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Good Friday (this Friday) Friendly v Rochdale Town

Don’t forget we’ve got a game this Friday. Kids for free, so bring the family and make it a fun day out. We’re sharing the gate money, so you’re helping our club as well as one of our old friends from NWCFL days.

Friendly Rochdale Town (Castleton Gabriels) v FC United of Manchester Legends, Good Friday 10th April 2009 Kick Off 3pm

This game is to be played at Mayfield Sports Centre, off Keswick St, Castleton, Rochdale.
The Ground is next to Castle Hawk Golf Club OL11 3BY

Ticket prices are as follows:
£5 Adults
£2 Concessions
Free for U18s.

Manager Karl Marginson has agreed to send an FC United team to play a friendly against Rochdale Town, previously known as Castleton Gabriels.

Margy said "We’ve only got one game over the Easter period, but it’s a very big one against Nantwich at home on Easter Monday, so most of the squad will be having a bit of a rest to prepare. When Rochdale Town asked us to play a friendly, I thought it would be good to give some of us oldies a game. I’m definitely playing and so will Darren Lyons and Karl Lineghan will be in goal, perhaps with Sam Ashton warming him up instead of the other way round. I’ve asked some of our old boys, like Dave Brown, to come back for a game too. I’m going to get some of our fringe players and youngsters to turn out though, because we’ll need some fit youngsters to do all the running around."

Rochdale town Manager, Mark Canning said "We want to make it a family day out and have a bit of fun as it’s Easter. I’m looking forward to seeing Margy and Daz with their boots on again".

We had a couple of good games against Castleton Gabriels in our first season in the North West Counties League. The away game was the first time we played at Radcliffe and the 10-2 win at Gigg Lane is probably more remembered for Castleton’s Matty Russell’s cheeky goal celebration when he jumped into the stand and applauded himself. We’ve been told Matty will be playing in the Rochdale Town team, so maybe we’ll get a repeat performance, or perhaps Margy will get there first!


Directions from Rochdale Town website:

M62 Junction 20
A627(M) towards Rochdale - keep in right hand lane
TURN RIGHT at lights at BMW Williams Garage
Roundabout 2nd exit towards Castleton
Follow road through industrial estate
TURN RIGHT at traffic lights onto A664
Go past Castleton rail station and shops
TURN LEFT at Keswick St opposite the Fairwell Inn Pub
Keswick St through new housing estate
Mayfield Sports Centre Stadium Car Park about 800 yards drive Next to Castle Hawk Golf Club





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First Posted ~ 10:41 Wed 8 Apr 2009
News ID ~ 2189
Last Updated ~ 11:55 Mon 21 May 2018