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Underdogs Ashton Athletic overcame Chorley on penalties

Congratulations to Hallmark Security Premier Division side Ashton Athletic, who are through to the Partners Foundation Challenge Trophy final after beating Chorley of the Conference North 5-4 on penalties following a 1-1 draw.

Before last night, the Magpies had remained unbeaten in the competition since the 2013/14 final, which they lost to AFC Fylde. They then went on to lift the Trophy in 2014/15 and 2015/16.

In contrast, it is the first time in their history that Ashton have reached this stage of the competition. To beat Chorley, who sit three leagues above them, is no mean feat.

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