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Grounds | Stalybridge Celtic

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Bower Fold

Ground Address: Mottram Road, Stalybridge, SK15 2RT View Map

Ground Capacity: 6,500

Has the first team played there before?

Date Competition Opposition H / A Result Attendance
Sat 30 Jul 2005 Friendly Stalybridge Celtic A 2-0L 0
Wed 9 Aug 2006 Friendly Abbey Hey A 1-2W 0
Sat 4 Nov 2006 NWCFL Div 1 Maine Road A 1-2W 3181
Wed 1 Aug 2012 Friendly Blackburn Rovers H 1-2L 721
Tue 13 Oct 2009 FA Cup Stalybridge Celtic A 0-1W 1923
Sat 31 Jul 2010 Friendly Stalybridge Celtic A 0-0D 645
Wed 6 Oct 2010 EvoStik Premier Ossett Town H 4-1W 1333
Sun 5 Sep 2010 EvoStik Premier Matlock Town H 1-5L 1801
Sat 18 Sep 2010 EvoStik Premier Stocksbridge Park Steels H 1-4L 1793
Wed 16 Feb 2011 EvoStik Premier Chasetown H 4-2W 1445
Wed 13 Apr 2011 EvoStik Premier Frickley Athletic H 4-1W 1731
Wed 20 Apr 2011 EvoStik Premier Marine H 2-1W 1848
Sat 6 Aug 2011 Friendly Stalybridge Celtic A 2-2D 571
Wed 17 Aug 2011 EvoStik Premier North Ferriby Utd H 6-3W 1532
Sat 8 Oct 2011 EvoStik Premier Marine H 1-1D 1704
Sat 31 Mar 2012 EvoStik Premier Mickleover Sports H 4-0W 1730
Wed 29 Feb 2012 EvoStik Premier Matlock Town H 2-1W 1458
Sun 2 Sep 2012 EvoStik Premier Hednesford Town H 1-1D 1702
Tue 19 Mar 2013 EvoStik Premier Buxton H 1-2L 1501
Sun 3 Mar 2013 EvoStik Premier North Ferriby Utd H 1-1D 2465
Sat 10 Aug 2013 Friendly Stalybridge Celtic A 1-2W 503
Wed 24 Jul 2013 Friendly Bolton Wanderers H 1-1D 524
Sat 5 Oct 2013 EvoStik Premier Marine H 1-0W 1528
Tue 15 Apr 2014 EvoStik Premier Grantham Town H 3-0W 1732
Wed 4 Dec 2013 Doodson Sport Cup Ashton United H 2-0W 282
Tue 15 Jul 2014 Friendly Stalybridge Celtic A 1-1D 459
Sat 23 Aug 2014 EvoStik Premier Belper Town H 2-2D 1849
Tue 28 Oct 2014 EvoStik Premier Blyth Spartans H 0-0D 1739
Tue 19 Aug 2014 EvoStik Premier Buxton H 1-1D 1914
Tue 18 Nov 2014 EvoStik Premier Frickley Athletic H 3-2W 1634
Sat 20 Sep 2014 EvoStik Premier Grantham Town H 3-1W 1985
Tue 9 Sep 2014 EvoStik Premier Matlock Town H 0-0D 1844
Sun 18 Jan 2015 EvoStik Premier Nantwich Town H 2-1W 1934
Sat 30 Aug 2014 EvoStik Premier Ramsbottom H 3-1W 1917
Sat 25 Oct 2014 EvoStik Premier Rushall Olympic H 1-0W 1928
Tue 14 Oct 2014 EvoStik Premier Skelmersdale United H 1-2L 1843
Sat 18 Apr 2015 EvoStik Premier Stamford AFC H 3-1W 2899
Sat 4 Oct 2014 EvoStik Premier Whitby Town H 2-0W 1971
Sat 8 Nov 2014 EvoStik Premier Witton Albion H 4-0W 1988
Sun 14 Sep 2014 FA Cup Prescot Cables H 4-1W 1001
Sat 27 Sep 2014 FA Cup Lancaster City H 0-1L 1033
Sun 2 Nov 2014 FA Trophy Padiham H 2-0W 624
Sat 15 Nov 2014 FA Trophy Buxton H 2-0W 1002
Wed 3 Dec 2014 FA Trophy Barwell FC H 3-2W 503
Sat 13 Dec 2014 FA Trophy Harrogate Town H 4-0W 907
Sat 19 Sep 2015 National League North Stalybridge Celtic A 1-0L 1775
Sat 12 Nov 2016 National League North Stalybridge Celtic A 2-4W 1466
Tue 18 Jul 2017 Friendly Stalybridge Celtic A 1-0L 0
Sat 5 Oct 2019 Northern Premier Stalybridge Celtic A 3-2W 1188
TBA Northern Premier Stalybridge Celtic A 0
Sat 25 Sep 2021 Northern Premier Stalybridge Celtic A 2-5L 1022

Getting to the ground by public transport

By Train: Stalybridge train station is on the main Trans-Pennine line between Manchester and Leeds/York. Either go from Leeds station, or from Piccadilly Station in Manchester. The trains to Stalybridge are regular from these two stations. Once in Stalybridge station exit by the front entrance. By Bus: Straight across the road is a bus-stop, or a little further down the road on the right, is one of the bus-stations. From either place, take the 217, 236 or 237 buses; all three of which go past Bower Fold. The bus-journey will be about ten to fifteen minutes. The bus-stop is directly opposite Bower Fold. For the return journey, there is a bus-stop on the same side as Bower Fold, take any of the previously mentioned buses, this time going to the Station. Walking - 30 minutes On leaving the station, turn right and walk under the railway bridge. You will pass a series of pubs and wine bars, a newsagents, a couple of curry houses and kebab shops before reaching the White House inn opposite the bus station. Continue along this road (Market Street) with the Cosmo Bingo on your left. As you reach Melbourne Street, with the Halifax on your right, and an off-licence on the left, turn right onto Melbourne Street, and cross the bridge into the town centre. Go right to the end of Melbourne Street, marveling at the new canal as you cross over it. Turn left at the top by the Society Rooms (a Weatherspoons) onto Grosvner Street. By the Stop and Rest, turn right, and cross Acres Lane at the Pelican Crossing to the Pineapple. Turn left and stroll along Acres Lane to the traffic lights at the end. At the traffic lights, turn right onto Mottram Road. Walk up Mottram road for 10 minutes, and Bower Fold is on the right.

Getting to the ground by car

M6 Northbound - 30 minutes from leaving the M6. Leave the M6 at junction 19 (Northwich). At the roundabout at the end of the slip road turn right (exit 3 of 4) to join the A556 towards Altrincham. Stay on the A556 for 5 miles to a roundabout with the M56. Turn right at the roundabout (exit 3 of 4) onto the M56. Stay on the M56 for 6 1/2 miles to junction 3 (M60 signposted Sheffield, M67) Stay on the M60 for 7 miles to junction 24 (M67, Denton) At the roundabout turn right (exit 4 of 5) to join the M67. Stay on the M67 to the very end, Junction 4. At the roundabout turn left (exit 1 of 4) onto the A57 (Hyde Road). After 1/2 a mile you will reach a set of traffic lights (signposted Stalybridge). Turn left onto B6174 (Stalybridge Road). Almost immediately, there is a mini roundabout. Turn left (exit 1 of 5) onto Roe Cross Road (A6018). Follow this road for 1 3/4 miles passing the Roe Cross Inn on the right and through the cutting (the road is now called Mottram Road). When you pass the Dog and Partridge on the right, you will be almost there. Bower Fold is on the left opposite a sharp right turn next to the Hare and Hounds pub. M6 Southbound - 25 minutes from leaving the M6. Leave the M6 at junction 20A (North Wales, Runcorn) Join the M56 towards Stockport. Stay on the M56 for 11 miles to junction 3 (M60 signposted Sheffield, M67) Stay on the M60 for 7 miles to junction 24 (M67, Denton) At the roundabout turn right (exit 4 of 5) to join the M67. Stay on the M67 to the very end, Junction 4. At the roundabout turn left (exit 1 of 4) onto the A57 (Hyde Road). After 1/2 a mile you will reach a set of traffic lights (signposted Stalybridge). Turn left onto B6174 (Stalybridge Road). Almost immediately, there is a mini roundabout. Turn left (exit 1 of 5) onto Roe Cross Road (A6018). Follow this road for 1 3/4 miles passing the Roe Cross Inn on the right and through the cutting (the road is now called Mottram Road) When you pass the Dog and Partridge on the right, you will be almost there. Bower Fold is on the left opposite a sharp right turn next to the Hare and Hounds pub. M1 - 40 minutes from leaving the M1. Leave M1 at junction 35a (Manchester) At the roundabout at the end of the slip road, join the A616 towards Manchester After 1 mile you will reach a roundabout with the A616. Go straight across on the roundabout (exit 3 of 5) to join the A616. After 9 miles you will reach the Flouch Roundabout with the A628. Turn left on the roundaout (exit 1 of 4) to join the A628 (Woodhead Road). After 13 1/2 miles you will reach a set of traffic lights (signposted left to Glossop) go straight across. After these lights move into the right hand lane. At the next set of lights, turn right onto Back Moor (signposted Stalybridge). After a few hundred yards, you will reach a mini roundabout. Bear right (exit 2 of 5) onto Roe Cross Road (A6018). Follow this road for 1 3/4 miles passing the Roe Cross Inn on the right and through the cutting (the road is now called Mottram Road) When you pass the Dog and Partridge on the right, you will be almost there. Bower Fold is on the left opposite a sharp right turn next to the Hare and Hounds pub. M62 - 20 minutes from leaving the M62. Leave the M62 at Junction 18 to join the M60. The M60 junction has its own lane. Join the M60 heading South towards Oldham, Ashton and Stockport. Stay on the M60 for 8 miles to junction 24 (M67, Denton) At the roundabout at the end of the slip road, turn left (exit 2 of 5) to join the M67. Stay on the M67 to the very end, Junction 4. At the roundabout turn left (exit 1 of 4) onto the A57 (Hyde Road). After 1/2 a mile you will reach a set of traffic lights (signposted Stalybridge). Turn left onto B6174 (Stalybridge Road). Almost immediately, there is a mini roundabout. Turn left (exit 1 of 5) onto Roe Cross Road (A6018). Follow this road for 1 3/4 miles passing the Roe Cross Inn on the right and through the cutting (the road is now called Mottram Road) When you pass the Dog and Partridge on the right, you will be almost there. Bower Fold is on the left opposite a sharp right turn next to the Hare and Hounds pub. M60 - 10 minutes from leaving the M60. Leave the M60 at junction 24 (M67, Denton) At the roundabout join the M67. Stay on the M67 to the very end, Junction 4. At the roundabout turn left (exit 1 of 4) onto the A57 (Hyde Road). After 1/2 a mile you will reach a set of traffic lights (signposted Stalybridge). Turn left onto B6174 (Stalybridge Road). Almost immediately, there is a mini roundabout. Turn left (exit 1 of 5) onto Roe Cross Road (A6018). Follow this road for 1 3/4 miles passing the Roe Cross Inn on the right and through the cutting (the road is now called Mottram Road) When you pass the Dog and Partridge on the right, you will be almost there. Bower Fold is on the left opposite a sharp right turn next to the Hare and Hounds pub. If the car park is full (it usually is), parking can be found on the streets on the right of Mottram Road. Parking: If the car park is full parking can be found on the streets on the right of Mottram Road. Please be mindful of local residents and do not park across driveways or block access to residential areas.

Good Beer Guide Pubs

Old Hunter's Tavern 51-53 Acres Lane, Stalybridge SK15 2JR 0161 303 9477 0.6 miles from ground Stalybridge Labour Club Acres Lane, Stalybridge SK15 2JR 0161 338 4796 0.7 miles from ground Stalybridge Buffet Bar Stalybridge Railway Station, Rassbottom Street, Stalybridge SK15 1RF 0161 303 0007 1.2 miles from ground Pub details from CAMRA's Good Beer Guide (GBG) 2012 with permission, these are the GBG pubs closest to the ground. Distance is as per GBG 2012 Android version, using the ground's post code.