"Bucks hoping to pinch points from Magpies"
Match Date : December 10th, 2022 2:00 pm
Competition : National League North
Ground : Victory Park
Kick Off : 14:00
Please note that this Saturday’s game kicks off at 2pm.
The Bucks head to Victory Park this Saturday to face Chorley.
Telford have, of course, already played and beaten the Magpies this season – a 1-0 success on opening day courtesy of Devarn Green’s strike. But the two sides’ fortunes have been a little different since then.
While the Bucks have struggled at the wrong end of the table, Chorley have steadily improved under new boss Andy Preece, and they currently sit just two points outside the playoffs in 11th spot.
Preece replaced former Telford favourite Jamie Vermiglio as the Magpies manager following the former Buck’s switch to Buxton in the summer. And Preece, who previously served as Chorley’s director of football, has made the Magpies hard to beat. Only King’s Lynn and Banbury United have beaten Chorley by more than one goal this season, with Preece’s side notching nine clean sheets in their 21 league games so far.
The Lancashire club take pride in maintaining continuity and, despite Vermiglio’s departure, their squad remains largely unchanged, with little movement in or out this summer. Dangerman Connor Hall, who joined in 2020, is among the division’s top scorers with ten goals this campaign.
Chorley secured their place in the playoffs last term with a 1-0 win when the sides met at Victory Park back in April, and the Magpies could jump back into the top seven with a win this weekend.
But the Kevin Wilkin’s men will have other ideas. Although Telford went down 1-0 at Bradford on Monday night, the Bucks general performance levels were good, and Wilkin will hope his men can replicate August’s opening day result this weekend.
You can buy tickets in advance via the Chorley website.
Ground Address: Victory Park, Duke St, Chorley, PR7 3DU