FC UNITED v Chorley. Boxing Day 26/12/18

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Nick Duckett

FC UNITED v Chorley. Boxing Day 26/12/18

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On Boxing Day FC United welcome top of the table Chorley to Broadhurst Park, in the National League North kick off 3pm.

Due to the close proximity of this fixture and the Spennymoor match this arrangements article has been compiled before the Leamington match has taken place.

Admission is by payment at the turnstiles which open at 1.30 pm.


FC United fans only should enter the ground via turnstiles 4-6 at the St.Mary’s Road end.

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

Admission prices are as follows

£12 Adults,
£7 Concessions
£ 3 under


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 Monday 24th December 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.


There will be three bars open.


The Function room will be open before, during and after the match until 7.00 ONLY for the sale of hot food, alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.

The SMRE bar will be open for food, alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks before and during the match.

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

The chip cabin will also be open.

Food will be on sale in the away end for this match.


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: There is no entry to the shop at half-time, however there maybe a Merchandise stall inside the ground between the corner of the SMRE and Main stand with a few items for sale during the game.

Inside the shop you will find the Home, Away & Third kits, Winter jackets and Hats plus much more! All the items above are also available online from our club shop website or you can order by phone on 0161 769 2005 during office hours.

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


FC United’s annual Big Coat Day will take place at the Chester game on 5th January.

There will be a collection of warm clothing at both this and the upcoming Spennymoor game to go towards what has now become an event that helps define what this club is all about.

We are looking to collect both male and female clothes and all we ask is they are in good condition and are suitable for the circumstances. These vital contributions will help us make up packs to also include toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, food and soft drinks.

• Warm clothing (Big Coats, jumpers, fleeces etc.)
• Sturdy shoes / trainers
• Gloves, Hats, Scarfs, Belts
• Hiking gear (waterproofs, base layer, etc)
• Rucksacks, Backpacks, Sleeping Bags
• NEW* Underwear, Socks, Thermals
*We cannot accept used underwear & socks


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 click here


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: 2.20pm – Railway Pub adjacent to Newton Heath/Moston Metrolink
Arrives: 2.25pm 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 and departing from St. Mary’s Road after the match.


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.

Enjoy the game.
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Re: FC UNITED v Chorley. Boxing Day 26/12/18

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This is the 21st fixture between the clubs with FCUM ahead 9-5 on wins. There have been 11 Red cards in 19 meetings, 6 to FCUM.
Jake Cottrell made 182 appearances and scored 9 goals for FCUM between 2009-13 and has exceeded 250 games for the Magpies.
Midfielder James Hooper scored 2 goals in 13 appearances for FCUM between 2016 and 2017.
Defender Stephen Jordan made 53 Premier League appearances for Manchester City between 2003-07
Chorley pipped FCUM by 1 point to win the 2013-14 Northern Premier League Premier Division title.
FCUM have won 5 of 8 Boxing Day fixtures with 2 draws and 1 defeat.
Live FCUM match updates at: http://liveteamstats.com/
Ben Hughes

Re: FC UNITED v Chorley. Boxing Day 26/12/18

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FC Live returns this afternoon with coverage of FC United v Chorley in The National League North.

Here is Statto Paul's Preview....

https://audioboom.com/posts/7126873-fc- ... -chorley-h

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

Re: FC UNITED v Chorley. Boxing Day 26/12/18

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Guy Mansfield

Re: FC UNITED v Chorley. Boxing Day 26/12/18

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Guy Mansfield

Re: FC UNITED v Chorley. Boxing Day 26/12/18

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FCUM Match Report:

'FC United beaten by Chorley on Boxing Day.

FC United slipped back into the relegation zone of the Vanarama National League North after being convincingly beaten 4-1 by second placed Chorley in front of 2,366 supporters at Broadhurst Park on Boxing Day.

The Magpies were a bigger, stronger, more organised side and ultimately, their second half dominance deserved the three points.

The Reds had spells in control but overall their possession and intricate passing style of play didn’t convert into goals. At the other end, they were picked apart far too easily by their much more clinical opponents.

However, despite the scoreline, the Reds will wonder what might have been after Kurt Willoughby had a goal, that would have made it 2-1 to FC United, controversially disallowed on the stroke of halftime.

With Chorley riding high in the league all the season, FC United started the day hoping, rather than expecting, that they could get a result from the first of three festive fixtures.

The challenge became even more difficult just seven minutes in when Lloyd Allinson had another moment to forget. The Reds goalkeeper spilled a routine catch from a hopeful cross to the feet of Chorley’s Josh Wilson, who squared for Marcus Carver to break the deadlock.

Fortunately, United were back on level terms after 15 minutes courtesy of centre-backs Stephen O’Halloran and Chris Lynch combining. O’Halloran put in an inviting cross to the back post and Lynch slid in to bundle the ball over the line at the second attempt.

The Reds were in the ascendancy but without really working Magpies goalkeeper Tony McMillan. However, they felt aggrieved moments before half-time when Willoughby volleyed the ball into the bottom corner in front of the St Mary’s Road End. The referee felt there was a foul by Chris Sharp in the build up and blew his whistle just as the England C striker let fly.

Into the second half and Chorley looked like a different team - one the Reds couldn’t cope with. Two quick goals from Josh Wilson in the 61st and 65th minute killed off the game.

The first came from a corner where he rose completely unchallenged at the near post to head home past a static Allinson. FC United’s knack of conceding from set-pieces and crosses continues unabated.

Four minutes later, Allinson did well to save Matt Challoner’s powerful, deflected piledriver from 30 yards but he parried the ball straight into the path of Wilson, who fired home first time for 3-1.

The Reds piled forward in a bid to get back into the game. They produced some good, patience build up play but lacked ideas in the final third.

Almost inevitably, Chorley hit them on the break. Wilson split the sparse FC United defence with a beautifully executed throughball, which Carver finished with aplomb to make it 4-1.

Substitute Tom Peers almost got one back for FC United but his close-range header was tipped round the post before Allinson denied Wilson a hat-trick at the death with a fine point-blank save.

Website man of the match: Michael Potts. The FC United captain led by example again and was continually trying to drive the Reds forward in a good first half display.'

Report by Matthew Haley
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