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MATCH ARRANGEMENTS: FC United v Spennymoor Town

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MATCH ARRANGEMENTS: FC United v Spennymoor Town

On Tuesday 8th August, kick off 7:45pm, FC United welcome Spennymoor Town to Broadhurst Park in the first National League North home match of the 2017/18 season. Admission is pay on the gate: £10 Adults, £6 Concessions and £3 u/18s.

On Tuesday 8th August, kick off 7:45pm, FC United welcome Spennymoor Town to Broadhurst Park in the first National League North home match of the 2017/18 season. Admission is pay on the gate: £10 Adults, £6 Concessions and £3 u/18s.

This will be the first time the two sides have met following Spennymoor’s two promotions in three years from the Northern Premier League Division One to the Premier Division and subsequent promotion to the National League North.

Like FC United, Spennymoor Town FC was born in the summer of 2005. The formation followed the demise of both UniBond Premier Division club Spennymoor United AFC and Northern League Second Division club Evenwood Town FC.

Out of the gloom, people were working hard to get the club back on track and the supporters formed an independent group with the intention of putting a club together as a supporters trust. Evenwood Town, who were also having great difficulties, had ambitions to move to the Brewery Field and both groups submitted their plans to the local council. Following an historic meeting at the Penny Gill in Spennymoor the supporters agreed to stand down and let the Evenwood proposal proceed. The Northern League and FA approved the plan; that Evenwood Town would take the name of Spennymoor Town FC and play at the Brewery Field in Spennymoor United’s colours of Black & White stripes.

In 2005, Spennymoor Town started life in the Northern League Division Two and were promoted to Division One for the 2007/08 season. Despite winning the league in three consecutive seasons (2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12), the club did not apply for promotion as they wanted to be financially stable before they took the next step up. In 2013/14 they eventually gained promotion to the Northern Premier League Division One where they would finish in 5th place but lost to Darlington in the Play-off Semi-Final. The following year they finished 2nd and won the play-offs to gain promotion to the Premier Division. Last season Spennymoor once again finished runners up (to Blyth Spartans) and beat Stourbrdge in the Play-off Final to reach the National League North.

For FC United, there has been much change in personnel over the summer months with lots of new young players joining the club plus the return of two former players Craig Lindfield and Lewis Lacy (now as a centre forward). Apart from Lindfield and Lacy, only Tom Greaves remains from the squad that won us promotion to the National League North in 2015. Greaves is now only 7 goals away from becoming FC United’s highest goalscorer hoping to surpass Rory Patterson’s tally of 99 goals.

In our first two seasons in the National League North we finished in 13th place. This season there will be a further incentive of finishing higher in the league, with the top team securing automatic promotion and six play-off places to compete for.


Tuesday 8th August kick-off 7.45pm
Vanarama National League North
FC United v Spennymoor Town

Broadhurst Park,
Lightbowne Road,
Moston, Manchester M40 0FJ


£10 Adults
£6 Concessions
£3 under 18s


The Match programme is priced at £2.00 and is available to buy from sellers outside and inside the ground.


This match will be unsegregated and all supporters can gain access to the ground via turnstiles 1-6 at the St. Mary’s Road End of the ground or 9-12 at the Lightbowne Road End.

Turnstile 4 at the St. Mary’s Road End is a designated Donation turnstile which allows supporters to donate money in addition to the normal admission price. The DF Turnstile accepts Adults, Concessions, Juniors entering with a Season Ticket, Match Tickets or cash.

Turnstiles will open at approximately 6.45pm. Supporters arriving before the turnstiles open can gain access to the ground via the main entrance in the Main Stand.

***A change to this season’s matchday operations is that all food and drink provision will now be contained within the ground. Therefore fans will not be able to leave and return during the match and at half time. An early exit turnstile will be open, but please note you will not be able to return once you have left the ground.***


For this season, in partnership with our ticketing partner Eventim, Season Tickets will be issued in the form of a plastic card with barcode that will be scanned at the turnstiles.

Unfortunately there has been a slight delay in getting these cards produced in time for the our first two home matches of the season, so physical matchday tickets for the Spennymoor Town and Kidderminster Harriers home matches will be posted out to all Season Ticket Holders at no cost to the club or Season Ticket Holder.

Match Tickets have been posted out 1st Class to all Season Tickets Holders on Friday 4th August.

If your tickets haven’t arrived by Tuesday morning, all you need to do is to come to the community cabin before kick-off with proof of purchase or proof of ID and we’ll sort you out with a match ticket.

Your season ticket card will be posted out immediately after these first two fixtures in time for our third home match of the season against Boston United on Saturday 26th August ko 3pm


New for this season is our Match Day Dining situated at the far 1/3 of the Main Stand function room and is available to all supporters.

FC Match day Dining includes:

- Match admission, seating or terracing
- Complimentary match day programme and team sheets
- Complimentary parking pass (1 for every 4 guests)
- Welcome drink and 3 course meal
- Cash bar
- Pre-match guest appearance from FC manager Karl Marginson or a 1st team player, coach
- Post-match Man of the Match presentation and interview

The meal will be served at 6pm.

£29 Adults
£14.50 U/18s

Please book in advance by calling the FC office on 0161 769 2005 or email ruth.slater@fc-utd.net

(Note: These prices apply for matches in July and August. Normal prices are £39 Adults, £19.50 u/18s)

Click here for more information


Both home and away supporters will have access to all bars and food provision.

The Main Stand Function Room Bar will serve hot food together with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks before and after the match. Alcohol will not be sold in the function room at half time but soft drinks, teas and coffees and food will be available.

Before the turnstiles open, access to the Main Stand Function Room Bar is via the main reception by payment of the match admission price. After the turnstiles open, entry to the function room will be via turnstiles 1-6 or 9-12 and then through the seated area of the main stand.

The SMRE Bar situated under the St. Mary’s Road End terrace will serve draught beer and bottles before the match and at half-time. Hot food, tea and coffee will also be served at the far end of the SMRE Bar.

Under the Main Stand Food Bar will serve hot food prepared by our chef and pies from Mettricks and non-alcoholic drinks.

Please note the Main Stand Bar and SMRE Bars are No Smoking Areas. Supporters wishing to smoke at half-time can do so in the designated areas in the corners of the ground.


We are still raising money for the club’s Development Fund as there are parts of the ground we need to complete. The quickest and easiest way is to buy a Pound for the Ground ticket at £1 each at the match with cash prizes on offer.


Over the summer we have converted an area of the Main Office to incorporate a Club Shop. The shop is accessible at the front of the ground to the right of the Main Entrance. As well as the usual hats, scarves and badges, we will also be selling the home and away replica shirts (shorts and socks) and a range of T-shirts and jackets.

The new shop will replace Megastall that was previously situated inside the ground.

Alternatively you can order these from the FC United Online shop


We have free WiFi at Broadhurst Park for all supporters to use. Supplied by local company Pennine Telecom, to access the service just search for FCUM-FreeWiFi, select it and set up a user account.


We advise that all supporters read the travel information and make a note of where traffic marshals will ask you to refrain from parking.

For travel information please see our TRAVEL HUB


This season we will be operating a FREE shuttle bus from the Hare and Hounds Pub at Shudehill in Manchester, stopping at the Railway Pub adjacent to Newton Heath/Moston Metrolink Station before completing the trip to Broadhurst Park.

However for mid-week games (and for the Spennymoor match) the shuttle bus will only run from the Railway Pub at Newton Heath / Moston Metrolink stop, so fans travelling from Manchester are advised to either get the tram (and then shuttle bus) or catch the 181/182 buses which stops outside the ground.

After the match the shuttle buses will only run to the Newton Heath / Moston Metrolink stop, departing from Lightbowne Road. (This will apply for both Saturday and midweek matches)


Supporters travelling from Manchester city centre can use buses 181 or 182 which depart at regular intervals from Stand F on Lever Street. These buses stop right outside the ground at the top end of St. Mary’s Road.

Returning to Manchester the buses run at regular intervals from St. Mary’s Road.

Click here to download the 181/182 bus timetable


The nearest tram stop is Newton Heath and Moston on the Victoria to Rochdale line. It is a 15 or 20 minute walk up to the ground, or you can catch the FREE shuttle bus which departs from the Railway Pub opposite the Metrolink station at regular intervals.


Trains run between Manchester Victoria and Moston Train Station departing at 26 minutes past the hour arriving at Moston at 33 minutes past the hour. The ground is approximately 15 minutes’ walk from Moston Train Station. Trains return to Manchester every hour at 03 minutes past the hour.


From Central Manchester
From central Manchester head out of town on the A62 Oldham Road until the junction with Monsall Road. Turn left and pass Central Park Metrolink on your left and take the next right at the roundabout and follow the road ahead straight across another roundabout which takes you onto Lightbowne Road. Follow the road for around half a mile and you will see Broadhurst Park on your right hand side.

From the M60 – Clockwise
If travelling via the motorway network from the north and west, head for the M60 Manchester ring road. Leave the M60 at junction 20, then turn onto the A664. At the traffic signals turn left onto the A6104. Travel straight on and then at the Greengate roundabout take the 4th exit onto Lightbowne Road, the B6393. Carry straight on for around a half a mile and Broadhurst Park is on your left.

From the M60 - Anti-clockwise
If travelling via the motorway network from the south and east, head for the M60 Manchester ring road. Leave the M60 at junction 22, then straight on to Hollingwood Avenue, the A6104 . Travel straight on and then at the Greengate roundabout take the 1st exit onto Lightbowne Road, the B6393. Carry straight on for around a half a mile and Broadhurst Park is on your left.


We would urge supporters to use the car parks we have available for a charge of £5.00 at the ground and for £3.00 at the nearby St Mathews School, only 3 minutes’ walk of the ground.

We are under a duty to ensure areas such as St Mary’s Road and the north of Nuthurst Road are not used by visitors to Broadhurst Park.

Supporters should be mindful that there is no parking on:

- St Mary’s Road and the streets off St Mary’s Road;

- Nuthurst Road;

- the West side of Moston Lane and the streets off it.

We can always use more volunteers to act as traffic marshals and indeed for a number of matchday functions, so if you can help, send an email to John Davies johndavies@fc-utd.co.uk or telephone the office on 0161 769 2005 and leave a phone number for him to contact you to discuss.

Enjoy the game.

News ID ~ 7532 First Posted ~ 16:46 Fri 4 Aug 2017 Last Updated ~ 17:52 Wed 9 Aug 2017

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