FC United vs Darlington. 3pm Saturday, 13th October 2018

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Guy Mansfield

FC United vs Darlington. 3pm Saturday, 13th October 2018

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FC UNITED -v- DARLINGTON FC - Match Arrangements


On Saturday 13th October, FC United return to National League North action against Darlington FC at Broadhurst Park, kick off 3pm.

On safety advice, this match is segregated.

Admission is by payment at the turnstiles.

Before the turnstiles open, admission for FC United fans only can be gained via main reception on production of your match day or season ticket or by cash payment of the match admission price.

Please note if you are going to the Course You Can Malcolm gig in the SMRE, please use the early entry turnstile at the St. Mary’s Road end.

Admission prices are as follows:

£12 Adults,
£7 Concessions
£ 3 under 18s.

Turnstiles officially open at 1.30 pm, and FC United fans should enter the ground through turnstiles 4-6 at the St Mary’s Road End only.


Supporters will be able to reserve seats in one block of the Main Stand on a first come first served basis, by calling the FC United office on Friday 12th October on 0161 769 2005. A maximum of 4 seats can be reserved per person. Those who have reserved seating need to collect a wristband from the FC United office accessible through the main reception on the day of the match. These wristbands will only be available until the kick off time of the match.


Match Day Dining is available for this fixture.

It is situated at the far third of the Main Stand function room and is available to home supporters.

The meal will be served at 1.00 pm

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
- Post-match Man of the Match presentation and interview

The match day dining costs

£ 49 Adults
£ 20 Under 16s

To book your match day dining email ruth.slater@fc-utd.net or telephone 0161 769 2005 during normal office hours.


Alcohol will NOT be served in the away end.

We will be reverting to our usual match day bars and food operation for this match.

There will be four bars open.

The Function room will be open before, during and after the match for the sale of hot food, alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.

The SMRE bar will be open before and during the match and will once again play host to Course You Can Malcolm. A full range of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks plus food will be on offer.

The Cask Ale bar behind the main stand paddock will again be open for real ale and the Dry Bar opposite for food and non alcoholic beverages.

The pitch side bar between the Main Stand paddock and the SMRE will also be open for the usual selection of draught ales, lagers and cider

HM Pasties will be providing refreshments in the away end.


The Club Shop is accessible at the front of the ground to the right of the Main Reception. It will be open before the game and for 15-20 minutes after the final whistle. Please note: Entry to the shop at half-time is NOT possible.

Inside you will find the new Home & Away kits on sale and more new items from Errea. These include Training T-Shirt’s, Polo shirts and Shorts. With the winter months soon upon us we will have new items released all through Octobers home matches. (Please see this weeks relevant web story for details on these other items) The first items to be released will be the new Errea 1/4 zip tops at this match. These will be available from the club shop or online from our club shop website.

To see what else there is in the FC Merchandise range and to order items online go to the FC United Online shop click here


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


The FREE shuttle bus will make 3 journeys from Manchester and 4 journeys from the Railway Pub (adjacent to Newton Heath & Moston Metrolink stop), to Broadhurst Park. The bus will also pick supporters up at the Fairway Inn on Broadway.

Departs: 12.00pm – Crowne Plaza Hotel at Shudehill
Pick up: 12.20pm – Railway Pub adjacent to Newton Heath/Moston Metrolink
Arrives: 12.25pm at Broadhurst Park
Pick up: 12.30pm - Fairway Inn, Broadway
Arrives: 12.35pm at Broadhurst Park

Departs: 1.00pm – Crowne Plaza Hotel at Shudehill
Pick up: 1.20pm – Railway Pub adjacent to Newton Heath/Moston Metrolink
Arrives: 1.25pm at Broadhurst Park
Pick up: 1.30pm - Fairway Inn, Broadway
Arrives: 1.35pm at Broadhurst Park

Departs: 2.00pm – Crowne Plaza Hotel at Shudehill
Pick up: 2.10pm – Railway Pub adjacent to Newton Heath/Moston Metrolink
Arrives: 2.15pm at Broadhurst Park
Pick up: 2.30pm - Fairway Inn, Broadway
Arrives: 2.35pm at Broadhurst Park

Departs: 2.45pm – Railway Pub adjacent to Newton Heath/Moston Metrolink
Arrives: 2.50pm at Broadhurst Park

After the match the shuttle bus will make two trips back to The Crowne Plaza in Manchester via Newton Heath / Moston Metrolink stop. The first trip will leave immediately after the match from Lightbowne Road at 4.50pm. The second will leave at approximately 6pm from the club car park.

Supporters can also take the 181/182 First Bus service from Lever Street in Manchester city centre, alighting outside the ground on St. Mary’s Road.


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 Matthew’s School, only 3 minutes’ walk from 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; including Teddington Road, Merridale Road, Worthington Street and Tymm Street.

- 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 volunteers@fc-utd.co.uk or telephone the office on 0161 769 2005 and leave a contact number.

CYCM 13/10/18: The Darlington Buds of Malcs:


Enjoy the game.
Paul Hinson
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Re: FC United vs Darlington. 3pm Saturday, 13th October 2018

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Darlington 1883 were formed in June 2012 after the original club ceased to exist after 129 years of history. They played in the Football League between 1921 and 1989 and 1990-2010.
Defender Liam Hughes played for Cambridge United against Manchester United in an FA Cup tie ending 0-0 in January 2015.
Midfielder Joe Wheatley scored on his Darlington debut in a 3-0 win in September 2017
Striker Reece Styche is an international for Gibralter and may play against Armenia today.
The Quakers have won all 4 meetings with FCUM, one of 11 clubs with 100% records against the Reds, though 8 were one-off fixtures. In 2018-19 so far FCUM have scored every 140 minutes and conceded every 49 minutes.
The current sequence of 6 Home League games without a win is the worst run for FCUM.
Live FCUM match updates at: http://liveteamstats.com/
Guy Mansfield

Re: FC United vs Darlington. 3pm Saturday, 13th October 2018

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League highlights:

http://www.thenationalleague.org.uk/mat ... /1-3614405

Conveniently missed off the 2nd sending off.

2nd yellow for first sending off was justified.
Guy Mansfield

Re: FC United vs Darlington. 3pm Saturday, 13th October 2018

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Full highlights courtesy of Darlington FC:


Includes all cards & GK incident.
Was it even a foul? If it was. Was it a yellow card?
Sharon Moore
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Re: FC United vs Darlington. 3pm Saturday, 13th October 2018

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Based on current ludicrous over protection of goalkeepers, sadly yes and yes.
Guy Mansfield

Re: FC United vs Darlington. 3pm Saturday, 13th October 2018

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PFTG Numbers:

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