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    Irlam it is this weekend and our last game of the season outside of the Borough of Bury. With six of the last nine games at Gigg Lane, and the other two away games at Prestwich and Ramsbottom, we head out onto the M60 and into Salford for the last time in the regular season. It is a 3pm kick-off at the RG3 Digitial Stadium this Saturday.

    Last weekend, we grabbed the win against a tough Lower Breck side on a difficult pitch. That said, late chances went begging for Player of the Month Andy Scarisbrick and new loan signing, Miles Storey, which would have given the scoreline a gloss that the determined performance deserved.

    However, make no mistake the side continue to turn in results which keep us at the top of the league and the form table. A winning streak that stretches four games, going 14 unbeaten as well is just the tonic as we hit the business end of the season. Irlam by contrast have been hit and miss in recent weeks, with two wins, two draws and two losses in the last six. One of those wins was away at Chadderton however, which has slowed Chaddy’s assault on the top spots which has helped us but also acts as a reminder to not take our opponent lightly.

    Sat in 13th position in the league, comfortably away from the relegation spots and with the playoffs likely out of reach, are our opponents going to playing with a freedom that could cause us problems? We will have to wait and see, but as always we need our large following to be backing from the off as we go in the hunt of another three points.

    Charlie Doyle returns from his suspension, with Dec Daniels hopefully full recovered from his illness. Both would be facing off against their former side this weekend if so, with Andy Briggs also pushing for a start as he returns from the ankle injury suffered away at Cheadle Town three weeks ago.

    Your full match information is available below.

     

    Last Time Out – Irlam (h)

     

    ‘Playing Away’ – Episode Nine

     
     

    Opponents – Irlam

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    Setup in 1969, as Mitchell Shackleton Football Club mostly competing in the local district leagues until renaming to Irlam Mitchell Shackleton in 2001 and after success in the Manchester League consistently in the early-2000s were renamed to their current name in 2006.

    Despite a relatively disappointing Manchester League performance in 2007-08, where they finished eighth, Irlam moved into the North West Counties for the following season before establishing themselves and getting promoted to their current position in the Premier Division with a second-placed finish in 2015-16.Irlam play at Silver Street, the former home of Irlam Town (1976-1995) following the relinquishing of their former home at Salteye Park, which made way for the new AJ Bell Stadium, home of Salford Reds and Sale Sharks which can be seen from the M60 around the Trafford Centre.

    Irlam finished last season in 17th, and have made a jump up the league in recent weeks to now lie in mid-table. On Tuesday night, they secured a 4-3 win away at Barnoldswick Town.

     

    Admission & Tickets

    There are NO advance tickets for this game, with pay on the gate facilities will be available with payments taken with either cash or card.
     

    • Adults – £6
    • Concessions – £4 (Over 60 / Under 16)
    • Under 16s – £2
    • Under 11s – FREE
    • Programmes – £2



    Irlam are asking supporters to arrive at the ground as early as possible. This will have a real positive effect on smooth entry into the ground.

     

    Travel & Parking

    Ground: The RG3 Digital Stadium

    Address: Silver Street, Irlam, Manchester

    Postcode: M44 6JJ

     

     


    Driving: M60 to junction 10, take A57 to Irlam, then B5320 into Lower Irlam. Turn right into Silver Street, Ground approx 300 yards on the right.

    Parking: We have our own car park, but spaces are very limited. They will be available on a first come first served basis.

    The expectation is that there will be supporters using Silver St, and surrounding streets for parking. All we would ask is that you respect the residential driveways on Silver St. Please ensure no driveways are blocked.

    Nearest Railway: Irlam (1.9 miles)

    Nearest Bus Route to Ground: Buses pass through Irlam with a short walk required along Silver Street. The bus from Warrington is number 100, with the bus from Manchester number 67

    On the day: Food is served from the Shack (food hut) throughout the day and the bar sells drinks. The bar has seating for 80 people, with big screen TV throughout.

     

    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!

     

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