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FA Youth Cup match at Broadhurst Park this Wednesday

FC United’s FA Youth Cup Preliminary Round tie away at Southport on Wednesday 9 September 2015 has been switched to a home tie and will now take place at Broadhurst Park on 9 September with a 7.45pm kick off. Supporters are encouraged to turn up to support the team in what will be their first ever home game in the competition.

The match, which will take place on the main pitch at the ground, has been switched following a request from Southport. They are having floodlight work undertaken on their Haig Avenue ground which won’t be completed in time for them to host the match.

This is only the second time that the youth team has competed in the FA Youth Cup. The competition was won last year by Chelsea after a 5-2 aggregate win over Manchester City.

The match offers a great chance to see the progress of the FC United Youth team and manager Rhodri Giggs is keen for FC supporters to turn up in numbers to support his side. “The FA Youth Cup is the premier cup competition for youth teams and we’re really looking forward to taking part this year, even more so now that our opening match will be played in front of our own supporters on the Broadhurst Park pitch. It’s a great opportunity for the club’s young players and I hope that as many of our supporters as possible get down to the ground on Wednesday night to support the team.”

Southport youth team manager Brian Smith said: "I’d like to thank all supporters who come along and take in this game. I would also like to thank FC United of Manchester for taking the game to Broadhurst Park with Southport’s ground being closed due floodlight work being carried out. I hope that everyone enjoys the game and hope both teams put on a great match."

Admission details for the match are as follows: -

Adults: £5
Concessions £3
Under 18s £1

Admission to the match is by cash payment and you are reminded that season tickets cannot be used for this game. Turnstiles open at 6.30pm.

Get yourself to that football ground this Wednesday.


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First Posted ~ 11:55 Mon 7 Sep 2015
News ID ~ 6361
Last Updated ~ 14:58 Wed 9 Sep 2015