CHORLEY FC’s FA Cup run has more than a hint of Northwich Victoria about it.

The non-league Magpies, playing away from home, have knocked League One clubs Wigan Athletic and Peterborough United out of successive rounds under manager Jamie Vermiglio and his assistant Andy Preece, seen above celebrating Saturday’s success in Cambridgeshire.

It means Chorley will be playing in the third round for the first time.

Ironically, Vermiglio was a non-playing member of Preece’s Vics squad when the National North side, as they were then, toppled League One outfit Charlton 1-0 in the first round in 2009.

So they were no strangers to toppling higher-level opposition even before this season's heroics.

And Vermiglio's Chorley FC will fancy themselves a shot at another giant-killing in the third round.

The Warrington primary school head teacher's National League North side have drawn Wayne Rooney's Derby County at home.

Derby, four levels above Chorley, are currently bottom of the Championship.

FA Cup third-round ties are scheduled for January 8-11.