The festive season starts up with a visit to the Community Ground and back to Burscough this weekend, as matters in the NWCFL resume.
In fact, it is NWCFL action from here on in after our exit from the Macron Cup last weekend at Gigg Lane. The loss by a single goal to Charnock Richard directs focus on just the league now, with 21 league games to go.
And there will be recent wrongs to put right, with our last visit to Burscough to play Skelmersdale in late November being a disappointment and the squad returning with no points following a 2-1 loss.
However, there is cause for great optimism in the league. A run of six wins out of seven has meant we keep up the pace at the top, with Wythenshawe two points ahead at the top and a Prestwich Heys side, who visit Gigg Lane on Boxing Day, just a point behind in third.
With the rush of Christmas fixtures maybe arriving too quickly for injured forward due of Andy Briggs and Benito Lowe, manager Dave McNabb will be pleased to have Dec Daniels back after his debut goal at Longridge, after he was cup-tied last weekend. The striker, with 34 goals already this term, will be looking to capitalise on the number of chances being created, which currently don’t reflect in the number of times the ball hits the back of the net.
McNabb spoke about this in his post-match interview last week, which you can find below.
Heading to Burscough? You full match information pack can be found here.
This week in ‘Playing Away’ – placing the spotlight on the NWCFL, we caught up with Burscough Commercial Director, Neil Wilson and manager David Dempsey, to discuss all things Burscough ahead of our clash this weekend.
You can watch the episode below.
Tickets – ADVANCE TICKETS ONLY
We are handling ticketing for travelling fans for this game and tickets are available here
- Adults – £7
- Concessions – £5 (Over 65s)
- Kids – £3 (Under 16s)
Only 800 are available, so when they are gone there is no more. Tickets are subject to booking fees.
Travel & Parking
Address: The Community Ground, Bobby Langton Way, Burscough, L40 0SD.
Public Transport: There are regular bus services into the town centre from all local locations. Visit moovitapp.com for details of times.
Nearest train: Burscough Bridge (600 metres)
Driving: Leave the M58 motorway at J3 for Bickerstaffe and then take the A570 towards Ormskirk.
At the roundabout, with the petrol station on your right, take the 2nd exit onto the B5240. After 1.5 miles turn left onto A577 then right into Plough Lane (B5240). Follow the road for 2.5 miles and at the roundabout take the first exit onto A5209 and then first right onto Ring O’Bells Lane. At the crossroads turn left onto Carr Lane and cross over the bridge into School Lane. Follow the road all the way down into the village of Burscough and turn right at the roundabout. Turn left at the next roundabout and continue past the Tesco store. The ground is behind the Tesco superstore at the end of short track.
Ground Facilities: Kitchen and match day refreshments available inside the ground located to the right as you enter through the turnstiles. The newly-constructed clubhouse at the Community Ground is due to be fully-open from this weekend, open from 12noon. The early Premier League kick-off will be live on the big screens for all early arrivals from Bury.
Match Coverage & Live Stream
If you are unable to make the game, we’ll have all the live coverage across our media platforms.
Live Stream: For this game, we will have no live stream. Keep up-to-date with all our video content via the club’s YouTube Channel. Click to subscribe and never miss highlights and match reaction across the season.
Audio Commentary: Roch Valley Radio will be providing commentary for this game. Click here ahead of kick-off to listen live. Audio commentary will be provided for every game of the season, so you will never miss a piece of the action.
Social Media: Our team will also bring you in-depth text commentary via the club ‘MatchDay Live‘ Twitter feed, with team news and half time and full time updates available also on Facebook and feel like you are there with our match galleries and imagery available over on Instagram.
Whatever the weather, wherever you are across the globe, we have you covered.
Up the Shakers!