FCUM v FC Winterthur. 8pm Friday 13th July 2018 (International Friendly)

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Guy Mansfield

FCUM v FC Winterthur. 8pm Friday 13th July 2018 (International Friendly)

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FC United vs. Winterthur: Match Preview

This weekend sees football return to Broadhurst Park for the first time this summer.

We welcome FC Winterthur to Moston for an international friendly.

FCUM have so far played two friendlies against Winterthur out in Switzerland and we are very excited to finally return the favour.

Dubbed, “The True Spirit of Football”, this is the third encounter with our Swiss friends and one, which will hopefully live up to the billing.

It’s been an exciting few weeks for the club with new signings and the away trip - and win - at Salzburg in Austria. Tom Greaves now looks to avenge last years narrow 4-2 away defeat at the Stadion Schützenwiese.

The visitors endured a rather difficult 17/18 season last year as they finished in 9th position, just one place above the relegation spot, in the Challenge League.

Despite this, they come into Friday’s game in fine form after three consecutive pre-season victories.

All in all, it is finely poised for yet another engrossing international friendly at Broadhurst Park and one not to be missed.

Over the course of the weekend, there will be other events taking place at Broadhurst Park to coincide with the weekend of the World Cup Final, including friendlies for both the First Team and Women’s Team, and the return of the FC United Beer Festival, which is fast becoming a seasonal club tradition.

Season Tickets and Memberships for the new season will also be available prior to kick-off at the office and membership stall.

Game Information:

Kick off 8pm

Ticket prices for the game are as follows: -

Adults - £12
Concessions - £7
Under 18s - £3

Broadhurst Park
310 Lightbowne Road
M40 0FJ

Guy Mansfield

Re: FCUM v FC Winterthur. 8pm Friday 13th July 2018 (International Friendly)

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FC Winterthur Match Arrangements

On Friday 13th July, FC United welcome FC Winterthur to Broadhurst Park in the long awaited return pre season friendly kick off 8.00 pm. Having played twice against them in Switzerland, we can at long last reciprocate their wonderful hospitality.

Pre season has so far gone very well for the club with wins chalked up against Irlam FC, SV Austria Salzburg and Shelley CFC with 10 goals scored. However, this will be the sternest task yet for Tommy Greaves’ new look squad, as our two previous matches against FC Winterthur have ended in defeat.

The magnitude of the task facing FC this Friday is highlighted in the fact that our visitors beat West Ham United in Switzerland last weekend! This match will be a truer reflection of where this new squad are at with the season proper just 3 weeks away.

All supporters can gain admission upon cash payment at the turnstiles.

£12 Adults,
£7 Concessions
£3 u/18s.

Turnstiles will open at 6.30pm


This match is the first of a double header this coming weekend, (the women’s team play on Sunday) that will revolve around our second annual FC United Beer Festival.

Entrance to the Beer Festival is included in the match admission price.

We’ve teamed up with some superb local breweries including: Higsons, Morley Brewery, Ossett Brewery, Rat Brewery, Cross Bay Brewery, Bootleg Brewery, Brewhouse and of course our own Joseph Holt.

The festival commences at 1.00 pm on Friday, and admission is by payment of the match admission price at the main reception office window up to 5.00 pm and thereafter until turnstiles open from the match day reception desk in the main entrance.


The Match programme is priced at £1.50 and is available to buy from sellers outside and inside the ground.


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 Thursday 12th July on 0161 769 2005. A maximum of 4 seats can be reserved per person. Those who have reserved seating need to collect a voucher from the FC United office accessible through the main reception on the day of the match. These vouchers will only be available until the kick off time of the match.


There will be three bars at Broadhurst Park for this match.

The club has been granted a licence to serve alcohol throughout the match and fans will now be allowed to drink alcohol on the terraces from plastic glasses. As a result all drinks will now be served in plastic glasses.

The Main Stand Function Room Bar will serve hot food together with a selection of the Beer Festival guest beers and non-alcoholic drinks before, during and after the match. We ask that fans purchasing alcohol in the Main Stand Bar during the game do not congregate at the back of the Main Stand, but instead find a position in the seats or terraces.

Entry to the function room will be via the turnstiles and then through the seated area of the Main Stand.

The SMRE Bar situated under the large St. Mary’s Road End terrace is closed for refurbishment.

Our Cask Ale Bar situated under the Main Stand, behind the Paddock, will sell a selection of the Beer Festival guest ales.

Opposite the Cask Ale Bar the Kazbar will serve hot food prepared by our chef, pies and non-alcoholic drinks.

In view of the pitch we have a Bar between the Main Stand and SMRE which will also be serving draught bitter and lager

We also have a Bar situated in the North Stand between the North Stand and the SMRE

Please note the Main Stand Bar is a No Smoking Area. 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 prize of £250 on offer.


The Club Shop is accessible at the front of the ground to the right of the Main Entrance. Some new items are always being added to the merchandise range so why not pop in and see what is in stock.

The shop will be open before the game and for 15 minutes after the final whistle.

Alternatively you can order merchandise from the FC United Online shop click here


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
click here



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


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 54 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 Hollinwood 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.


St. Matthew’s car park will not be open for this match.

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 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.

Ben Hughes

Re: FCUM v FC Winterthur. 8pm Friday 13th July 2018 (International Friendly)

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Tune in later from 7.45pm for full coverage of FC United v FC Winterthur in an international friendly at Broadhurst Park.

Tune in online through our new website http://www.fc-radio.co.uk or in analogue form via North Manchester 106.6FM in & around North Manchester
Guy Mansfield

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FT: FCUM 1 FC Winterthur 1
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