FC United v Warrington Town FC Saturday 29th Feb

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Nick Duckett

FC United v Warrington Town FC Saturday 29th Feb

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Saturday 29th February ko 3pm, FC United welcome Warrington Town FC to Broadhurst Park in the Northern Premier League - Admission is pay on the gate £12 Adults, £7 Concessions, £3 5-17’s, Free Under 5’s.

Saturday kick-off 3pm
Northern Premier League Premier Division
FC United v Warrington FC
Broadhurst Park
Lightbowne Road, Moston
Manchester, M40 0FJ.

Adults £12
Concessions £7
5-17’s £3
Under 5’s free

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

Turnstiles open at 1pm.
Between 12 noon and 1pm, fans wishing to access the Main Stand function room bar can gain admission via Main Reception on production of your season/match ticket or by cash payment of the match admission price.

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 Main Function room will be open from 12pm-4.00pm serving hot food, alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages.

The SMRE bar will be open from 1pm-6.30pm serving hot food, alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages. Cask Ale is available. A live music set will be on from 1:30 – 2:55 with further details available from the club web-site.
The Kazbar serves hot food and non alcoholic beverages and will open from 1.30pm to 5pm.
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.

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 click here

The FREE shuttle bus will make 3 journeys from Manchester and 4 journeys from the Railway Pub (adjacent to Newton Heath & Moston Metrolink stop), to Broadhurst Park. The bus will also pick supporters up at the Fairway Inn on Broadway.

Departs: 12.00pm – Crowne Plaza Hotel at Shudehill
Pick up: 12.20pm – Railway Pub adjacent to Newton Heath/Moston Metrolink
Arrives: 12.25pm at Broadhurst Park
Pick up: 12.30pm - Fairway Inn, Broadway
Arrives: 12.35pm at Broadhurst Park

Departs: 1.00pm – Crowne Plaza Hotel at Shudehill
Pick up: 1.20pm – Railway Pub adjacent to Newton Heath/Moston Metrolink
Arrives: 1.25pm at Broadhurst Park
Pick up: 1.30pm - Fairway Inn, Broadway
Arrives: 1.35pm at Broadhurst Park

Departs: 2.00pm – Crowne Plaza Hotel at Shudehill
Pick up: 2.20pm – Railway Pub adjacent to Newton Heath/Moston Metrolink
Arrives: 2.25pm at Broadhurst Park
Pick up: 2.30pm - Fairway Inn, Broadway
Arrives: 2.35pm at Broadhurst Park

Departs: 2.45pm – Railway Pub adjacent to Newton Heath/Moston Metrolink
Arrives: 2.50pm at Broadhurst Park

After the match the shuttle bus will make two trips back to The Crowne Plaza in Manchester via Newton Heath / Moston Metrolink stop. The first trip will leave immediately after the match from Lightbowne Road at approximately 4.50pm. The second will leave at approximately 6pm from the club car park.

Supporters can also take the 181/182 First Bus service from Lever Street in Manchester city centre, alighting outside the ground on St. Mary’s Road.

We would urge supporters to use the car parks we have available for a charge of £5 at the ground, and for £3 at the nearby St Matthew’s 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.

Enjoy the game.
Paul Hinson
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Re: FC United v Warrington Town FC Saturday 29th Feb

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Warrington Town were unbeaten in their first 7 Away League games winning 4 and drawing 3 before losing 0-4 at Morpeth Town on December 21st.
The Yellows won on their first visit to Broadhurst Park, 2-1 in the FA Cup in September.
Warrington are the draw specialists of the division along with Buxton with 11 draws.
Striker Jordan Buckley scored 3 goals in 18 appearances for FCUM in 2019-20 including a goal on debut against the Yellows.
Midfielder Adam Carden scored 4 goals in 91 appearances for FCUM between 2007 and 2009.
Full back David Raven made 3 appearances for Liverpool in the 2004-05 season.
Live FCUM match updates at: http://liveteamstats.com/
Ben Hughes

Re: FC United v Warrington Town FC Saturday 29th Feb

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FC Live returns this afternoon with coverage of FC United against Warrington Town in the NPL Premier Division.

Here is Statto Paul's Preview
https://audioboom.com/posts/7518339-fc- ... ton-town-h

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

Re: FC United v Warrington Town FC Saturday 29th Feb

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Last night, we caught up with FC United Manager Neil Reynolds ahead of this afternoon's league game with Warrington.

https://audioboom.com/posts/7518381-pre ... ton-town-h
Ben Hughes

Re: FC United v Warrington Town FC Saturday 29th Feb

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At 8.30pm this evening, we'll be replaying this afternoon's FC Live between FC United and Warrington Town.

Tune in at http://www.fc-radio.co.uk
Ben Hughes

Re: FC United v Warrington Town FC Saturday 29th Feb

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OUT NOW: This Club is My Club

The podcast dedicated to FC United of Manchester returns this week, with reaction and interviews from Saturday's eight goal thriller between FC United and Warrington Town.

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

Re: FC United v Warrington Town FC Saturday 29th Feb

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Curtis Jones scored a 96th minute equaliser to clinch a sensational 4-4 draw at home to Warrington Town on Saturday afternoon after FC United had thrown away a 2-0 lead.

An end-to-end encounter saw the Reds go 2-0 up through Morgan Homson-Smith and Tunde Owolabi after 39 minutes but the visitors quickly hit back. Former FC United striker Jordan Buckley scored twice in five minutes on his return to Broadhurst Park to make it all square at the break.

Town went into the lead for the first time less than 10 minutes into the second half through Jack Mackreth. Paul Ennis’ penalty then made it 3-3 after 63 minutes but seven minutes later Warrington were ahead again as captain Mark Roberts bagged the fourth.

With time running out, FC United won a free-kick 35 yards out. A good ball out to the right was crossed in by captain Michael Potts to the far post where Jones headed home a priceless equaliser to send the majority of the 2,088 supporters in attendance wild.

Having gone 2-0 up with just six minutes left in the first half, FC United wouldn’t have expected to need a last gasp goal to get anything from the contest. But with the score being 4-3 to the visitors as the five added minutes elapsed Jones’ goal gave the Reds an unlikely point.

Homson-Smith opened the scoring for the Reds after just eight minutes when a free-kick from the right hand side of the box took a deflection on the way through, wrong footing Warrington ‘keeper Bobby Jones to fly into the unguarded side of the net.

Both teams had good opportunities to get the second goal of the game but it was Owolabi who did. The league’s toper scorer netted his first goal in six games, converting a rebound from an Ennis shot. At this point, it was looking like another three points for the Reds.

However, two goals in five minutes levelled things up for the visitors. The first coming from a low ball from the left across the six-yard box and Buckley got a touch on it at the far post to make it 2-1. Moments later, Buckley got the equaliser with a ‘freak’ goal, as a lofted cross from the left got caught by the wind, catching Belford off guard and swung towards goal, dropping into the top corner of the goal, to give us an unexpected 2-2 scoreline at the break.

Town soon went into a 3-2 lead but FC kept coming forward looking for a way back into the game. Just after the hour mark, a late challenge on Adam Dodd gave FC United the perfect opportunity from the spot. Ennis coolly fired the ball home to make things all square again and to finely set the match up for the last 30 minutes.

The visitors had the lead once more less than 10 minutes later, as Belford could only paw a strike on goal into the path of Roberts, who put it away and gave Town the lead for the second time.

The match stats show that FC United had almost 70% possession on the day and it would be interesting to see what the possession was in the last 20 minutes, with the home team seemingly having the ball at every opportunity, throwing everything they could into getting back into this game. Owolabi went close a couple of times and Potts forced goalkeeper Bobby Jones into a great, finger-tip save to keep the visitors ahead.

Town adopted a few ‘game management’ tactics to run down the clock and that coupled with all six substitutes gave us five minutes of added time (or Fergie time, depending on which club’s Twitter feed you follow) to make something happen. Could they score? They always score. And so it proved as FC United once again showed they never know when they are beaten, this time with a 96th minute equaliser.

For the neutral, or any fan looking back with retrospect, the game was a magnificent example of football and was a fantastic match-up of two teams chasing down play-off spots in the final third of the season, and either team could have made an argument for a better result on the day.

FC United now have a week to recover before they travel to Mickleover Sports next Saturday, looking to keep the pressure on the leaders South Shield, who extended their lead over us to six points on Saturday afternoon.

Website reporter’s man of the match: Michael Potts. Gave everything in the middle of the park and almost grabbed the equaliser himself late on. He provided the cross for the equaliser and as captain was the first to give some ’constructive criticism’ to others after any mistakes or poor choices.

Report by Craig Phillips
Nick Duckett

Re: FC United v Warrington Town FC Saturday 29th Feb

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There was an eight-goal thriller between FC United of Manchester and Warrington Town in the BetVictor Northern Premier Division, with a last minute equaliser.
The hosts took a 2-0 lead inside forty minutes thanks to goals from Morgan Homson-Smith and the league’s top scorer in Tunde Owolabi, before former FC United player Jordan Buckley scored a brace to level the scores before the half-time break.

The visitors then stunned the Broadhurst Park crowd, with 2,088 in attendance, as Jack Mackreth picked out the top corner from 20 yards for 3-2.

Mitch Duggan then conceded a penalty, and Paul Ennis kept his cool for 3-3 just beyond the hour mark.

There was more drama, as Warrington skipper Mark Roberts was first to react to a rebound from a Bohan Dixon free-kick for 4-3. And five minutes of extra time saw FC United get their equaliser through Curtis Jones with virtually the last kick of the game.

“One thing for sure, it’s a rollercoaster ride,” said FC United manager Neil Reynolds.

“There’s ups and downs. Blood pressures are up and blood pressures are down. Heart rates up and down.

“You can’t fault them. They just keep going. After conceding the two goals after being 2-0 up and then doing down 3-2 and then 4-3, they’re just getting better and better. They deserve it.”
Ben Hughes

Re: FC United v Warrington Town FC Saturday 29th Feb

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OUT NOW: The FC Live Replay from last week.

Featuring the four all draw between FC United and Warrington Town

https://fcumradio.podbean.com/e/fc-live ... uary-2020/
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