Chorley Football Club celebrated the most remarkable night in the club’s history, by reuniting its famous giantkilling team of 1986.

The event marked the 25th anniversary of the Magpies’ stunning FA Cup win over Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The Magpies, who were managed by current chairman Ken Wright, made back-page headlines in every national newspaper in the country when they beat Wolves 3-1.

An epic first round tie, which went to three games, finally ended in a 3-0 victory for Chorley at Bolton’s Burnden Park, courtesy of goals from Charlie Cooper (2) and Mark Edwards.

Cooper, Paul Moss, Ian Senior and the rest of the heroes from ’86 got together on Friday with fans in a big celebration.

Ken Wright, who was presented with a special ‘Chorley’ cake, said: “It was an incredible night and for most of us it was probably the highlight of our careers.

“Wolves were four-times winners of the Cup so it was a huge scalp for us and it catapulted the club into the media spotlight. It’s going to be great to get the team back together again and reminisce about the old days.”

Andy Turner, from The Chorley Group, added: “That victory against Wolves is probably the finest in the club’s history so, to mark the occasion, we thought we’d present Ken with a ‘Chorley Cake’ because he was the man who masterminded it.”

The reunion at Victory Park featured video footage from the ties, exclusive interviews with some of the heroes, and an exhibition of press cuttings.