The Shakers chalked up another three points this past Saturday in front of a bumper Gigg Lane crowd of 3304, putting on a sensational attacking display in the second half and putting Irlam to the sword to jump back to the top of the North West Counties Premier Division.
Goals came from all three available strikers; with Dec Daniels slotting home a penalty past his former club, Andy Briggs taking advantage of a wayward back pass to power through and smash home, and finally Joe Hobson with a proper poachers effort in the 98th minute.
Dec Daniels was awarded his 5th Man Of The Match award in a row which is definitely a Shaker’s non-league-era record but we will have to check the record books to see if it’s been done by any other player previously.
We now move on to Saturday and a trip to Litherland Sports Park to face Litherland REMYCA, a side currently sitting 12th in the table with a record of 12 wins, 12 defeats, and 4 draws.
You can watch the highlights from Saturday’s victory over Irlam and the latest episode of Playing Away below.
Playing Away Episode Five
The club was established in 1959 as St Thomas Football Club and were initially based in Seaforth.
They were later renamed Bootle Church Lads Brigade, with Bootle YMCA becoming the club’s base.
In 1967 they became REM Social after a local working men’s club started financing the club, before being renamed REMYCA United the following year, the name reflecting links with the REM social club and the Bootle YMCA.
Under the new name the club joined Division Three of the I Zingari Alliance, winning it at the first attempt.After winning higher divisions in successive seasons, the club entered the I Zingari League.
The 1975–76 season saw REMYCA win the league’s Challenge Cup, and the club were league champions in 1987–88. In 1990–91 they won the Lancashire Amateur Cup.
The mid-1990s were a highly-successful period for the club as they won both the league title and the Challenge Cup in three successive seasons between 1993–94 and 1995–96, before winning the Challenge Cup again in 1998–99.
In 2001 they joined the newly re-established Division Two of the Liverpool County Combination. The two divisions merged into one the following season, but the club withdrew from the league midway through the 2002–03 season.
REMYCA returned to the I Zingari League and were Division Two champions in 2005–06. The league then merged with the Liverpool County Combination to form the Liverpool County Premier League, with the club placed in Division Two. They won the division in the league’s inaugural season and were promoted to Division One.
After a third-place finish in 2009–10 the club were promoted to the Premier Division. In 2013 they were renamed Litherland REMYCA. A fifth-place finish in the Premier Division in 2013–14 was enough to earn promotion to Division One of the North West Counties League.
In 2016–17 Litherland finished third in Division One, qualifying for the promotion play-offs; after beating Sandbach United 1–0 in the semi-finals, they lost 3–0 at home to City of Liverpool in the final in front of a record crowd of 1,303.
Advance tickets for this game are now onsale here
- Adults – £10
- Concessions – £6
- Juniors – £2
Travel & Parking
Ground: Litherland Sports Park
Address: Boundary Road, Litherland, Liverpool
Driving: End of M57/M58 ALONG Dunningsbridge Road towards Docks, Turn Right at Junction of Bootle Golf Course on the Right hand side into Boundary Road, 2nd turning on the left into sports park.
Nearest Railway: Seaforth & Litherland (1.7 miles)
Nearest Bus Route to Ground: 56 from Sir Thomas St in Liverpool City Centre to Dunnings Bridge Road, Bootle Golf Course
On the day: There is a car park with approx 150 spaces and a coach bay. There are marked disabled bays but these tend to fill quickly when there is high demand.
Disabled access to the centre is OK and on the flat.There is a disabled toilet which might be a little tricky on the pathways to the pitch however that said many disabled supporters have visited the venue.
There will be bar food available – pies, pasties, hot dogs, etc. A range of drinks including beers teas, coffees, soft drinks etc are also available.
Dogs on a lead are welcome as are flags, banners, drums as all add to the atmosphere.
For those who require more substantial food there is a Hungry Horse Pub on the main road as you turn right to the ground – The Netherton . It is recommendeed to book in advance.
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Up the Shakers!