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Watch: the wonder-goal that took Chorley FC to the Conference North play-off final

Chorley FC are on their way to the Conference North play-off final after this sensational overhead kick in the fifth minute of injury time kept them alive in their semi-final against Boston United.

Adam Roscoe delivered the moment of sheer genius to equalise before Chorley were able to win the game on penalties.

And a family promotion double could be on the cards - the Chorley manager is Garry Flitcroft, the brother of newly-promoted Bury manager David Flitcroft.


Man injured in Rochdale collision last April dies in hospital

A man injured in a road traffic collision in Rochdale in April has died.

61-year-old Amarjit Singh from Bradford was stood at a bus stop on Todmorden Road in Littlebrough when a Honda Jazz mounted the pavement and collided with him at around 2.10pm on Tuesday 21 April.

He was taken to hospital and treated for serious injuries but died on Friday.

Police Constable Phil Turley from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit said:

'This is a tragic incident in which a man has now sadly lost his life.'

'We are offering all the support that we can to his family in these difficult times and we are conducting a full investigation to establish the exact circumstances leading up to this collision.'

'I would particularly like to appeal for two witnesses who were at the scene in a black Range Rover or Discovery, to get in touch with us.'

Anyone with information is asked to contact police in the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4742.

Man stabbed in Manchester pub

Stabbing at Gorton pub

Police have launched an investigation after a stabbing at a pub in Manchester. Officers were called to Gorton Lane in Gorton after getting a number of emergency calls reporting a large fight believed to be between rival families. A number of people were injured and one 31 year old man was stabbed. He is in a stable condition in hospital.

Wigan steps back in time to World War One

Wigan will step back in time to life in World War One this bank holiday. The Heritage Day at Trencherfield Mill, will host a number of events including military drill sessions and wartime cooking.

The event will also mark the start of a project by artist Julie Dodd to create a commemorative sculpture featuring 8,000 handmade Doves of Peace, representing the number of soldiers from Wigan and Leigh who lost their lives in the war. People will be able to see the sculpture taking shape over the next four years, leading up to 2018 which marks the centenary of the end of the conflict.

"We hope families will come down to this year's Heritage Day as it promises to be a fascinating and fun day out for all ages.

"As part of the council's commitment under the community covenant Wigan Council has set aside £250,000 for World War One projects.

"This will ensure that all generations remember the sacrifices made by our armed forces and their families.

– Linda Fisher, Wigan Council


Preston blow promotion chance and must now settle for the play-offs

Dejected Preston players. Credit: Paul Harding/PA Wire/Press Association Images
Preston manager Simon Grayson. Credit: Paul Harding/PA Wire/Press Association Images
Colchester celebrate their survival. Credit: Paul Harding/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Preston will face Chesterfield in the League One play-offs after missing out on automatic promotion. They required a victory away at Colchester in their final game of the season to secure a place in the Championship, but lost 1-0, a result which was enough for the hosts to avoid relegation. North End will travel to Chesterfield on Thursday night for the first leg of their semi-final.

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