Darlington (Away- Friday 29th March)

Blyth Spartans (Home- Monday 1st April)

Buxton (Away- Saturday 6th April)

King’s Lynn Town (Away- Tuesday 9th April)

Banbury United (Home- Saturday 13th April)

Peterborough Sports (Away- Saturday 20th April)