GARRY Flitcroft has urged his Chorley side to move “onwards and upwards” after seeing them crowned the pride of Lancashire on Monday night.
Chorley beat Kendal Town 2-1 at the Reebok Stadium to lift the Lancashire FA Challenge Trophy for the first time in 29 years, with Flitcroft now eyeing more league glory.
The Magpies travel to Worksop on Saturday fifth in the Evo-Stik Premier Division, the last of the play-off spots, with Flitcroft desperate to secure a second place finish and home advantage for the
end of season lottery.
He has added prolific non-league striker Ciaran Kilheeney to his squad this week as he looks to put his side in pole position for a second successive promotion.
He said: “It was great to win the cup and it was a great performance for the lads. The club continues to move upwards.
“We had more than 2,000 at the Reebok Stadium and the club enjoyed a great night. We are always looking to move onwards and upwards.
“It is back to the league now and our aim has to be to try and finish the season in second, because we think home advantage would be a huge boost in the play-offs.
“You look at the incredible support we got in the play-offs last season to help us get promoted and that undoubtedly would be a massive help again.
“I think Chester are home and hosed. You can’t see them losing five games but the other positions are up for grabs.”
Kilheeney, 28, has signed from Droylsden and has scored more than 40 goals in two seasons.
Several local businessman, including Ian Currie, helped to finance the move.