Tuesday non-league preview: Darwen bidding for last four spot

Tuesday non-league preview: Darwen bidding for last four spot

Garry Flitcroft's Chorley can move further ahead

Kenny Langford's Darwen are on the road

First published in Sport

CHORLEY can extend their lead at the top of the Evo-Stik League Premier Division to five points if they beat struggling Frickley Athletic at Victory Park tonight. (7.45pm).

The Magpies have a two point lead over Skelmersdale United and two games in hand – the first of which is tonight’s visit of a Frickley side who begin the day four points above the drop zone.

Chorley boss Garry Flitcroft will hope to recall striker James Dean after he missed the weekend win at Kings Lynn Town due to illness.

Elsewhere, AFC Darwen on cup duty as they attempt to play a delayed First Division Challenge Cup quarter final tie at Leek CSOB (7.45pm).

The clash has been postponed once already and should the weather intervene again tonight the tie will be switched to Darwen’s Anchor Ground and be played on Wednesday week.

Competition rules state is a cup fixture gets postponed on two occasions the fixture must be reversed.

Kenny Langford’s side will fancy their chances of reaching the last four given that Leek are four points below Darwen in the table. The league meeting between the two finished 0-0 while both sides saw their league games last weekend postponed due to the weather.

The winners of the tie face promotion-chasing Formby Town over a two legged semi-final.

Nelson remain in the competition and host Holker Old Boys in their last eight clash tomorow night.

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