IN the end, Premier League opposition proved a bridge too far for Locking Stumps Primary School headteacher Jamie Vermiglio and his Chorley FC side.

Vermiglio oversaw an impressive display from his National League North outfit but they succumbed to a 1-0 defeat to top-flight side Wolverhampton Wanderers at their Victory Park home ground.

It took a stunning goal from Wolves' Portuguese youngster Vitinha to separate the sides, with the midfielder lashing in a swerving effort from 35 yards out to end Chorley's dream run.

They had beaten three Football League outfits – Championship side Derby County and League One duo Peterborough United and Wigan Athletic – to reach this stage and captured the nations hearts.

Warrington Wolves winger Josh Charnley - a Chorley native - was among those impressed by the Magpies' display.

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