Our FA Cup journey continues as head over to Charnock Richard this weekend for the first preliminary round tie at Mossie Park.
We overcame Uttoxeter Town in the last round, with a 4-1 win at Gigg Lane. Uttoxeter took the lead early in the first half from a deflected effort, before Lowe and Higgins took us into the break with a 2-1 lead. Further goals from Lowe (again) and a late Connor Comber penalty was enough to take us through in front of 2,900 supporters. Catch up with the highlights below:
This first round tie was already drawn prior to the extra preliminary round, with either Charnock or Squires Gate awaiting the winners of the Gigg Lane tie. Charnock comprehensively dispatched Gate, smacking seven unanswered second half goals to set up this weekend’s tie.
We head back to Charnock in just 10 days time for our league fixture, with the Lancashire-based side sat in 7th and remain unbeaten so far with two wins and three draws from the opening five games. Last time out, they took the honours in the local derby at Burscough with a 2-0 win.
All your pre-match information is available below.
In Opposition – Charnock Richard
In 1933 the Chorley Sunday League became the Chorley Alliance League and a Charnock Richard village team was entered, but on the outbreak of the Second World War the league and team were temporarily suspended. At the end of the War, in 1945, the Chorley Alliance League was reformed along with Charnock Richard F.C. The team proved to be a tremendous success, eventually winning the league title in the 1947-48 season, losing only two games, and scoring 107 goals. This success prompted them to try and run two teams, but they ran into difficulties and the club closed at the end of the 1948-49 season.
In 1955, under the leadership of Ron Wilcox, the present club was reformed, and once again played in the Chorley Alliance League.
Charnock progressed to the North West Counties League in 2016-17 after finishing as runners-up in the West Lancashire League in the previous season and won promotion to the Premier Division of the NWCL in the first season when finishing runners up in Division 1. In the 21-22 season the club won the North West Counties League, League Challenge Cup.
Last season, Charnock finished 11th in NWCFL Premier Division.
The game is ALL-TICKET only, available from Charnock Richard online ticket site HERE.
- ADULT £10
- CONCESSION £6.00 (Over 60s)
- DISABLED with Carer £10
- UNDER 16s £3
- UNDER 5s FREE
The ground has restricted tickets to a limit of 900, and the game is almost sold out. Make sure you secure your tickets well-ahead of the day.
Tickets subject to booking fees*
Programme Price: £2.00 – available on the turnstile and in the ground.
On the Day & In the Ground
Travel by Train: Euxton Balshaw Lane (2.4 miles).
Travel by public bus: Don’t, there isn’t one!
Travel by car: From M6 to junction 28 (Leyland) at end of slip road turn right. Travel to the traffic lights and turn right onto the A49 towards Wigan, through Euxton and into Charnock Richard. Pass the Bowling Green Pub on the right, continue for ¾ mile and turn left into Church Lane. Turn first right into Charter lane, ground 500 yards on the right.
From M61 to junction 8 (Chorley) follow the signs for Southport on reaching the A49 follow signs for Wigan, through Charnock Richard directions then as above. PLEASE USE THE CLUB PARK. Do not park on the road.
Car Parking: Free parking will be available on the main car park at the ground but please be aware that the main car park is expected to fill up very quickly due to the expected large crowd on the day. If you are unable to park at the ground then we ask that you be respectful when parking on roads within the village and be courteous to local residents.
Please DO NOT park along Charter Lane in front of residential properties on that road.
Ground Facilities: The clubhouse is directly across from Mossie Park on Charter Lane. A tea bar located inside the ground serves hot pies and hot dogs as well as the usual range of hot drinks, soups and Bovril.
Mossie Park also includes a covered 100 seated stand on one side of the ground with covered standing at the Charter Lane end of the ground, as well as toilet facilities including invalid toilet.
Food & Drink: There is a fully licensed clubhouse across the road from the ground serving a wide range of alcoholic drinks, soft drinks and food, with both Sky Sports and BT Sport also available. The clubhouse is open on all weekdays from 7pm and weekends from 12 noon.
SatNav Postcode: PR7 5LZ
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. Join the team from the press box at Gigg Lane. 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!