Chorley chairman Ken Wright says the Magpies are looking to fly even higher after the team booked promotion to the National League.

And Wright says the club can follow the example set by Accrington Stanley who made the leap from Non League to the Football League.

The chairman was thrilled to see Chorley finally reach the National League following their dramatic penalty shoot-out win over Spennymoor - but he hopes their rise isn’t ready to end any time soon.

“Accrington, Fleetwood and Morecambe have been playing at our level and look where they are now in the Football League. That should be the next goal for us,” he said.

 Jamie Vermiglio’s side had topped the table for much of the season, only to miss out on automatic promotion by one point to Stockport County. And Wright says promotion was just reward for all the hard work that had gone in to the season.

He said: “It has been a personal ambition for me to get the club where I left it in 1991 in the Conference.

“For a number of years we have been really close to going up but this manager and squad deserve it.

“Our manager Jamie Vermiglio has been excellent and we are always trying to have continuity at the club as Matt Jansen took over from Garry Flitcroft and then Jamie took over from Matt.

“We are lucky to have had the same squad for about three seasons and now they have gone up.”

Wright was asked to award the trophy to the victorious skipper, Andy Teague, and added: “I did not know that I would be handing the trophy over until I heard about it. I was happy to be able to do it.”

More than 3,500 packed inside Victory Park for the final, with goalkeeper Matty Urwin once again the hero, saving three penalties in the shoot-out after the sides were level at 1-1 after extra-time.

The Magpies chairman admits the numbers inside the ground, as well as those interacting with the club on non-matchdays, shows the potential they have.

“The way the club celebrated after the game was for the supporters who turned up for the squad,” he said.

“We are being very active and it shows with the 90 youngsters attending our soccer school and they are future of this club.”

“They were phenomenal cheering the players on.”