Former Scarborough FC ace Vermiglio's FA Cup dream continues against Wayne Rooney's Derby

Former Scarborough FC ace Jamie Vermiglio has seen his Chorley side earn a plum FA Cup third round tie at home to Championship strugglers Derby County.

By Andy Bloomfield
Tuesday, 1st December 2020, 10:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 1st December 2020, 10:47 am
Jamie Vermiglio in action for Scarborough FC against Hyde in February 2007.
Jamie Vermiglio in action for Scarborough FC against Hyde in February 2007.

National League North side Chorley's reward for their shock victory over League One promotion hopefuls Peterborough United at the weekend is a mouth-watering home tie against Derby, who are currently managed by former England and Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, at Victory Park.

"They are a good Championship side and coming up against Wayne Rooney as well," said Vermiglio.

"Derby are bottom of the Championship, and they may not fancy coming to our place - we've got a chance."

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Vermiglio joined Boro from Chorley in July 2006 and played 40 matches, 34 in the Conference North, four in the FA Cup and two in the FA Trophy.

He scored five goals from midfield in Scarborough FC’s final season before the club was wound up, and played in the club’s last ever game, the 1-0 win at Hucknall Town on April 28 2007.

Chorley have enjoyed an epic run in the competition so far, beating Gateshead and York City in two qualifying rounds before dumping out 2013 cup winners Wigan Athletic 3-2 in the first round.

If that was good, Vermiglio's men arguably eclipsed that in the following round with a dominant display away at Posh.

Despite going behind early, the National League North side came back to win 2-1. It is the first time in the club's history that they have reached this stage of the competition.