FC United vs Bamber Bridge Saturday 22nd Feb

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Nick Duckett

FC United vs Bamber Bridge Saturday 22nd Feb

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Northern Premier League Premier Division
Bamber Bridge FC v FC United
Tom Finney Stadium
Brownedge Road
Bamber Bridge

Adults - £10.00
Concessions - £7.00
Under 16’s - £2.00 ( proof of age may be required)
Under 11’s Free when accompanied by a paying adult

Stadium Facilities
The ground will be open at 12 noon with live football in clubhouse
There will be no segregation for the match and it will be cash on the turnstiles.

Refreshments will be available from the excellent Mays place where a variety of pies, chips, beverages, sweets and other delicacies will be on sale. There will also be a catering van which will be selling burgers & hot dogs among other things.
As above the club house will be open for the sale of alcoholic and soft beverages, there will also be the usual pop up bar to minimise waiting time.


By Car
Directions to Ground Sat Nav, PR5 6UX

Exit M6 at Junction 29, A6 [Bamber Bridge By-pass] Pass Sainsbury’s [on your right] follow road to major roundabout with traffic lights, stay in right hand lane bear right and follow road. Over the Railway Bridge, at first roundabout take the third exit Brownedge Road, [East] then take first right, ground is on the left at the bottom of the road.

By Train:
The nearest train station is Bamber Bridge which is a 15 minute walk from the Sir Tom Finney Stadium.
Paul Hinson
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Re: FC United vs Bamber Bridge Saturday 22nd Feb

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Manager Neil Reynolds and players Adam Dodd, Michael Potts, Craig Carney and Regan Linney were all previously at Bamber Bridge.
FCUM failed to score in their two previous visits to Irongate.
Brig manager Jamie Milligan made 3 appearances for FCUM during the 2018-19 season.
Defender Danny Wisdom scored 2 goals in 23 appearances for FCUM in the 2017-18 season.
Striker Rowan Roache made 2 appearances for FCUM in the 2018-19 campaign.
Midfielder Ali Waddecar broke the club appearance record earlier this season and have played over 450 games for Brig.
Bamber Bridge have scored in all 15 Home League games. FCUM have scored in all of their last 16 League fixtures.
Live FCUM match updates at: http://liveteamstats.com/
Ben Hughes

Re: FC United vs Bamber Bridge Saturday 22nd Feb

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FC Live returns this afternoon with coverage of FC United's trip to Bamber Bridge.

Here is Statto Paul's Preview
https://audioboom.com/posts/7511837-fc- ... r-bridge-a

And remember if you cannot make this game in person, then tune in from 2.30pm on http://www.fc-radio.co.uk
Ben Hughes

Re: FC United vs Bamber Bridge Saturday 22nd Feb

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Before kick off, we caught up with FC United Manager Neil Reynolds ahead of this afternoon's match at Bamber Bridge

https://audioboom.com/posts/7511869-pre ... r-bridge-a
Ben Hughes

Re: FC United vs Bamber Bridge Saturday 22nd Feb

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This week's This Club is My Club

With reaction to the weekend matches for FC United and the Women's Team.

https://fcumradio.podbean.com/e/this-cl ... uary-2020/
Nick Duckett

Re: FC United vs Bamber Bridge Saturday 22nd Feb

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FC United’s 14 game unbeaten run in the BetVictor Northern Premier Division ended with a 3-0 drubbing at Bamber Bridge on Saturday afternoon.

The defeat - FC’s first in the league since October and their first away league defeat since the opening weekend of the season - means the Reds dropped off the pace at the top of the table.

It was a far from inspiring performance from the Reds, but the home team were good value for their victory and thoroughly deserved the three points on the day.

The first half wasn’t anywhere near the level that FC have produced over the season so far and the effort levels in the middle of the park were below standards to say the least. The home team just looked fired up and hungry and obviously felt they had a point to prove to a returning Neil Reynolds, showing great desire for each and every ball for the whole of the game.

The home team had the lead after just seven minutes, with the first real attack of the game as they countered quickly down the right and Alistair Waddecar showed great composure putting the ball past Cameron Belford.

Tunde Owolabi had FC’s best chance of the first half as he got a toe to the ball on the edge of the box, lofting the ball over Danny Roccia’s head, and as the ball trickled towards Roccia’s goal Kieran Charnock managed to just clear the ball away.

An uninspiring first half saw Reynolds make two changes at the break, replacing Luke Griffiths and Charlie Ennis with Jack Lenehan and Morgan Homson-Smith. The early part of the second half was a bit better for FC, looking like there was a bit more impetus in each attack.

With just over 20 minutes left, Owolabi had a glorious opportunity as he got away from his man with the ball, beating the defender to work his way into the box, but his effort was straight at Roccia in the Bamber Bridge goal. From the rebound the home defender seemed a bit overly physical in his challenge on Owolabi, but the referee waved away what seemed like a solid appeal for a penalty.

With that FC’s chance of getting back into the game had come and gone. The home team sealed the three points with two more goals before the end of the game. Two minutes after Tunde’s effort Sheldon Green made it 2-0 as a well played passing attack gave him space in the box.

Nathan Shaw sealed the victory with a third for the home team just two minutes from time, completing a great counter attack and giving the home team a well deserved three points on the day.

Reynolds must now look to get the momentum back behind the Reds as they travel to Nantwich on Tuesday evening, with just one league position and two points separating the two promotion hopefuls.

Website man of the match: Adam Dodd. A difficult day on the field, but Dodd looked the likeliest to make something happen for the Reds with his direct runs from the back.

Report by Craig Phillips
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