The manager-less Shakers head over to the seaside this mid-week in the North West Counties Football League Premier Division to take on Squires Gate at the Brian Addison Stadium, kick-off is 7.45pm.
A 2-1 defeat on Merseyside to Lower Breck on Saturday dropped us to fifth position in the league and as a result Andy Welsh left his post after three years at the helm of the club.
The show goes on and in quick fashion, with under-23s managers Leon Mike and Stephen ‘Sas’ Sheil taking charge for tomorrow night’s trip and applications being taken for the new manager’s position.
Squires Gate sit in 23rd going into the game, losing nine of the opening 12 but had a rousing come-from-behind win over the weekend when they defeated FC Isle of Man 3-2, thanks to three second half goals that led them to just a second victory of the season.
With a Bury side looking to bounce-back this week, Squires Gate have had tickets on sale which can still be purchased for pick-up on the gate and are now offering a CASH ONLY admission tomorrow night.
Get full details below.
In Opposition – Squires Gate
Squires Gate were formed in 1948 as Squires Gate British Legion FC and competed in the Blackpool & District Amateur League. ‘Gate’ are therefore celebrating their 75th season in 2023.
Managed by Luke Evans, the club has gone through quite significant change in recent years starting with the Covid pandemic, and the passing of chairman Tony Jo resulting in the club on just surviving during the summer of 2022.
Despite these troubles, the club has maintained its position in the Premier Division of the league, finishing 20th last season and avoiding the relegation trap door by five points. For more historical information on our hosts, click HERE.
Tickets for the game can still be purchased for pick up on the gate HERE.
A CASH ONLY gate will be available to supporters, with prices below:
- ADULT £10
- CONCESSION £6
- UNDER 16s FREE (with paying adult)
Programme Price: £2.50 – available on the turnstile and in the ground.
Travel & Parking
Travel by Train: Squires Gate (1.7miles)
Travel by Bus: The number 14 bus stops outside the Shovels Pub, a 5 minute maximum walk from the club. This bus can be picked up from Blackpool Town Centre.
Travel by Car : Head along the M6, taking junction 32 and head west along M55 towards Blackpool. At junction 4, turn left onto the A583, at first set of traffic lights turn right (Whitehill Road) follow sign for airport, at round-a-bout take Lytham St Annes exit along School Road. Ground approx. 1.5 miles on right.
The small club car park off School Road is charging £10 per car, please contact the club direct to reserve your spot. Parking round the ground is a struggle, so arrive early to secure a spot in the residential areas around the ground – respecting residents at all times.
In the Ground
Facilities : Plenty of hard standing both covered and uncovered. A fully stocked bar and kitchen with hot food and drinks available on match days. Card payments taken in the bar, with cash taken elsewhere.
Sat Nav Postcode: FY4 5DS
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!