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  • Match Info: Charnock Richard (H), Tues 30th Apr, 7.45pm KO

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    The play-offs it is, and after a long wait, it is Charnock Richard we face on Tuesday night for a place in Saturday’s final against either Wythenshawe Town or Padiham. With over 3,500 tickets gone and the South Stand almost sold out, it is going to be a cracker under the mid-Spring lights at Gigg Lane. Get on down to cheer the lads on, you can be the difference.

    It has been a long old wait since our game at Ramsbottom on the final game of the season, however tonight’s visitors have fitted in an extra four games in seven days, winning all four and seizing a place in the end of season showdown in the process.

    No doubt the Greens will be heading to Gigg Lane full of confidence, on the back of a good run and having been undefeated against the Shakers in all four encounters this season so far. The last game was in a completely different setting however, with Charnock visiting an empty Gigg Lane and left with a 2-2 draw as we saw out the second game of a two-game stadium ban.

    But we can expect a fiery atmosphere, as manager Dave McNabb is looking for a fast start and explaining that the lads go into the game in good spirits in his pre-match video which can be found below.

    In the event of a draw after 90 minutes, we go straight to penalties this evening!

    We have all four-sides of the ground open for the first time since 2019 for this clash, with no availability in the Main Stand, and South Stand set to be ticket only. Pay-on-the-gate turnstiles will be available in the Cemetery End. Get all your match information below.

     

    Pre-Match Interview – Dave McNabb

     

    In Opposition – Charnock Richard

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    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, making the play-offs this season with six straight wins, scoring 18 and conceding only two. Widemen, Nathan Nickeas and Rustam Stepans are ones to watch with 30 and 24 goals respectively this season.

     
     
     

    Tickets & Admission

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    General sale tickets are available online until 6pm on matchday HERE. A pay-on-the-gate turnstile will be available in the Cemetery End, accepting cash / card.

    Prices*: £10 adult, £5 16-18, £3 Under 16s & Free for Under 5s.

    We recommend purchasing a ticket ahead of the game to allow us to plan appropriately in the ground. Please arrive early to secure your seat, with all tickets are unreserved and allocations made on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Please follow requests from volunteers and stewards for directions if unsure.

     
     
     

    Away Supporters: Visiting supporters will be directed to the Manchester Road End entrance with tickets available up until kick-off. No pay-on-the-gate facilities will be available, so please purchase your ticket ahead of the game.

     

    Click here to purchase online tickets. Read here on how to access your tickets digitally.

     

    On the Day & In the Ground

    Travel: Gigg Lane is accessible by car and is well served by public transport, please see our page on the TfGM website, which advises the best travel routes to the stadium. Directions can be sourced via Google Maps below.

     

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    Parking: Our car-park policy is now in force. Due to the limited space within the car park at Gigg Lane, it is reserved for the following:

    • Team Playing Staff and Management
    • Match and Competition Officials
    • Club Staff and volunteers transporting matchday equipment
    • Sponsors
    • Blue Badge Holders
     

    If you have a blue badge or mobility issues please email the club secretary at secretary@buryfc.co.uk at least TWO days before the game.  Blue Badge holders shall be prioritised for a parking space.

     

    Entrance to the car park is strictly controlled and includes the areas within and in front of the fenced area.  Please contact the Club Secretary with any other related queries.

     

    There is on-street parking in the residential areas surrounding Gigg Lane, with supporters reminded to be respectful and considerate of the local residents at all times, as well as being mindful of and adhering to the parking permit measures in place in close proximity to the ground.

     

    Stadium Entry: Gates will open at 6:30pm.

     

    Our matchday volunteers will be on hand, both outside the turnstiles and inside the ground, to guide supporters to where they need to be. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask those who are there to help the day.

     
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    Matchday Programme: You can purchase a programme online now, to collect at the merchandise stall ahead of the game or head to the sellers in and around the ground. Price of £3.

    Pound for the Ground: Our ‘Pound for the Ground’ half-time raffle tickets will be on sale in and around the ground, £1 per entry. Sellers accept cash or card, with 40% of the total pot going to the winning ticket with results announced over the PA system and on the scoreboard.

    Food / Drink: Our catering partner, Quirky Catering, operate the kiosks throughout the ground, and are accessible for supporters under the stands. A selection of hot and cold snacks will be available, with the Bombay Away truck also situated outside the ground for any early arrivals looking to grab a bite to eat before heading into the ground.

     
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    Starkies: For those with tickets in the Main Stand, access to Starkies will be available from when the gates open. The bar is limited to a set number and this will be managed by stewards through the day.

    After the game, supporters from other areas of the ground can gain access to Starkies via the ground floor entrance in that corner of the ground – subject to the maximum capacity not being exceeded.

     

    Keep #GiggGleaming: With so much work gone into Gigg Lane to get us to this point, we want to keep it that way and a lot of work goes into turning the ground around between games each weekend. We have a team of volunteers lined up to clean the stands following the game.

    With this in mind, we urge all supporters to make sure any rubbish is processed in the correct manner, using the available bins where necessary, or if possible please take any rubbish away with you.

     

    Designated Smoking Areas: Supporters are not allowed to smoke / vape anywhere within the stands at Gigg Lane. Designated areas are set aside to do this, follow guidance from stewards on this and only smoke / vape within these areas.

     

    #NonLeagueDogs: For now, dogs are NOT permitted in the ground.

     

    Match Coverage & Live Stream

    If you are unable to make it to the action at Gigg Lane, we’ll have all the live coverage across our media platforms.

    Live Stream: A Live Stream broadcast will be provided closer to kick-off on the main page of the website. The cost will be £6.99.

     

    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 LiveTwitter feed, with team news and score-line 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!

     

    #ShakersTogether | #BuryFC | #PartofIt

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