Chorley manager hails his players for creating club history with a deserved FA Cup win at Peterborough United

Chorley manager Jamie Vermiglio hailed his players for creating club history by reaching the third round of the FA Cup for the first time with a 2-1 win at Peterborough United yesterday (November 28).

By Alan Swann
Saturday, 28th November 2020, 11:42 pm
Chorley players celebrate their FA Cup win at Posh. Photo: David Lowndes.
Chorley players celebrate their FA Cup win at Posh. Photo: David Lowndes.

The non-league side came from a goal down inside two minutes to deservedly win. They also hit the woodwork twice and saw a penalty saved by Posh goalkeeper Christy Pym.

“The team talk was just write your own history,” Vermiglio, who is a primray school headteacher, told the Lancashire Evening Post. “You read about these things, you sit down and watch Match of the Day and see a non-league side win. You see them getting all the media attention, the publicity and you think why can’t that be one of our lads, why can’t it be us? Let’s go and do it.

“They have written their own little piece of history, something that nobody can take away from us.

“When you’re watching the game, you don’t truly get a true reflection of who is on top, but we were absolutely not lucky.

“We had loads of opportunities, we hit the post twice and we put them under a tremendous amount of pressure.

“I think it’s dead important when you’re a non-league side to take it to a Football League side and I think we did take it to them.”

“I would like Liverpool or City or anyone in the top four or five of the Premier League now.”