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VIDEO: Chorley go absolutely mental in the changing rooms singing Adele after beating Derby

Chorley go absolutely mental once again in the changing rooms after beating a Covid-stricken Derby County in the FA Cup on Saturday.

14 debutants started for the young Rams side with the first team including staff including Wayne Rooney not on the touchline.

A confident performance from the National League North mid-table outfit Chorley saw them produce a 2-0 win and seal a place in the Fourth Round of the competition.

Chorley wrapped up victory six minutes from time when Mike Calveley stretched to divert Elliot Newby’s cross home.

Chorley’s first goalscorer Connor Hall, speaking to BT Sport: “It is an unbelievable feeling. It is fantastic for the club, that will keep them going for a while. So happy.

“We knew they were not going to be a pushover. We started well and got the early goal but we had to keep pushing because 1-0 is a dangerous scoreline but when the second goal went in it was unbelievable.

“I obviously want to draw one of the biggest teams in England – Newcastle. I am a Newcastle fan!”

Pat Nevin, a former Chelsea and Scotland winger, said on BBC Radio 5 Live: “Chorley deserve this! They are a team that play with a lot of physicality but a lot of quality as well. You have got to love them. They never complained about anything they had, they just got the job done and they played a little bit of skilful football at the end. I don’t think most teams would want them in the next round!”

It was a massive game for the hosts – winning against Derby, who were without the team that has seen them 22nd in the Championship table – meant they have now won more FA Cup games this season than in their entire history.


Chorley XI: Urwin, Birch, Leather, Halls, Baines, Shenton, Tomlinson, Calveley, Newby, Hall, Cardwell.

Subs: Miller, Henley, Roberts, Malakai, Putnam, Smith, Marah, Reilly.

Derby XI: Yates, Bardwell, Solomon, Jinkinson, Williams, Aghatise, Bateman, Liam Thompson, Hutchinson, Duncan, Cresswell.

Subs: Ibrahim, Christie, Rutt, Ebosele, Rogers, Seb Thompson, Cybulski, Sykes-Kenworthy.

Chorley boss Jamie Vermiglio, speaking to BT Sport: “Proud moment for us and credit to Derby County. It was always going be difficult but we got a goal and a good time. I think the second relieved the pressure a little bit, so for credit to our boys.

“It was just about having the intensity of our play, we had to counteract just in case they got the second ball. But it’s a monumental day for the football club and it’s great to be a part of it.”

On the how hard the club worked to prepare the ground: “[For the financial rewards] it was so important to get the game on today. The groundsman slept here last night, they put heaters on the pitch just so we could get it on and now we can all enjoy and savour this moment.”

On who the club would like in the fourth round:“Fingers crossed for a big one! That’s the dream, that’s the hope. For now we’re just enjoying the moment.”

The National League North side beat 2013 winners Wigan in the First Round before seeing off League One side Peterborough.

They can now look forward to Monday’s fourth and fifth round draw after overcoming a second-tier side, albeit an one unrecognisable from their usual line-up.

Fans reacted as Chorley go absolutely mental in the changing rooms after beating Derby…

@Liam_watson1995: So many people are missing the bigger picture here. Non league clubs have been starved of revenue since the pandemic began. We don’t recieve tv revenue on a weekly basis no massive hand outs from the government. The money they’ll make from this and the 4th round will go far!

@ryansmith184: What the fa cup is really about love a non league team doing the job! Watched the game Well played and congratulations!

@Frankie_D11: Yes Lads…….. things you love to see!!! Hope you draw one of the giants next round!!! The romance of the FA Cup continues…… well done lads

@BreadyCC: This is what it’s all about.. enjoying the good times!!

@ReissNFFC: The Derby fans crying in the comments, they’ve literally reached the 4th round for the 1st time in their history & have more of a chance of playing a big club than ever. Potentially, biggest game of their careers. If you think it’s about beating Derby then have a word

@JonFry76: Well done keep flying the flag for non league

@KenyonJacob2: We will sing Adele all the way to the final! Get in the boys

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