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21 August - 1 Day To Go!

Tomorrow sees a new era ushered in at Gigg Lane with FC United’s first ever home match at Step 4 of English non-League football. We finish our week-long countdown with our seventh and final fascinating FACT about the Unibond Northern Premier League.

FACT 7: The big kick-off starts tomorrow. With the 17 other clubs in the division, FC United will be visiting a few familiar grounds. Chorley, Skelmersdale and Radcliffe Borough have all hosted FC United away games for other clubs in the past; we’ve played at Curzon Ashton against the home club in the league, against Cheadle and Squires Gate when their own grounds were deemed not suitable to host a fixture against us, and of course in our famous Cup Final victory last season against Curzon themselves. Meanwhile, many fans will have fond memories of Clitheroe, where FC United were playing a friendly when our first ever league title was clinched.

Whether we play all our away games at the host clubs’ own grounds remains to be seen. However, if we do then the largest ground that we shall be visiting will be that of Newcastle Blue Star with a stated capacity of 10000 (Newcastle Blue Star share the Kingston Park stadium with the Newcastle Falcons Rugby Union team). Clitheroe and Woodley Sports both have the smallest grounds in the division, each holding 2000 supporters.

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First Posted ~ 12:09 Tue 21 Aug 2007
News ID ~ 1115
Last Updated ~ 17:14 Fri 11 Oct 2013