FC UNITED v Basford Utd. 3pm Saturday, 9th November 2019 (FA TROPHY 2QR)

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Guy Mansfield

FC UNITED v Basford Utd. 3pm Saturday, 9th November 2019 (FA TROPHY 2QR)

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On Saturday 9th November ko 3,00pm, FC United welcome Basford United FC to Broadhurst Park in the Second Round Qualifying Round of the Buildbase FA Challenge Trophy - Admission is pay on the gate £12 Adults, £7 Concessions, £3 u/18s.

Saturday 9th November kick-off 3:00pm
The Buildbase FA Trophy Second Round Qualifying
FC United v Basford United FC
Broadhurst Park
Lightbowne Road, Moston
Manchester, M40 0FJ.

Adults £12
Concessions £7
Under 18’s £3
As this is a cup match you will not be able to use your season tickets.

Programme cost is £2 and teamsheets cost 50p (or a minimum donation). Both are available from inside the ground at the SMRE turnstiles.

Turnstiles open at 1:30pm.
Between 12:00pm and 1:30pm, fans wishing to access the Main Stand function room bar can gain admission via Main Reception.

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 24 hours before kick-off 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 throughout the ground.
Alcoholic drinks are permitted to be consumed in view of the pitch and therefore served in plastic glasses.

The SMRE bar will be open from 1:30pm serving alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages.

The Function room will be open from 12:00pm-6.30pm serving hot food, alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages. Cask Ale is available at the SMRE bar.
Behind the main stand paddock, the Kazbar serves hot food and non alcoholic beverages and will open from 1:00pm- 4:15pm
The Chippy, located in the corner of the North Stand and SMRE terrace serves hot food and non alcoholic beverages.

The Club Shop located at front of the ground to the right of the Main Reception will be open from 1pm-3pm and for 15-20 minutes after the final whistle.
There is no entry to the shop at half-time but there will be a merchandise stall inside the ground throughout the match.

Situated in the far third of the Main Stand function room, the meal will be served at 1:30pm.
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 2 course meal
- Cash bar

The match day dining costs
£39 Adults
£20 Under 12s

Please book match day dining by 5:00pm on Wednesday, by emailing ruth.slater@fc-utd.net or telephone 0161 769 2005
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Re: FC UNITED v Basford Utd. 3pm Saturday, 9th November 2019 (FA TROPHY 2QR)

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FCUM’s best FA Trophy run was 2014-15 when they negotiated 6 rounds before losing 0-1 at National League Torquay United in the Quarter Finals.
The last home tie for the Reds in this competition was the 1-5 defeat at home to Nuneaton Town in December 2016, their heaviest loss in 36 FA Trophy ties.
Basford manager Steve Chettle made 415 League appearances for Nottingham Forest, winning the League Cup in 1989 and 1990.
Basford are the second Nottinghamshire club FCUM have played in the FA Trophy. In November 2008 the Reds won 3-0 at Worksop Town with Kyle Wilson scoring twice.
The visitors are unbeaten in 9 games since losing 1-2 at Matlock Town on September 7th.
Live FCUM match updates at: http://liveteamstats.com/
Ben Hughes

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FC Live returns this afternoon with a FA Trophy Special, as FC United host Basford United at Broadhurst Park.

Here is Statto Paul's Preview

https://audioboom.com/posts/7419518-fc- ... d-united-h

If you cannot make this one in person, tune in on http://www.fc-radio.co.uk from 2.30pm
Ben Hughes

Re: FC UNITED v Basford Utd. 3pm Saturday, 9th November 2019 (FA TROPHY 2QR)

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Last night we caught up with FC United Manager Neil Reynolds ahead of this afternoon's match with Basford United.

https://audioboom.com/posts/7419563-pre ... d-united-h
Ben Hughes

Re: FC UNITED v Basford Utd. 3pm Saturday, 9th November 2019 (FA TROPHY 2QR)

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At 8pm we will be replaying this afternoon's FC Live commentary, featuring FC United's win over Basford United.

Tune in at http://www.fc-radio.co.uk
Guy Mansfield

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Nick Duckett

Re: FC UNITED v Basford Utd. 3pm Saturday, 9th November 2019 (FA TROPHY 2QR)

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Match report
FC United progress into the Third Round Qualifying of The Buildbase FA Trophy after a pulsating performance gave them a 3-1 victory over Basford United at Broadhurst Park on Saturday afternoon.

All four goals came in the first half as both sides threw caution to the wind in an open and entertaining game of football. Michael Donohue, Paul Ennis, and Tunde Owolabi were on the scoresheet for the Reds whilst Brad Gascoigne scored an equaliser for the visitors.

In what some described as the performance of the season, FC United were worthy winners but credit must go to Basford too. The visitors played their part in a fantastic and fairly contested game, which didn’t produce a single yellow card.

The Nottingham club nearly drew first blood in the opening five minutes but a superb sliding block by Luke Griffiths prevented Liam Hearn’s goalbound effort from going any further. Cameron Belford then made a great save to stop Basford from taking advantage of the loose ball.

Five minutes later, FC United’s captain Michael Potts rattled the underside of the bar at the Lightbowne Road End. It definitely felt like goals were coming. And indeed they did.

On 21 minutes, United broke the deadlock. Ennis played an inch-perfect quarterback-style ball from the left of midfield to Donhue on the right of the penalty area. Donhue’s looping header cleared goalkeeper Kieran Preston and landed nicely in the top corner for 1-0.

The lead was short-lived though, as Gascoigne headed home from a well worked corner on 26 minutes to make it 1-1. However, FC United responded in style.

The Reds were passing the ball around well when Regan Linney played in leftback Adam Dodd, who crossed low and hard into the box. The ball was deflected away but it fell kindly to Ennis and he smashed it home for 2-1.

Five minutes before halftime, FC United rattled the woodwork for a second time when Linney beat two defenders and jinked his way into the box. His solo effort deserved a goal but it would have been something really special, such was the difficulty of the angle.

One player was always going to get his name on the scoresheet and that was Tunde Owolabi. The league’s top scorer bagged his 13th of the season with another fantastic strike to finish off a great passage of possession football from the Reds that eventually saw Owolabi played in on the edge of the box by Donohue.

It was a hugely impressive first half of football and, although no more goals were scored, the second half was just as pleasing because FC United saw out the victory comfortably without any major drama.

The one and only scare came in the dying moments when Bassford hit the post from distance. United will discover their next round opponents when the draw is made on Monday.

Website man of the match: Paul Ennis. Pulled the strings throughout the day and brought the best out of his teammates. Scored one and created another.

Report by Matthew Haley
Nick Duckett

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The view from Basford
Basford United were knocked out of the FA Trophy with a 3-1 defeat away to FC United of Manchester, with all the goals coming in the first half.
Michael Donohue gave the hosts the lead before they were pegged back just minutes later through Brad Gascoigne’s header.

Paul Ennis restored the hosts lead four minutes after the restart and the win was confirmed in the 43rd minute when Tunde Owolabi slotted home.

Basford United named an unchanged line up from the one that won 3-1 away to Atherton Collieries in their last game.

After a cagey opening five minutes Basford came close to opening the scoring. A quick counter saw Callum Chettle burst away down the right before rolling the ball to Liam Hearn who saw his effort blocked. The visitors did well to keep the chance alive and Hearn found Kane Richards. The forward took a touch and forced Cam Belford into a save at his near post.

Up the other end Tunde Owolabi looped a header over the bar before FC United came even closer. A corner was cleared to the edge of the box and captain Mike Potts was there to volley the ball onto the cross bar.

The hosts then saw the majority of the ball and that brought with it the opening goal in the 22nd minute. A chipped ball towards the back post was headed across goal and into the far corner by Donohue. Basford’s response was immediate. A corner from the right was flicked across goal and into the net by Gascoigne to draw Basford level.

The next goal of the game came just four minutes later as the hosts went back in front. A low ball across the box was fired in by Ennis from just inside what was a crowded penalty area.

The hosts continued to control the game and looked dangerous every time they ventured forward and that saw them strike the woodwork for a second time in the game. Donohue beat several Basford players down the right before his effort clipped the bar on its way out of play.

Their pressure did bring a third goal with three minutes left to play. Owolabi was slipped through on goal and his just Kieran Preston to beat he slotted the ball low and into the bottom corner to give his side a two-goal advantage at the break.

The second half started in frantic fashion. A low free kick from the right was directed goal wards only to come back off the post as the hosts looked for a fourth goal. Straight up the other end Hearn’s effort was not held by Belford and fell into the path of Watson but he could not make clean contact under pressure from several defenders.

Basford looked to find a way back into the game and were on the front foot. Chettle hit a cross over everyone’s head and out of play before hitting a first time shot over the bar. It was the hosts who looked the more likely to score when Owolabi got to the by-line and pulled the ball back but no was on the end of it for what would have been a tap in.

Owolabi was then inches away from tapping in a low ball himself before Richards headed over the bar for Basford up the other end. The visitors continued to press and James Carvell twisted and turned away from several players but could not get a shot away.

On the counter FC United looked dangerous and in the 80th minute Owolabi was played through in on goal but his effort was tame and easily held by Preston in the Basford goal.
Owolabi did force the Basford ‘keeper into action minutes later as the hosts had several efforts blocked as they continued to look the more likely to score.

Basford still continued to push and Chettle came close in the 89th minute when his long-range effort beat Belford only to come back off the post.

Even with four minutes of added time there was no way back into the tie as the final whistle saw the conclusion of a game that was over at the break.
Guy Mansfield

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