FC United v Bamber Bridge. 3pm Sat Sep 28

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Nick Duckett
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FC United v Bamber Bridge. 3pm Sat Sep 28

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Saturday 28th September kick-off 3pm
The Bet Victor Northern Premier League Premier Division
FC United v Bamber Bridge
Broadhurst Park
Lightbowne Road, Moston
Manchester, M40 0FJ.

Adults £12
Concessions £7
Under 18’s £3

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-6.30pm 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 and this week’s offer is from the Rivington Brewery Company.
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.

Situated in the far third of the Main Stand function room, the meal will be served at 1pm.

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
£29 Under 12s
£29 Season Ticket Holders

Please book match day dining by 12 noon on the Wednesday before the match, by emailing ruth.slater@fc-utd.net or telephone 0161 769 2005

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.
Paul Hinson
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Re: FC United v Bamber Bridge. 3pm Sat Sep 28

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Manager Neil Reynolds and players Adam Dodd, Michael Potts, Craig Carney and Regan Linney were all previously at Bamber Bridge.
All 5 previous meetings took place in the 2007-08 season, including the NPL Division 1 Play-Off Semi Final which FCUM won 3-2.
The Brig have the joint-worst defensive record with Buxton and Scarborough Athletic with 10 Away League goals conceded.
Defender Danny Wisdom scored 2 goals in 23 appearances for FCUM in the 2017-18 season.
Winger Ryan White scored 1 goal in 8 appearances for FCUM in 2018-19.
Live FCUM match updates at: http://liveteamstats.com/
Ben Hughes

Re: FC United v Bamber Bridge. 3pm Sat Sep 28

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FC Live returns this afternoon with coverage of FC United against Bamber Bridge in the Northern Premier League.

Here is Statto Paul's Preview

https://audioboom.com/posts/7382009-fc- ... r-bridge-h

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 v Bamber Bridge. 3pm Sat Sep 28

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We caught up with FC United Manager Neil Reynolds last night to hear his thoughts heading into this afternoon's match with Bamber Bridge.

https://audioboom.com/posts/7382058-pre ... r-bridge-h
Guy Mansfield

Re: FC United v Bamber Bridge. 3pm Sat Sep 28

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Nick Duckett
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Re: FC United v Bamber Bridge. 3pm Sat Sep 28

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Reds maintain unbeaten league run with victory over Bamber Bridge
FC United made it six league games without defeat as the beat Bamber Bridge 1-0 at Broadhurst Park on Saturday afternoon.

The single goal victory was the Reds second in five days; after winning at Warrington by the same score line on Tuesday, moving the Reds into the top half of the table and meaning that they had not tasted defeat in the league for the whole month of September.

The game itself was a close one, with the visiting team probably unlucky to not come away with anything. But a second half strike from Tunde Owolabi was the difference between the two teams and meant that FC go into Tuesday’s home game against table topping South Shields on the back of two successive 1-0 victories in hard fought games.

It’s safe to say that the first half was “one for the purists” as neither team really got on top in the game and it had the feeling of one of those games where both teams felt very flat. The visitors had the best chance to go in front, but a goal line clearance from captain Michael Potts meant that it was level at the break.

In the second half the visiting defence looked like they were getting tired and with every FC attack you felt there was something just around the corner. Alex Babos took control of the game, dropping into the space between midfield and the forward line, and there was some fantastic pass and move football as the Reds looked to create chances.

The breakthrough came just ten minutes into the second half, as Owolabi took the ball on the left flank, ran right at a discombobulated looking defender, before moving the ball onto his right foot and powered the ball home to give the men in red the breakthrough.

FC had great opportunities to double their lead, and despite some good build up play they seemed a bit apprehensive to pull the trigger in the box.

There’s not many times you come away from a game and genuinely feel the opposition should have taken something from it, but today that was the case. As the game wore on, the visitors came forward more and more, missing a great opportunity from a one on one and being stopped by Paddy Wharton’s reactions and the frame of his goal on several occasions.

But as the old cliché goes, luck evens itself out over the season and there has been more than one occasion this season where the Reds have deserved more from a game. So to come away with three points from a close game is a great sign for Reynolds Reds as the season moves on.

FC welcome table topping South Shields to Broadhurst Park on Tuesday night (2-1 winners at Buxton today), in a meeting of two teams who are on a great run of form.

Website man of the match: Alex Babos – Looked comfortable and in control on the ball. Made the difference early in the second half and did so by making the game look effortlessly easy.

Report by Craig Phillips
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