Chorley 'Soldiers' Show They're Up For Play-Off Battle!

Matt Jansen was full of praise for his Chorley ‘soldiers’ after they confirmed their National League North play-off place with victory at Brackley Town.

The Magpies have now won five of their last seven games and the 2-1 victory at third-place Brackley on Wednesday night secured their top-seven finish.

Chorley were beaten in the play-off final by FC Halifax Town last term and will be hoping to go one better this time around.

Jansen’s side had to be at their best to win in Northamptonshire and the former Blackburn striker was bursting with pride.

He said: “It was a scintillating display. I thought we were brilliant. They scored a penalty against the run of play but we got back into the game which was justly deserved.

“We were relentless in the second half. We all stick together. What a bunch of boys I’ve got. They’re soldiers, they’re men - what a team and what a team spirit.

“Every single player ran themselves into the ground and we got what we deserved. All around, it was a fantastic performance.

“It was our sixth game in 12 days and to put a performance in like that after a three-hour journey - it speaks volumes.

“We’ll go into the play-offs now and hopefully prove to people that we’re good enough to get into the next division.”

Photo by Mark Lee

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