On a rainy afternoon in the Derbyshire hills, Dave McNabb’s charges fell to a late defeat courtesy of a headed 96th minute Glossop goal. Until the goal The Shakers had held on well after being reduced to ten men following a red card for Bury wing back Gaz Peet early into the second half.
In a game that could’ve gone either way in the with both teams having plenty of chances there were some bright spots in defeat including a debut goal for new man Andy Scarisbrick and a solid debut for Charlie Doyle.
We now move on to Tuesday night and as we look to set the record straight and return to winning ways against Merseyside’s Litherland Remyca.
You can watch Dave McNabb’s post match interview following the Glossop game below.
In Opposition – Litherland Remyca
Litherland REMYCA FC began life in the Seaforth area of Liverpool as St Thomas F.C. (1959).
Players were recruited mainly from Seaforth and Bootle, and the team later became known as Bootle C.L.B. (Church Lads Brigade).
Links were formed with Bootle YMCA which provided a club base and facilities to train.
In 1967, a local working-man’s club offered to finance the running of the club.
One year later, REMYCA UTD F.C. came into being, the name deriving from connections with both REM Social Club and Bootle YMCA.
The team, after successive championships and earning a reputation for playing attractive football, were accepted into the I Zingari League.
The founder members of REMYCA Utd, Bill and Ken Edwards, acted as managers having recently given up their playing careers.
The I Zingari Challenge Cup was claimed in the 1975/76 season as REMYCA Utd began to establish itself as a force within amateur football on Merseyside.
The formation of a Premier League led to the club being invited to become inaugural members.
This demanded improved playing facilities and the club left its spiritual home at Moss Lane, Litherland to move to Maghull High School.
A former player, Steve Smith, became manager and began building a squad capable of competing with the best amateur sides in the region.
REMYCA Utd became the I Zingari League Champions in the 1987/88 season and in 1991 became one of the few Merseyside Teams to win the all Lancashire FA Amateur Cup.
The 1990’s was a significant period in the club’s history, and the most successful, as both Premier League and Cup doubles were achieved in seasons 1993/94, 1994/95 and 1995/96 followed by again winning the Challenge Cup in the 1998/99 season.
This period of dominance and success resulted in REMYCA Utd seeking entry to the Liverpool County Combination League to test itself at a higher level again.
REMYCA are now based at Litherland Sports Park. Our mid-long term aims are to work with local councils to identify a site and build a community facility for all sides under the REMYCA banner as well as the local area.
In 2013, the Management Committee of REMYCA began exploring the potential to grow and develop the club. The aim is for a sustainable club – a community based model offering football opportunity with good coaching to all ages from seven years upwards.
The first stage of the new development plan was to add Litherland to the club name so as to identify with the local area and enhance the community ethos of the club.
A key appointment was Colin Begbie as head of youth development, who’s experience and network of football contacts has proven invaluable.
The club then applied, and secured a league position worthy of promotion to the NWCFL in 2014.
In their first season, the club finished 9th and reached the semi final of the Reusch Cup, only to be beaten by Atherton Colls.
A first ever appearance in the LCFA Senior Cup saw the club beaten by Skelmersdale United. REMYCA went on to reach the semi final in three consecutive years after this defeat.
In 2015, Phil Stafford was given the job as first team manager following a successful stint at Maghull.
In his second season, he led the club to a thrilling battle for promotion, which culminated in defeat at the final hurdle – the playoff final.
That game holds the attendance record in NWCFL history, with 1303 supporters flocking to LSP.
In March 2016, the quarter final of the LCFA Senior Cup saw Everton travel to LSP and fall to a solid, containing REMYCA by a goal to nil.
This game put the club on the map, and boosted their profile and reputation.
Ultimately, at the end of that season, Stafford decided it was time to move on along with Andy Olsen, and, after a search for a new gaffer, Paul McNally was handed the task of leading REMYCA from the beginning of the 2017/18 season.
McNally put his own stamp on the team, and under huge expectations, guided the club to its first ever promotion and the highest level of football in the history of Litherland REMYCA.
Along the way, REMYCA made their first ever appearance in the FA Cup, beating AFC Liverpool 2-0 in a game live streamed across the BBC iPlayer.
In a shock turn of events, McNally left the club by mutual consent at the end of 2017-18, and left the club manager-less for the second straight summer.
James Olsen was chosen to be the man to take over in the summer of 2018 and lead the club in its first ever season in the NWCFL Premier Division, however departed midway through the season. Former manager Phil Stafford returned to guide the club to consolidation within the division. With Staffo’ having departed for a second time, former AFC Liverpool, Burscough and Bangor City Manager Derek Goulding was appointed in 2021 as the man to consolidate The Remy in the Premier Division for going forwards.
Tickets & Admission
General sale tickets are available for the South Stand ONLY, plus hospitality for the Main Stand. We recommend purchasing a ticket ahead of the game to allow us to plan appropriately in the ground.
Prices*: £10 adult, £5 16-18, £3 Under 16s & Free for Under 5s.
1885 Suite: £40* per ticket
* plus booking fees
Pay on the Gate: Whilst encouraging supporters to buy online ahead of the game, turnstiles will be available to take cash & card payments.
Season Ticket Holders: We have recognised the requests from some season ticket holders who wish to be sat in the Main Stand, instead of the currently allocated South Stand. General sale tickets for the Main Stand are not available on Tuesday evening and the first 250 season ticket holders who wish to watch from the Main Stand, can do so by admission of the turnstile.
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.
SatNav Postcode: BL9 9HR
Parking: Our new car-park policy for the upcoming season 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
- Members of the 1885 Suite
- Blue Badge Holders
If you have a blue badge or mobility issues please email the club secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Food / Drink: Our new catering partner, Quirky Catering, will be operating the kiosks this weekend and throughout the season, and are accessible for supporters under the stands. A selection of hot and cold snacks will be available. Alcohol will be sold, and can be consumed anywhere in the stand. Please respect the advice from stewards on managing this process on the day.
Matchday Programme: You can purchase a programme online now, to collect at the merchandise stall tomorrow afternoon or head to the sellers in and around the ground ahead of the game at the 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.
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 pay-per-view Live Stream will be available, click on ‘Live Stream’ at the top of the homepage to access the game from the comfort of your own home, live from just after 7.30pm.
Keep up-to-date with all our video content via the club’s YouTube Channel after the game. 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 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!