Sat 17
First Team
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League
Chorley

Match preview

By Grace Scott

Maidenhead will again target a first home win of the new campaign as winless Chorley travel to York Road.

Despite a 100% winning record on the road the hosts have struggled in their opening two home matches.

The visitors are looking to redeem themselves after they fell to a 6-1 home defeat on Tuesday night against Solihull Moors.

RECENT FORM
Maidenhead only managed to pick up one point from their opening two home matches. Chesterfield claimed a point in a 1-1 draw, whilst Hartlepool earned a win at York Road. So, to end that record this afternoon will be the target.

However, they were able to continue their impressive away form with a 2-0 win at newly promoted Torquay United in midweek. Josh Kelly gave the away side the lead just after the half-hour mark. The Northern-Irish youngster was able to convert a rebound high into the net after Ryan Upward’s strike was saved by goalkeeper Shaun McDonald. The Magpies doubled their lead and secured the win with a Shamir Fenelon effort in second-half stoppage time. Alan Massey broke away on the counter-attack, and sent the striker through on goal. He rounded McDonald and put the ball into the empty net to clinch all three points.

With today’s game now in mind, manager Alan Devonshire will be hoping that the squad can apply the same level of performance that they’ve shown on the road in home matches.

THE OPPOSITION
Chorley have made a mediocre start to life back in the National League, with three points from their opening four games.
The club earned a chance to win promotion to the fifth tier of English football for the first time in 29 years after finishing second in the National League North in 2018-19.

They played Spennymoor Town in the play-off final, and were able to win 5-4 on penalties after a draw in normal time.
Whilst the Magpies had remained unbeaten on their return in the opening three matches, they could only clinch three consecutive draws.
The first two were both goalless, with a home match against Bromley and an away trip to Fylde.

Manager Jamie Vermiglio was almost able to guide his team to a first league win at Sutton United, but a two-goal lead was chalked off with a late comeback from the U’s. The visitors were able to race into an early comfortable lead, as Courtney Meppen-Walter and Chris Holroyd both found the net. However, 2 / 3 late goals from Aaron Jarvis and Robert Milsom ensured that the Magpies’ wait for a first league win would continue.
They ended their unbeaten streak with a 6-1 home defeat against Solihull Moors on Tuesday. Nathan Blisset scored a hat-trick, whilst Paul McCallum added a brace and Danny Wright added a late sixth. At 3-0, Alex Newby gave Chorley hope. But they ultimately fell to defeat.

Despite sitting currently in 21st in the National League table, the Sutton match proved that the club are able to turn around their recent form.

Other information
Ticket prices for the match are as follows:
Adults- £15
Concessions- £10
Under 16- £5.

An official match programme can also be purchased at the ground for £3.

Head down to York Road this afternoon as Maidenhead look to round off a good week with a first home win of the campaign.

Other Vanarama National League fixtures

AFC Fylde
1
-
4
Woking
Aldershot Town
1
-
1
FC Halifax Town
Barnet
2
-
2
Chesterfield
Boreham Wood
0
-
1
Sutton United
Dagenham & Redbridge
4
-
2
Harrogate Town
Dover Athletic
1
-
2
Torquay United
Hartlepool United
2
-
3
Bromley
Solihull Moors
2
-
1
Ebbsfleet United
Stockport County
2
-
0
Eastleigh
Barrow
1
-
0
Yeovil Town

Latest results

Maidenhead United
Chorley
W
L
D
W
L
D
D
D

Match details

Match date

Sat 17, Aug 2019

Kickoff

15:00

Attendance

1,172

Competition

Vanarama National League

League position

5
Maidenhead United
23
Chorley