Formed in 1883, the ‘Magpies’ were members of the of the Multipart League (Northern Premier) when they had there best FA Cup result in there history. They had first reached the competition proper in 1899/00 but had never knocked-out a Football League club. The tie against Wolves, was moved from their Victory Park ground to the near by Burnden Park, the home of Bolton Wanderers. Chorley gained a credible draw and traveled to Molineux three days later. Again the match ended in a 1-1 draw and a third game was needed. On the 24 November 1986, Wolves again traveled to Burnden Park and this time, were thrashed thanks to goals from Cooper with a brace and Edwards. Chorley went out in the next round to local rivals Preston North End. There only other win over a League club came at home to Bury in November 1990.
Associated with both clubs
Tony Bond, David, Felgate, Peter Jones, Geoff Lomax, Paul Moss, Jack Nelson, Chris Pearce, Gary Pierce, Richard Twiss, George Waddell.