After a long end to a very long weekend, in what has felt like a long season, we enter the final few days before we pack away the 2022/23 season!
A 3-2 loss on Saturday at the Douglas Bowl, was perhaps not the result that was wanted or what the lads deserved for their performance which came less than 48 hours after leaving the pitch against Burscough. The Ravens’ goal led a charmed life, with goalkeeper Ben Wilkinson earning the man of the match after a number of saves to keep the three points in the Manx isle.
Read a great post here about the aftermath of yesterday’s game— 𝗝𝗼𝗻𝗻𝘆 (@jonny_bass) April 16, 2023
“We just lost and celebrated our future didn’t we”
Our fans are amazing! Thank you all. #BuryAFC #AndyWelshsBarmyArmy pic.twitter.com/FPmc1mmbJO
However, the play from Bury throughout was quick and deserved more. A fact displayed by the adoring fans, around 700 in total, who stayed on at the end of the game to cycle their renditions of the songs that had been ringing in the ears of the locals since at least Friday! You can see a full nine minutes of those after-match celebrations to the right.
The celebrations of the season carried on into the Douglas evening, as fans and players alike gathered in the capital across the various bars and restaurants. The weekend as a whole, despite the result, had been a huge success for both the island and the supporters who had travelled.
That was until the fog set in to disrupt a lot of the travel arrangements to return to the UK from early on Sunday morning, with the players and staff joining hundreds of players by being marooned on the island for another night.
Thankfully, most seem to have returned safely during Monday with another quick turnaround as we head up to Barlick this Tuesday evening for our final away fixture of the season. All your match information is available below.
Opponents – Barnoldswick Town
Formed in 1972 and named Barnoldswick United(1972) – so called due to being canny Yorkshiremen- had there been a previous club named Barnoldswick United and they had outstanding debts the new club would have been liable for them.
The field started out as a grazing meadow for cattle, after a lot of hard work, it is now the pitch they play on. The club had 2 teams playing in the Craven & District Football League, in the early 1990’s they joined the East Lancashire Football League again with 2 teams.
In the late 1990’s they had three teams their 1st & 2nd team teams joined The West Lancashire Football League, their 3rds staying in The East Lancashire League.
The 2003/2004 season brought the amalgamation of Barnoldswick United (1972), Barnoldswick Park Rovers and Salterforth Juniors and they changed their name to Barnoldswick Town Football Club.
It has always been in the club’s constitution to get the ground up to the minimum standards of The North West Counties Football League and the 2009/2010 season saw them accepted into The North West Counties Football League.
Barlick have had to fit in as many games as we have following a number of postponements since the turn of the year, including our previous planned visit in February. They currently sit just above the relegation spots, but with both of these settled (Burscough joined Ashton Athletic over weekend), they are in no danger of trouble now. Highlights of Barlick’s visit to the Neuven, and that diving header from Harry Brazel, in early December can be found below.
Tickets & Admission
Admission Prices: Adults £7, Concessions £3, U16s £1, U12s FREE.
Advanced Tickets: To secure your ticket ahead of the game, email Barlick Secretary direct on the below details: email@example.com
Programme Price: £1.00
Ground Facilities: Licenced Bar with plenty of seating available. Tea bar selling hot and cold food. There is also plenty of covered seating behind the goal as well as covered standing both behind the goal and down the side of the ground.
Travel & Car Parking
Address: Silentnight Stadium, Greenberfield Lane, Barnoldswick, BB18 5EN.
Travel by train: Nearest train station Colne (5.8 miles)
Travel by public bus: The M5 service serves Barnoldswick half-hourly (from Burnley), timetable available HERE.
Travel by car:
From M65: M65 to end (Colne), straight on at the round-a-bout, through two sets of traffic lights to round-a-bout. Turn left to Barnoldswick. On entering Barnoldswick through traffic lights straight on at mini round-a-bout, through built up area. On leaving built up area turn right into Green Berfield Lane (Club signposted). Bear right on track to rear of ground and car park.
From A56 Gisburn: Turn right signposted Barnoldswick. On entering built up area turn left onto Green Berfield lane, (Club signposted). Bear on track to rear of ground and car park.
Car Parking: The club has a large, free car park which is situated behind the club room (BB18 5EN).
If you do park locally to the ground, supporters attending the game are requested to be mindful of local residents when parking around the ground. Please leave space for residents to access properties at all times.
There will be no live stream available for this game.
Roch Valley Radio will be broadcasting live audio commentary also via their website, downloadable app or on your Smart Speaker (by asking ‘Play Roch Valley Radio’). For more information, head to the Roch Valley website HERE.
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