Brilliant Chorley chop the Forest in FA Trophy

Lancashire Telegraph: Garry Flitcroft's Chorley stunned Forest Green Garry Flitcroft's Chorley stunned Forest Green

Chorley sensationally knocked Skrill Premier side Forest Green Rovers out of the FA Trophy in a penalty shootout after 210 goalless minutes.

Rovers, the pre-season favourites for non-league’s top league title, couldn’t break down the Magpies defence through two pulsating encounters and as the fog grew thicker at The New Lawn, the Magpies found a hero in keeper Sam Ashton. He stepped up to the mark and saved three penalties to set up a January third round encounter with Tamworth in the next round, topping the clubs winnings in this competition by another £6,000, taking the total earned in the Trophy to a staggering £20,950.

And the penalty win was the more remarkable after Josh Hine hit the post with the opening kick. However Matthew Barnes-Home and James Norwood had their efforts save while James Dean and Darren Stephenson netted to make it two-nil after five kicks.

Matt Taylor beat Ashton with the sixth with Dale Whitham slotted in the seventh to make it three-one before Forest Green’s Paul Green was denied by Ashton to send everyone who had made the trip to Gloucestershire delirious.

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2:29pm Wed 18 Dec 13

garyintandem says...

Congratulations to the Chorley boys. Keep up the great work...Rovers and Chorley at Wembley in 2014!
Congratulations to the Chorley boys. Keep up the great work...Rovers and Chorley at Wembley in 2014! garyintandem

4:10pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Champagne plus charlie says...

garyintandem wrote:
Congratulations to the Chorley boys. Keep up the great work...Rovers and Chorley at Wembley in 2014!
Rovers won't be competing in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy until 2015 pal.

On a serious note - well done Chorley, a great result.
[quote][p][bold]garyintandem[/bold] wrote: Congratulations to the Chorley boys. Keep up the great work...Rovers and Chorley at Wembley in 2014![/p][/quote]Rovers won't be competing in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy until 2015 pal. On a serious note - well done Chorley, a great result. Champagne plus charlie

10:53pm Wed 18 Dec 13

roverinmanchstr says...

garyintandem wrote:
Congratulations to the Chorley boys. Keep up the great work...Rovers and Chorley at Wembley in 2014!
Absolutely brilliant Chorley FC. Well done to the Lads and Garry Flitcroft, not forgetting Matt Jansen on last nights victory .Maybe , just maybe, we can average over 1000 for the remaining home matches and that the people of Chorley and local areas will actively go to the matches
[quote][p][bold]garyintandem[/bold] wrote: Congratulations to the Chorley boys. Keep up the great work...Rovers and Chorley at Wembley in 2014![/p][/quote]Absolutely brilliant Chorley FC. Well done to the Lads and Garry Flitcroft, not forgetting Matt Jansen on last nights victory .Maybe , just maybe, we can average over 1000 for the remaining home matches and that the people of Chorley and local areas will actively go to the matches roverinmanchstr

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