Town and Chorley meet again to decide FA Cup clash

Chorley v Halifax. Chorley's Kyle Jacobs with Town's Paul Marshall.
Chorley v Halifax. Chorley's Kyle Jacobs with Town's Paul Marshall.

FC Halifax Town host Chorley in their FA Cup replay on Tuesday night (7.45pm kick-off) to decide who will face Bradford City in the first round.

The first game between the two sides on Saturday ended 0-0, bringing to an end Chorley’s run of six consecutive home wins.

Neil Aspin may be tempted to field an unchanged line-up after having the better of the game on Saturday.

Chorley goalkeeper Danijel Nizic made his debut for the club after joining from Burnley last Thursday, although Chorley will be hoping first-choice keeper Sam Ashton recovers from a rib injury.

Striker Darren Stephenson and highly-rated youngster Dale Whitham both missed the goalless draw due to injury and suspension respectively.

Tom Baker also missed the game through injury, but is not expected to feature on his old stomping ground.

If Chorley progress, it will be the first time in 21 years the club will have made it to the first round.

Town got past Nuneaton at this stage of the competition last season, earning them a trip to MK Dons in the first round, where they lost 4-1.

Normal league prices will apply to the game.

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