Leamington FC v FC UNITED. Saturday 22nd December 2018

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Nick Duckett

Leamington FC v FC UNITED. Saturday 22nd December 2018

Post by Nick Duckett » Thu 20 Dec, 2018 1:56 pm

Harbury Lane
Leamington Spa
Warwickshire
CV33 9QB

For those coming to the Phillips 66 Community Stadium for the first time, please note that although there is parking for approximately 450 vehicles, there is NO alternative ‘on street parking’, as we are located on a busy country road with no pavements and surrounded by farmland.
We ask all supporters attending the game to either arrive early a little bit earlier or give themselves additional time to utilise the bus services. PRIORITY will be given to departure of the bus services and supporters coaches at the conclusion of the match.

Match Day Bus Service from Leamington town and rail
The double decker match day bus service will operate as per the below schedule. Please spread the word to fellow fans.
Leamington Rail Station 13:50 14:20
Windmill Inn, Tachbrook Road 13:54 14:24
Heathcote Inn , Tachbrook Road 13:57 14:27
Phillips 66 Community Stadium 14:05 14:35
The double-decker bus will depart shortly after the conclusion of the match with a further journey departing the stadium at 17:25hrs. The cost is £2 return cash fare, payable on the outward journey to the stadium.

MATCH ARRANGEMENTS
The match will NOT be segregated. Entry to the stadium for all supporters will be via the main turnstiles located at the clubhouse end of ground from 1.00pm onwards. Entry will be upon cash payment only. Please note we do not have a card facility.
Pitch-side catering units and bar facilities are available within the stadium. ALCOHOL will only be served in plastic containers.
Access for all supporters with a disability will be via entrance next to main turnstiles at the clubhouse end of the ground.
Clubhouse Bar Will Be Open To All Fans. BT Sport available.
RAIL TRAVEL
FC United of Manchester Fans – Train services from Leamington to Manchester depart Leamington at 17:14 hrs and 17:47 hrs. Please note that the Match Day Bus Service departing the ground immediately after the game may not enable you to catch the 17:14 service. (Maximum 15 min journey time from stadium to rail station).

Adults £12
Concessions £8
Students (with ID) £6
Under 18 £3,
Children Under 12 FREE.

The match programme costs £2.50

Access for all supporters with a disability will be via the entrance next to the main turnstiles at the clubhouse end of the ground. Pitch-side catering units and bar facilities will be available at both ends of the ground. ALCOHOL will only be served in plastic containers.

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS
FC will be running an official supporters coach which will depart Chorlton Street Bus Station at 9.15 am.

The cost will be £20 for adults and £10 for juniors (under 16 years of age).

To book call Tom Stott on 0161 769 2005 or email travel@fc-utd.co.uk or tomstott@fc-utd.co.uk

Peter John Wharton
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Re: Leamington FC v FC UNITED. Saturday 22nd December 2018

Post by Peter John Wharton » Fri 21 Dec, 2018 6:16 am

Official Coach cancelled, but we have space on the Stockport Branch coach £18 Adults £9 Under 18.
Picking Up;
9.30am Chorlton Street
9.50am Broadhurst Park
10.15 am Go Outdoors, Cheadle
10.30am Marriott Hotel, Manchester Airport
Ring me on 0773 304 0008 to book

Ben Hughes

Re: Leamington FC v FC UNITED. Saturday 22nd December 2018

Post by Ben Hughes » Fri 21 Dec, 2018 5:33 pm

OUT NOW: Swampy's Red Rebel Radio is back!

With a form of fixture preview for tomorrow's match at Leamington

https://fcumradio.podbean.com/e/swampys ... mber-2018/

Paul Hinson
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Re: Leamington FC v FC UNITED. Saturday 22nd December 2018

Post by Paul Hinson » Fri 21 Dec, 2018 8:26 pm

Leamington date back to 1891 and earned their nickname ‘The Brakes’ in 1937 when they became a works team for the Lockheed brake manufacturing company. Between 1988 and 2000 the club was in abeyance.
Leamington have won all 3 previous meetings.
Mohamud Ali of Curzon Ashton became the first player to be sent off against FCUM in 2018-19 in the 25th fixture for the Reds.
After 20 League games FCUM have 20 points, 3 points fewer at this stage in 2016-17 and 2017-18.
In the month of December FCUM have lost 9 of 44 League fixtures with 23 won and 12 drawn.
Live FCUM match updates at: http://liveteamstats.com/

Ben Hughes

Re: Leamington FC v FC UNITED. Saturday 22nd December 2018

Post by Ben Hughes » Sat 22 Dec, 2018 11:40 am

FC LIVE PREVIEW:

This afternoon Leamington host FC United in The National League North.

Here is Statto Paul's Preview

https://audioboom.com/posts/7125225-fc- ... amington-a

Tune in from 2.30pm on http://www.fc-radio.co.uk if you cannot make this one in person.

Ben Hughes

Re: Leamington FC v FC UNITED. Saturday 22nd December 2018

Post by Ben Hughes » Sat 22 Dec, 2018 12:45 pm

PRE MATCH INTERVIEW:

On the way to Leamington this morning, we caught up with FC United Manager Neil Reynolds.

https://audioboom.com/posts/7125238-pre ... amington-a

Ben Hughes

Re: Leamington FC v FC UNITED. Saturday 22nd December 2018

Post by Ben Hughes » Mon 24 Dec, 2018 12:15 pm

OUT NOW: This week's This Club is My Club.

With reaction and interviews from FC United's trip to Leamington on Saturday.

https://fcumradio.podbean.com/e/this-cl ... mber-2018/


Guy Mansfield
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Re: Leamington FC v FC UNITED. Saturday 22nd December 2018

Post by Guy Mansfield » Thu 27 Dec, 2018 5:22 pm

FCUM Match Report:

'FC United fight back to draw at Leamington.

FC United picked up a hard fought point on the road with a 2-2 draw with Leamington FC in a typical game of two halves.

The home side took the initiative with a corner inside 30 seconds but Jack Edwards headed wide. They did take the lead on 3 minutes when another corner caused confusion in the FC defence. Lloyd Allinson was challenged for the ball, in his view unfairly, but Mr McNamara in his first game back since his recent bizarre suspension, saw noting wrong with the challenge. The ball dropped and was scrambled in by Colby Bishop.

From that point, FC took hold of the game, Josh Wallen saw a goal bound shot blocked on 7 minutes and on 19, Kurt Willoughby had a free kick deflected just wide.
Just after the half hour, FC were deservedly level when a Mike Donohue corner was headed home by Josh Wallen. On 37 mins, FC should have taken the lead when a Joel Senior cross found Chris Sharp unmarked but he headed straight at Tony Breeden. Four minutes later, The Brakes forged a similar chance when Callum Gittings did well on the left and crossed to Bishop who was totally unmarked in the FC box. He made no mistake from close range to give the home side the lead again.

It looked as if FC would go into the break behind but deep into injury time, a crisp, good passing move involving a number of players, saw the ball with Willoughby about 30 yards from goal. He flicked the ball round his marker and fired towards the net, the ball went through the keepers grasp and nestled in the bottom corner of the net.

On 50 minutes, a FC free kick was chipped into the box where Chris Lynch glanced it goal wards but straight at Breeden. From that point it was the home side that made most of the running and created the bulk of the chances. Bishop had the best chances, lobbing the ball over the bar from the edge of the box and going through but being forced wide and the chance filled out. Just after the hour, FC did have the ball in the net, Willoughby bundling the ball home, but the flag had long since been raised for an offside.

On 78 minutes, Bishop again had a great chance when a cross from the right found him in the 6 year box but he somehow managed to scoop the ball over the bar. Three minutes later, Ahmed Obeng, so often a thorn in FCs side when he played with Rushall, was played in but somehow managed to take a clean swipe and miss the ball totally. With four minutes left on the clock, Obeng was played in but he lacked composure and fired the ball wide.

Overall, the draw was a fair result, with FC being the ascendency in the first half, Leamington in the second. Neil Reynolds will be looking towards the busy festive period looking to pick up the points in order to climb the table.'


'Man of the Match- Kurt Willoughby- An all action display, he never stopped running and working and capped his performance with a great goal.'

Report by Steven Wood

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