Newbarns Primary School PE coach Elliot Newby is looking forward to facing Premier League opposition in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Newby plays for Chorley FC in the National League North and has played a pivotal role in their fairytale cup run this season.

The winger played the full 90 minutes as Jamie Vermiglio’s side recorded a famous 2-0 win over Derby County in the third round last Saturday.

Reacting to the win, Newby said: “The game went to plan really.

“Obviously, we were playing against a team that was not the first team, so we knew that we could have certain ways of getting in and getting the result that we wanted.”

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Due to a Covid-19 outbreak among Derby's first-team squad, the Championship side were forced to field youth players with an average age of 19.

Chorley’s second goal, scored by Mike Calveley, was courtesy of a Newby assist, who crossed a diagonal ball into the penalty area which was finished by Calveley.

Prior to the game, Newbarns Primary School’s official Twitter page had wished their PE coach good luck.

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Following the win, the headteacher and members of staff at the school were quick to congratulate a delighted Newby.

Last night saw Chorley in the fourth and fifth-round draws of the FA Cup.

Newby’s side were drawn against Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers, as Nuno Espirito Santo’s men will be visiting Chorley’s Victory Park later this month.

“At this stage of the competition, getting a Premier League team is what you want really,” Newby said.

“We will obviously be outsiders, but the fact that we're at home will give us a slight advantage.”

If Newby and Chorley defeat Wolves, a potential home tie against 14-time winners Arsenal could await in the fifth round.