CHORLEY FC boss Matt Jansen believes the team will battle until the final whistle to get in the play-offs from Vanarama Conference North.

He said: “We have got 11 games to push to the play-offs and it is not over until it is mathematically impossible for us to reach them.

“If you can go on the run of three, four or five games then that could put you in there.

“It is always going to be hard as there are now seven or eight full-time teams who are spending money in the league but we are only part-time. We are going to give it a good shot.

“We won’t need any motivation for our next game against Spennymoor as they are around us and are wanting to get in the play-offs.”

Jansen insists the management were frustrated by the late postponement of their match against Leamington last Saturday.

The Magpies will have to wait until March 20 until their next match against Spennymoor Town after the postponement at the weekend.

He said: “It was even more frustrating as all of the lads’ boots and kit was taken down to the game by Jono (Jonathan Smith) and then for it to be called off at 11am.

“It is difficult to get them to get training arranged but I had to tell them to keep themselves ticking over by going to the gym.

“They had tried to fork the pitch and then had a local referee inspection and it was touch and go as it was still raining.

“I just said that we were not going to travel down there if there was a chance it was off.”

Some Chorley players did get some action at the weekend as Steven Rigg ended his short loan spell at Workington by getting a second 90 minutes under his belt as The Reds fell 2-1 at home to Buxton.

Goalkeeper Sam Ashton saved a penalty in the second half of Ramsbottom's 3-0 win at home to AFC Goole, preserving the third clean sheet of his stint with the Rams in process.

Then Jordan Darr and James Barrigan were once again involved from the start for Skelmersdale, who beat Colne 2-1.

Kieran Charnock played for Bamber Bridge, but were on the wrong side of a 2-1 scoreline against Hyde.