After two weeks of cup football, that saw us exit the FA vase after a tough battle with Whickham in the North East and progress in the Macron Cup following penalty shootout heroics from goalkeeping coach and reserve keeper Sam Ashton, we return to NWCFL premier league action this Saturday as we face Skelmersdale United away at The Community Ground in Burscough.
Following the Ramsbottom game we were thrilled to receive a note from The ‘Rams’ Club Secretary, Tony Cunningham, praising the club and our fans on the impeccable behaviour shown by all as they managed a larger than average crowd.
We have included the note below and would like to thank our travelling fans for being a credit to the club.
“On behalf of everyone at Ramsbottom United, can I thank all the Bury supporters who came to the game on Saturday for their impeccable behaviour.
It was a pleasure to host such a large crowd, and the Bury fans helped the day to run smoothly, whilst creating a great atmosphere.
The attendance was well in excess of our usual, and even bigger than we had anticipated, and it has helped us to focus on certain aspects that we need to improve on, which we will.
It was a wonderful afternoon, and the Bury supporters deserve much praise, and are a credit to Bury Football”
Highlights from Saturday’s drama laden Macron Cup tie at the Riverside Stadium .
Turning our attention to the weekend we meet a Skelmersdale side that are very much going through a period of transition and transformation following their demotion from the NPL last term. Despite their mid-table finish, the Community Ground did not meet the ground grading requirements for the league and they returned to the NWCFL after just one season in the NPL.
With former Premier League defender Pascal Chimbonda coming in at the helm just lasst month, Skem have seen a raft of personnel changes on the field and are yet to find a foothold in the league managing only two wins and two draws in their opening 23 league fixtures, leaving them sitting bottom of the table on eight points and cut adrift from the teams above.
In the debut episode of ‘Playing Away’ this week, we caught up with Skelmersdale Chairman Frank Hughes, to discuss all things Skem and the upcoming fixture.
You can watch the first episode below.
Tickets – ADVANCE TICKETS ONLY
We are handling ticketing for travelling fans for this game and tickets are available here
Adults – £7
Concessions – £5 (U16s & Over 65s)
Only 800 are available, so when they are gone there is no more. Tickets are subject to booking fees.
Travel & Parking
Address: The Community Ground, Bobby Langton Way, Burscough, L40 0SD.
Public Transport: There is a regular 319 bus service from Skelmersdale to Burscough, stopping at Tesco adjacent to the ground.
Nearest train: Burscough Bridge (600 metres)
Driving: Leave the M58 motorway at J3 for Bickerstaffe and then take the A570 towards Ormskirk.
At the roundabout, with the petrol station on your right, take the 2nd exit onto the B5240. After 1.5 miles turn left onto A577 then right into Plough Lane (B5240). Follow the road for 2.5 miles and at the roundabout take the first exit onto A5209 and then first right onto Ring O’Bells Lane. At the crossroads turn left onto Carr Lane and cross over the bridge into School Lane. Follow the road all the way down into the village of Burscough and turn right at the roundabout. Turn left at the next roundabout and continue past the Tesco store. The ground is behind the Tesco superstore at the end of short track.
Ground Facilities: Pre and Post match bar facilities at The Bridge Public House in Burscough, adjacent to Tesco and Burscough Bridge Rail Station. Kitchen and match day refreshments available inside the ground located to the right as you enter through the turnstiles.
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.
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Up the Shakers!