30th January 2020

The National League’s bottom side Chorley visit Huish Park on Saturday as Town look to return to winning ways.

As part of our new feature, ‘Opposition In Focus,’ we delve into the Magpies season so far.


The bottom-placed team in the National League come to Huish Park on Saturday in poor form, having gained 1 point in their last 5 games. Their most recent of 4 league wins this season came on the 30thNovember against Dagenham and Redbridge.


In their last fixture, Chorley fell to a 0-1 defeat at home to play-off hopefuls Halifax. The only goal that separated the two sides was a header from Cameron King on the hour mark.


Experienced frontman Chris Holroyd has bagged 6 league goals since joining from Wrexham in the summer and is equal with fellow Magpies forward Alex Newby as the club’s top goalscorer in the National League. Newby netted a brace in January against Aldershot.


21-year-old forward Conor Hall joined the Magpies on loan from Bolton last week and made his debut against Halifax as a starter. The former Sheffield United youngster spent half of last season on loan in League One with Accrington Stanley netting two goals in all competitions.


At just 37, Jamie Vermiglio is already somewhat of a Chorley legend. With three spells as a player for the Magpies, he then went into coaching the team before becoming manager at the beginning of the 2018/19 season which would see Chorley win promotion to the National League for the first time since 1991.


With 13, Chorley have the most draws in the National League, but with 4 wins, they have the fewest victories. Chorley have scored 28 goals this season which makes them the lowest goalscorers in the league.


Why not join us on Saturday as we look to #PackThePark? Tickets can be purchased from HERE!