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Hurst Cross

Ground Address: Surrey Street, Ashton-under-lyne, OL6 8DY

Ground Capacity: 4,500

Has the first team played there before?

Date Competition Opposition H / A Result Attendance
15:00 Sat 11 Aug 2007FriendlyAshton UnitedA1-4W 
15:00 Sat 27 Dec 2008UniBond PremierAshton UnitedA2-1L1,561
15:00 Sat 17 Oct 2009FA TrophyAshton UnitedA1-3W729
15:00 Mon 5 Apr 2010UniBond PremierAshton UnitedA2-2D707
15:00 Mon 30 Aug 2010EvoStik PremierAshton UnitedA1-0L1,069
19:45 Mon 22 Nov 2010Challenge CupAshton UnitedA3-1L332
15:00 Mon 9 Apr 2012EvoStik PremierAshton UnitedA1-0L816
19:45 Wed 31 Oct 2012EvoStik PremierAshton UnitedA1-2W503
19:45 Wed 30 Jan 2013Doodson Sport CupAshton UnitedA1-2W229
15:00 Thu 26 Dec 2013EvoStik PremierAshton UnitedA2-1L1,008
15:00 Sat 3 Jan 2015EvoStik PremierAshton UnitedA0-2W1,067
19:45 Tue 25 Jul 2017FriendlyAshton UnitedA3-4W233
15:00 Sat 19 Jan 2019National League NorthAshton UnitedA1-0L845
15:00 Sat 28 Dec 2019Northern PremierAshton UnitedA2-1W1,502
15:00 Mon 5 Apr 2021Northern PremierAshton UnitedA 

What's the ground like?

The stadium in Greater Manchester is one of the oldest continuously used football grounds in the world, with records back to 1879; thankfully the facilities have been updated since then.

Of the 4,500 capacity at Hurst Cross, there are 250 seats in the Sid Sykes stand, and the rest of the stadium is fully terraced. Facilities include a refreshments kiosk, shop and toilet to the right of the Sid Sykes stand and a social club to the left.

There are two uncovered terraces behind each goal known as the Lees Road End and the Rowley Street End, whilst the Popular Stand has covered terracing for 500 spectators. If games require fans to be segregated, travelling supporters are usually housed in the Lees Road End of the ground and should enter via this turnstile.

Hurst Cross has plenty of character, with its old fashioned toilets and cosy social club, it is also in walking distance from Ashton-Under-Lyne rail station. Being just down the road from FC United, Ashton is worth a trip.

Ground review by FC United fan - Richard Jones.

Getting to the ground by public transport

By Rail:

Nearest Railway Station - Ashton-under-Lyne 1.0 mi (Stalybridge 1.5 mi)

Full train details and fares can be found at The Trainline.

By Tram:

Nearest Tram Stop - Ashton-under-Lyne 1.2 mi

By Bus:

Nearest Bus Station - Ashton-under-Lyne
Bus service to ground via numbers 331, 333 or 393 (regular services) Please check with the local operator for times.

Getting to the ground by car

From Manchester City Centre (Fairfield Street):

Depart on Fairfield Street (B6469). Continue onto Ashton Old Road (A635) for 2.89 miles. Continue onto A635 for 0.81 miles. Turn left onto Lumb Lane (A635) for 0.09 mile. Bear right onto Droylsden Road (A635). Continue onto A635 for 0.01 miles. Bear left onto Manchester Road (A635) for 1.10 miles. Bear right onto Park Parade (A635). At the roundabout, take the second exit onto Park Parade (A635). At the roundabout, take the first exit Park Parade (A635). Bear left onto Cricket’s Lane. Bear left Cricket’s Lane. Turn right onto Penny Meadow (A670). Turn left onto Whiteacre Road (B6194). Turn left onto Queen’s Road (B6194). Turn left onto King’s Road. Turn left onto King’s Road. Turn right onto Rowley Street. Turn right onto Surrey Street.

From the M62:

Important please keep to the lanes stated on the instructions from the M62.

At Junction 20, take the A627M to Oldham - Keep in the Right hand two lanes After two miles, take the slip road on the left signposted Ashton. At the roundabout, take the second left signed Ashton. This is the A627 At the next roundabout, take the third left signed Ashton. (still the A627) Keep to the left hand lane. Take the slip road about 400 yards signed Ashton under Lyne.

At the next roundabout take the second left signed Ashton under Lyne - Keep to the left hand lane. At the roundabout take the third left signed Stalybridge / Park Rd - This is the B6194. Follow your nose for exactly 3.5 miles. You will pass the Welcome pub on your left, around a bend where you will shortly pass The Red House pub on your right. Past St Christophers Church on your left - 100yds on You will see a Monumental Stone Cross about 15ft high on your right - turn right at the traffic lights (crossroads) the Ground is immediately on your right.

From the M1 Motorway:

Leave motorway at Junction 35A and follow signs for Manchester A616. Stay on A616 for 11 miles until you reach a roundabout. Turn left towards Manchester on the A628. Stay on the A628 for 14 miles, passing through the villages of Tintwistle and Hollingworth. When you come to the first set of traffic lights at the Gunn Inn you continue through these lights and up the hill for half mile. Bear right at the A6018 signposted Ashton-Under-Lyne, Stalybridge and Mossley. Stay on this road for 3 miles passing Stalybridge Celtic F.C. on your left. At the fourth set of traffic lights turn right just past the BP Garage. Continue up Ridge Hill Lane for 250 yards where the road bears left and becomes Darnton Road. Continue along this road passing a boating lake and Tameside General Hospital on your right. Continue through the lights signposted Oldham and up the hill for half mile. The second set of lights are the junction of Queens Road and Kings Road. Turn left here and immediately right to the ground.

From the M56 - M60 Motorway: Anti-Clockwise

Heading towards Manchester take the M60 towards Stockport which is the first turn off past the Airport exit. Continue on the M60 towards Stockport. Stay on the M60 until junction 23 and from the slip road turn left, signposted Ashton. You will come to a set of traffic lights (MFI on your left) go straight across this junction onto Lord Sheldon Way , continue till you come to large roundabout - turn left at roundabout to next set of traffic lights go straight ahead past Sainsburys on your left. Go around roundabout towards Ashton Town centre - thru main crossroads ( traffic lights) past Bus station on your right. Follow this road Mossley Rd A670 signposted for Tameside Hospital continue for approx one mile - you will come to a crossroads (New Inn on corner) Turn Left at traffic lights onto Queens Rd - follow this road towards Oldham for half a mile - at second set of lights you will come to large Memorial Cross - turn left then immediate right to the ground.

Good Beer Guide Pubs

Ash Tree
9-11 Wellington Road
Ashton Under Lyne
Mile(s) from ground: 0.9

Dog & Pheasant
528 Oldham Road
Ashton Under Lyne
Mile(s) from ground: 1.1

Reproduced from CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide (GBG) 2013 with permission, these are the GBG pubs closest to the ground. Distance is as per GBG 2013 Android version, using the ground’s post code.