Friday, October 23, 2009

UniBond League preview

Source: Chorley Citizen

9:15am Friday 23rd October 2009

CLITHEROE are still smarting after dominating their UniBond Division One (North) match against Leigh Genesis in midweek, only to go down to two hotly disputed penalties in the dying moments of the game.

But there were some plus points for the Blues with left winger Danny Williams, formerly of FC United, and striker Nathan Taylor ex-Gretna catching the eye.

Manager Peter Smith will hope to build on that for tomorrow’s game at Radcliffe Borough and will have striker Jerrome Matthews in the squad for the last time before a four match ban for a red card kicks in.

Centre-back Ian Flannery has re-signed for the club from Lancaster City, while Danny Toronczak has signed forms as cover but striker Marcus Calvert has gone on loan to Nelson.

After their recent cup excursions, Chorley manager Steve Waywell is now looking forward to his side consolidating their place in the league.

And they made great strides towards that with a midweek win over AFC Fylde in a match that Waywell described as one of the club’s biggest of the season.

“We have had our run in the FA Cup and FA Trophy but it was important we got back towards achieving our major aim this season, which is trying to get into the play-off places. And to do that it was important we did well against Fylde,” he explained.

“It really was important for us to do well and now we want to carry on that good work against Prescot Cables tomorrow.”

Rossendale, sitting next to bottom of the table, welcome Warrington Town at Dark Lane tomorrow hoping to end a run of five games without a league win.

Their latest defeat came in a midweek 2-0 defeat at the hands of Ossett Albion but manager John Hughes will want his side to get the better of a Warrington outfit that lie just six places ahead of them.