FC United of Manchester
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MATCH ARRANGEMENTS: North Ferriby United v FC United
On Saturday 7th October ko 3pm, FC United travel to North Ferriby United in the National League North - Admission is pay on the gate £12 Adults, £6 Concessions, £4 U/16s, Free for u/12s.
This is will be FC United’s 8th visit to North Ferriby having played there 5 times in the Northern Premier League between 2009 and 2012, once in the National League North in 2015/16 and once in the FA Cup. FC United have won twice, lost twice and drawn three times.
In 2014/15, in their first ever Conference North season in 2014/15, North Ferriby finished second, narrowly missing out on promotion, but won the FA Trophy Final at Wembley Stadium, defeating Wrexham 5–4 on penalties after a 3–3 draw.
The following season, again finishing second in the league North Ferriby earned promotion to the National League beating AFC Fylde 2–1 after extra time at Grange Lane in the National League North play-off final. North Ferriby spent much of the 2016–17 season near the bottom of the National League and were eventually relegated finishing bottom of the league.
This season they have struggled to adapt to life back in the National League North, having won once and drawing twice from their opening 12 matches and find themselves bottom of the league. In the FA Cup they lost to 1874 Northwich away in the 2QR.
FC United go into Saturday’s crucial match just 5 points ahead of North Ferriby on 10 points. The recent heroic performances in the FA Cup and the league win against Tamworth has given everyone a huge boost. A win on Saturday could move us out of the relegation zone, closer to the pack of 9 teams currently on 17 and 18 points taking up positions 7th to 15th.
FC’s Matty Hughes and Mike Connor, who were both sent off against Stockport on Tuesday, will be available for selection as their suspensions don’t start until the following week.
New signing Sefton Gonzales, a 6ft 4in striker from Clitheroe, will also be available for selection (as he was cup tied for the Stockport matches), but he’ll have to compete with Tommy Greaves for a place in the starting XI, following Greaves’ two goals in two games against Stockport. Greaves is now only 3 goals away from equalling Rory Patterson’s 99 goal club record.
Manager Karl Marginson will assess any injuries at training on Thursday night.
With no top flight matches due to international games, this weekend has been dedicated as non-league day, with supporters from bigger clubs encouraged to watch non-league football. So if you are looking to fill your Saturday afternoon, why not head down the M62 to FC United take on North Ferriby. Apparently 35 Dutch supporters will be heading to Saturday’s match too.
Saturday 7th October kick-off 3pm
Vanarama National League North
North Ferriby United v FC United
Eon Visual Media Stadium
Grange Lane, Church Road
North Ferriby, East Yorkshire, HU14 3AB
Admission Prices: Pay on the gate
Concessions: £6 (Over 65s and Students)
Under 16s: £4
Under 12s: Free (with full-paying Adult)
North Ferriby’s SPORTSBAR situated at the ground is open from 12 noon serving competitively priced alcoholic and soft drinks.
From the North
From the East Coast below Middlesborough it is probably best to head for Beverley and then follow directions listed under "from Hull and the East" Alternatively, try and get to the M62 or A63 by using either the A1 or, if you are coming from nearer York, the A1079 and the A1034 after Market Weighton. Once you have made it to the A63 follow the instructions "from the West" below.
From the West
If you are heading to Ferriby from the West, get onto the Eastbound M62 and follow it to the end, it becomes the A63 about 12 miles from Hull. Keep heading on towards Hull. Look out for the turn off for Ferriby on the left. Go over the bridge and turn left. Follow this road past the Duke of Cumberland Pub. There is a crossroads just after the pub, you need to turn right down Church Road. Follow the road down, past the Church, and you will quickly come upon a sign for the ground on your left, just before the overhead rail bridge. It is usually best to find somewhere to park on Church Road, as the carpark down Grange Lane fills up fast. From the top of Grange Lane it is a short walk past the allotments to the ground.
From The South
Unless you actually live in Lincolnshire your best bet is to get onto the A1 or M1 north and head towards Hull, taking the M18 and the M62, then following the instructions above for getting to Ferriby from the West. If you do live in Lincolnshire then you might consider the Humber Bridge on the A15 North from Lincoln, although it does cost £1.50 for a car and more for minibuses and coaches. Once over the bridge turn left at the roundabout towards Leeds and the M62. You soon come across a left turning signposted North Ferriby. Follow this road down to the crossroads, where you turn left into Church Road. Follow the road down past the Church and you will eventually come upon a sign for the ground on your left, just before the overhead rail bridge. It is usually best to find somewhere to park on Church Road, as the car park down Grange Lane fills up fast. From the top of Grange Lane it is a short walk past the allotments to the ground.