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MATCH PREVIEW: FC United v Alfreton Town

MATCH PREVIEW: FC United v Alfreton Town

On Tuesday 14th November kick off 7:45pm, FC United welcome Alfreton Town to Broadhurst Park in the National League North - Admission is pay on the gate: £10 Adults, £6 Concessions and £3 u/18s.



FC United have the opportunity to move up 2 places to 17th in the league with a win against Alfreton Town tonight at Broadhurst Park. If FC win they will go on level points with tonight’s opponents and close the gap on the cluster of teams above them.

Saturday’s 3-1 win against Telford has now seen the Reds winning our last 5 home matches - our last defeat at Broadhurst Park was back in early September against Blyth Spartans.

Saturday’s match also saw FC United field our youngster ever staring XI, with an average age of 22.

Allinson (24), Senior (18), Fagbola (23), Baird (18), Hughes (25), Logan (22), Glynn (20), Jones (18), Kay (28), Greaves (32), Gilchrist (22). - Subs: Palmer (20), McCarthy (22), Irwin (27). Unused Subs: Lindfield (29), Corbett (21)

Tom Walker is available for selection tonight having missed Saturday’s match through illness. Danny Brady was away on Saturday but is available for selection tonight. We are still awaiting international clearance for youngster Jamal Crawford, as he played for Welsh side Llandudno last season. Michael Connor is available but youngster Mike Jones is a doubt having suffered a dead leg on Saturday.

MATCH ARRANGEMENTS

Tuesday 14th November kick-off 7.45pm
Vanarama National League North
FC United v Alfreton Town

Broadhurst Park,
Lightbowne Road,
Moston, Manchester M40 0FJ

ADMISSION PRICES: Pay on the Gate

£10 Adults
£6 Concessions
£3 under 18s

MATCH PROGRAMME

The Match programme is priced at £2.00 and is available to buy from sellers outside and inside the ground.

TURNSTILES

This match will be unsegregated and all supporters can gain access to the ground via turnstiles 1-6 at the St. Mary’s Road End of the ground or 9-12 at the Lightbowne Road End.

Turnstile 4 at the St. Mary’s Road End is a designated Donation turnstile which allows supporters to donate money in addition to the normal admission price. The DF Turnstile accepts Adults, Concessions, Juniors entering with a Season Ticket, Match Tickets or cash.

BALLOT BOXES FOR AGM

The deadline for postal votes for Sunday’s AGM is Tuesday 14th November at 9pm. Ballot Boxes will be situated on the Membership Stall, between the Main Stand and SMRE.

BOARD SURGERY

Board Members Adrian Seddon and Sam Mullock will be available to answer questions from Members on Tuesday at the Board Surgery taking place in the Main Stand Function Room between 6.15pm and 7.15pm

RESERVED SEATING IN THE MAIN STAND

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 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.

MATCH DAY DINING

New for this season is our Match Day Dining situated at the far 1/3 of the Main Stand function room and is available to all supporters.

FC Match Day Dining includes:

- Match admission, seating or terracing
- Complimentary match day programme and team sheets
- Complimentary parking pass (1 for every 4 guests)
- Welcome drink and 3 course meal
- Cash bar
- Post-match Man of the Match presentation and interview

The meal will be served at 6pm.

Prices:
£39 Adults
£19.50 U/18s

Please book in advance by calling the FC office on 0161 769 2005 or email ruth.slater@fc-utd.net

BARS AND FOOD

Both home and away supporters will have access to all bars and food provision.

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 alcoholic 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.

Before the turnstiles open, access to the Main Stand Function Room Bar is via the main reception by payment of the match admission price. After the turnstiles open, entry to the function room will be via turnstiles 1-6 or 9-12 and then through the seated area of the main stand.

The SMRE Bar situated under the St. Mary’s Road End terrace will serve draught beer and bottles before the match, and throughout the match, at half time and after the match. Only drinks served in plastic glasses will be allowed to be taken into the stands.

Under the Main Stand Food Bar will serve hot food prepared by our chef and pies from J W Buckleys and non-alcoholic drinks.

Burger vans will also sell hot food and non-alcoholic drinks.

Please note the Main Stand Bar and SMRE Bars are No Smoking Areas. Supporters wishing to smoke at half-time can do so in the designated areas in the corners of the ground.

POUND FOR THE GROUND TICKETS

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 prizes on offer.

CLUB SHOP

The Club Shop is accessible at the front of the ground to the right of the Main Entrance. As well as the usual hats, scarves and badges, we will also be selling the home and away replica shirts (shorts and socks) and a range of T-shirts and jackets.

Alternatively you can order these from the FC United Online shop
WWW.FCUMSHOP.CO.UK

FREE WIFI

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.

TRAVEL TO BROADHURST PARK

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

Shuttle buses will not run on Tuesday, so fans travelling by public transport are advised to catch the normal buses, Metrolink or Train.

NORMAL BUSES

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.
Click here to download the 181/182 bus timetable

METROLINK

The nearest tram stop is Newton Heath and Moston on the Victoria to Rochdale line. It is a 15 or 20 minute walk up to the ground, or you can catch the FREE shuttle bus which departs from the Railway Pub opposite the Metrolink station.

TRAINS

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 03 minutes past the hour.

BY CAR

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.

CAR PARKING

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 Mathews 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 John Davies 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.


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First Posted ~ 15:35 Mon 13 Nov 2017
News ID ~ 7673
Last Updated ~ 21:59 Tue 14 Nov 2017