Our final game of pre-season is an away trip to Nelson on Tuesday evening.
Andy Welsh will be using this game as a final view of his players before the league campaign starts on Saturday against Glossop North End at Gigg Lane.
Our final home pre-season game against Golcar United, gave us a 4-2 victory goals coming from a Benito Lowe brace, Andy Briggs & Sajjad Elhassan.
In Opposition – Nelson
The origins of Nelson FC can be traced to a group of townspeople who in 1881, on witnessing a local football match between Burnley and Blackburn, were inspired to form their own team.
As a club, Nelson have a rich vain of history, in the mid 1920s they beat both Manchester United & Real Madrid away from home in the same season.
In 1982, they became founders members of the North West Counties League and have been members ever since, apart from a four year hiatus from 1988-1992, as there ground didn’t meet league standards.
The club’s most memorable season in recent years would be the 2013/24 season, when manager Mark Fell brought long awaited success back to the town, a first league title in 62 years. His side scored a remarkable 157 goals in 45 games and won the NWCFL Division One by 5 clear points.
Tuesday’s fixture is PAY ON THE DAY, no tickets have been sold in advance. CASH ONLY on the gate.
Prices: £5 for Adults, £3 for concessions (over-65, Students & registered disabled) and £1 for Under-15s
On the Day & In the Ground
SatNav Postcode: BB9 7BN
Parking: There is parking along Lomeshaye Way which is the road where the ground is located. It can get busy so you could see a 5/10-minute walk to the ground if busy.
Disability Access: Nelson doesn’t have allocated disabled parking however can offer access parking inside the ground walls which we can use as parking and access for the disabled, it would just mean cars would be parked behind the goals.
Food / Drink: The club serves sausage rolls, pies, standard hotdogs, hot and cold drinks and alcohol in cans. A card machine is available at the kiosk but can be affected by signal issues, so cash is the safest option.
Matchday Programme: TBC
#NonLeagueDogs: Dogs are welcome.
Match Coverage & Live Stream
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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.
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Up the Shakers!