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FC United and Wrexham AFC to contest this year's Supporters Direct Cup



FC United’s friendly with Wrexham AFC on Saturday 1 August 2015 has been given added spice with the announcement that the match will be played for the Supporters Direct Cup.

The SD Cup is an annual fixture held between two Supporter-Owned football clubs to celebrate the role supporters’ play in owning and supporting their own football clubs up and down the country. This year, the 13th year that the cup has been contested, is Wrexham’s second bite of the cherry so to speak after a narrow defeat to Merthyr Town last year.

Last year’s tie was a thriller, Merthyr raced to a 3-0 lead and though Wrexham fought valiantly to bring the final score to 3-2, this time around the side from North Wales will be looking to take home the silverware at the second time of asking.

FC United of course will have other ideas and will be keen to put one over their supporter-owned opponents. Hosting the tie at the newly opened Broadhurst Park in what will be only the second fixture to be held at the ground, Karl Marginson’s side will be keen to get some early silverware for the yet-to-to-be-built trophy cabinet at the new ground.

Following consultation with the police it has been decided that this will be an all-ticket match and segregation will be in place. A reduced ground capacity of 3,500 will be in operation.

Ticket prices are £8 Adults, £5 Concessions and £2 under 18’s.

Home tickets give unreserved ground access to either the standing or seated areas and away supporters will be located in the Lightbowne Road (West Stand) end of the ground and part of the North Stand.

Tickets go on sale from Thursday 9 July 2015 and home supporters can order their tickets online at https://fc-utd-tickets.co.uk by phone on 0161 769 2005 or in person at Broadhurst Park. Home supporters can order a maximum of four tickets per person.

Away supporters can only purchase tickets directly from Wrexham FC by calling the club ticket office on 01978 891864.

FC United of Manchester v Wrexham AFC
Saturday 1 August 2015
3pm kick off
Broadhurst Park
310 Lightbowne Road
Moston
Manchester
M40 0FJ

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First Posted ~ 14:48 Mon 6 Jul 2015
News ID ~ 6245
Last Updated ~ 13:54 Mon 13 Jul 2015