FC United v Mickleover Sports FC Saturday 1st February

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Nick Duckett

FC United v Mickleover Sports FC Saturday 1st February

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On Saturday 1st February 2020 ko 3pm, FC United welcome Mickleover Sports FC to Broadhurst Park in the Northern Premier League - Admission is pay on the gate £12 Adults, £7 Concessions, £3 5-17, Free- under 5’s.

Saturday 1st February kick-off 3pm
The Bet Victor Northern Premier League Premier Division
FC United v Mickleover Sport FC
Broadhurst Park
Lightbowne Road, Moston
Manchester, M40 0FJ.

Adults £12
Concessions £7
Age 5-17 £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.

The function room will remain open for all until 7:00pm, last orders 6:30pm.
The SMRE bar will remain open for all until 4:15pm

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 serving hot food, alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages.

The SMRE bar will be open from 1pm-4.15pm serving hot food, alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages.
Cask Ale is available.
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.

The FREE shuttle bus to the ground, sponsored by Holts which 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.
Paul Hinson
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Re: FC United v Mickleover Sports FC Saturday 1st February

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Since winning the first meeting 2-0 Sports have failed to score in the other 3 fixtures against FCUM.
Cameron Belford will make his 400th career League appearance in his next game.
Veteran striker Lee Hughes played for Worcester City against FCUM at Broadhurst Park in October 2015, scoring after 26 minutes and being sent off after 44 minutes. If 43-year-old Hughes features he will become the oldest player to take part in a competitive FCUM fixture.
FCUM’s League results so far at home against Derbyshire clubs this season were 7-0 against Buxton and 5-2 against Matlock Town.
Live FCUM match updates at: http://liveteamstats.com/
Ben Hughes

Re: FC United v Mickleover Sports FC Saturday 1st February

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Last night, we caught up with FC United Manager Neil Reynolds to hear his thoughts heading into this afternoon's game with Mickleover Sports

https://audioboom.com/posts/7493473-pre ... r-sports-h
Nick Duckett

Re: FC United v Mickleover Sports FC Saturday 1st February

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FC United dropped to fourth but remain six points behind league leader South Shields, after a thrilling 3-3 draw at home to Mickleover Sports on Saturday afternoon.

The Reds had to come from behind three times on the day, but in a game where they were the more pressing of the two teams and even saw a stoppage time effort; that would have sealed the win, just sneak agonisingly wide, Neil Reynolds’ side will feel this may have been a case of two points dropped.

Going forward FC looked positive and confident and had seen two efforts from Charlie Ennis both hit the inside of the post before being cleared off the line by the visiting defence.

The visitors looked dangerous on the counter all afternoon and it was no surprise that they opened the scoring on a counter, as a ball from the back saw the FC United defence freeze; seemingly waiting for the assistant’s flag to be raised, but Patrick Webb kept his cool as he ran through one on one and fired home.

The Reds did level things up just five minutes later. Regan Linney fired a vicious shot towards goal which the ‘keeper managed to push out but only into the path of Morgan Homson-Smith, and the forward; on loan from Southport, marked an impressive debut with a goal.

In the second half the Reds kept pressing for a second, but the visitors looked dangerous on the counter and once again showed they were clinical in front of goal when a ball from the right was slotted away by Stuart Beavon.

Once again it took just over five minutes for the Reds to equalise. This time Tunde got the honours when he picked the ball up just outside the box, driving forward and shifting the ball onto his right he opened up just enough room to fire away a shot, and fire away he did, as he hit an unsavable effort that smashed into the back of the net.

The goal was Tunde’s 28th of the season (in just 33 appearances) and he now needs just one more to move into the top ten goal scorers in the club’s history.

Just seconds later, Tunde was booked for simulation, with the referee seemingly of the belief that the league’s top scorer, fresh off scoring an amazing goal, would sooner go down of his own accord to try and win a penalty, rather than take on another chance from a great angle in the box.

The visitors once again punished FC United on the counter attack, this time Patrick Webb grabbed his second of the game, making it 3-2 to the visitors with just over 20 minutes remaining.

FC United came forward again and once more drew level in the 80th minute. Adam Dodd went on a mazy run beating several visiting defenders on the way through, before laying the ball off to Finlay Sinclair-Smith, who put the ball away and once again put the momentum of the game back in FC United’s favour.

The drama wasn’t finished there though. Deep into stoppage time the ball broke for substitute Kyle Hawley, who fired low towards goal and saw his effort sneak just wide of the right hand post. An effort so close that it must have taken a layer of paint off the post on its way past.

With Lancaster winning at home to Warrington, the Reds dropped down to fourth in the league but FC have played three less games. With the news of Basford losing at a resurgent Gainsborough Trinity and leaders South Shields being held to a draw at Stalybridge Celtic it felt as though the Reds had missed an opportunity to gain some ground on the leaders.

Next up for FC is a home game against Irlam, in the semi-finals of the Frank Hannah Manchester Premier Cup, before a real six pointer next Saturday as we visit second placed Basford.

Website man of the match – Michael Potts. The FC captain had what’s quickly becoming known as a “Potts Game”. Relentless work ethic, coupled with strong tackles in the middle of the park. Leading by example and firing the team up, he was an integral part to every attack during the game.

Report by Craig Phillips
Ben Hughes

Re: FC United v Mickleover Sports FC Saturday 1st February

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This Club is My Club returns with reaction from Saturday's league match with Mickleover Sports, and interviews with Goalkeeper Cameron Belford, new Board Member Dennis Shannon, and new loan signings Morgan Homson-Smith and Matty Elsdon.

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