After 59 games, we finally arrive at the finishing post with the visit of Winsford United back at the Neuven Stadium. Kids go FREE, so get your football fix this Saturday.
Having hit the 80-point mark with the comfortable win away at Barnoldswick Town on Tuesday evening, the lads will be looking to put on a show and finish the season on a high.
A win secures a fourth-place finish and whilst not what the manager and squad set-out to achieve when the first ball was kicked against Litherland last July, it has been a season of mostly high-points of which all can be suitably proud.
From three-replay victories in the preliminary FA Cup rounds, two against sides in higher divisions and being moments away from being in the hat for the first-round proper of the competition, to reaching the Quarter-Finals of the FA Vase and only exiting in heart-breaking circumstances on penalties and amassing 24 league wins so far.
Harry Brazel’s delicious lob to settle Tuesday night’s tie in the Pendle hills was the club’s 100th competitive goal of the season also. We have certainly had a lot to enjoy, which could be seen by the reaction of the supporters in the away end at the Douglas Bowl last week.
We enter the final game with uncertainty with regards to next season, the future regards the merger is unclear but hopefully most can be positively optimistic that the club will benefit from the results of the vote in a couple of weeks time.
But whatever happens, we have to celebrate the start that has been made in the re-birth of football in the town. Following the devastation that hit us all in 2019, it was the fans that stepped up, to make all you see before you. From scratch. That requires celebration no matter what.
Sing those songs, wave those flags and enjoy your football fix!
Unfortunately, our championship-winning ladies side cannot be on hand to receive their trophy from last week but as we have stated from the start, this club is all about inclusivity and it is #HerGameToo. We are delighted to be able to stage our u10s girls tournament on the astroturf outside the ground before the game, and will welcome them onto the pitch at half-time. We hope the players and families have a great day down at the Neuven Stadium.
Get all your match information below.
Opponents – Winsford United
Winsford United was founded in 1883, as ‘ Over Wanderers and played football in the Welsh Combination Football League. They changed their name and moved to their current ground, the Barton Stadium (then called the Bean Latham Playing Field), a few years later. However, after excessive spending, the club soon folded.
They re-formed just before the outbreak of the First World War, and re-grouped after this had finished under a committee led by Mr. R. G. Barton, becoming a founder member of the Cheshire League. From then until the late 1970s, Winsford United played football locally in Cheshire.
Being a member club of the NWCFL in 1982, Winsford United moved into the Northern Premier League (NPL) upon its formation in 1987 and finished in their highest ever position of runners-up in the NPL Premier Division in 1992-93. What followed was a dramatic fall down the leagues, with three relegation’s in four seasons and ending up in Step 6 for the start of 2003-04.
Promoted to Step 5 in 2007, Winsford play at Barton Stadium which was formerly the home of greyhound racing.
In our game against Winsford earlier this season, two tremendous volleys brought the three points home in a 2-1 win. Coverage of our game at Barton Stadium in January can be found below:
Online Tickets & Admission
Tickets for this game are available to purchase here.
- £8 – Adults
- £20 – Hospitality
- U16s – FREE
- £3 – Match Programme can be secured online to pick up at the ground
We are encouraging fans to please buy their tickets ahead of time. With the ground expecting to be busy for this game, purchasing tickets helps our volunteers in getting fans in the ground and reducing queues outside.
Pay on the day facility is available, via cash or card on the gate. If paying by cash, please try and bring the correct change to ensure smooth and quick entry to the ground.
The game kicks-off at 3pm, with gates expected to open from 1.30pm.
In The Ground
Our Matchday Programme (£3.00) will be available for purchase inside / outside the ground or secure yours online before the game at the above link.
Our ‘Pound for the Ground’ raffle tickets will again be on sale in and around the ground, £1 per entry. Find out about previous draws and collections made so far HERE.
The winning ticket will take home 40% of the pot on the day, with the remaining amount each week going towards the pursuit of our own ground. We thank you all for your contributions and hope you continue to support this initiative.
Travel & Parking
Address: Neuven Stadium, Colshaw Close E, Radcliffe M26 3PE.
Parking Facilities: There is a car park at the entrance but this is for players and match officials only.
Supporters can utilise parking at Radcliffe CC when available (at a cost of £2 per car, shown left), Radcliffe Juniors Car Park where there is space or around the ground in residential areas.
REMINDER: 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.
Travel by Car: Come off the M60 at junction 17 follow signs for Whitefield and Bury. Take A665 to Radcliffe via by-pass to Bolton Road. Signposted to turn right into Unsworth Street. The Neuven Stadium is on the left approximately half a mile turning into Colshaw Close East. Enter M26 3PE for those using Sat Navs.
Travel by Train: Get a train to Manchester Piccadilly Or Manchester Victoria, depart and make your way to the Metrolink (Tram) stop at either station and board the Bury Tram.
Travel by Tram: Get the Bury tram which comes every 6 minutes on a weekday and every 12 minutes on a weekend from Manchester Piccadilly or Manchester Victoria. Radcliffe is the final stop before Bury. After arriving at Radcliffe Tram Station, turn left out of the car park and walk straight to the top of the road (Spring Lane) at the traffic lights, turn right pass the Royal Oak Pub and follow the road until the next set of traffic lights near Tesco. Turn Right and head up Ainsworth Road, until you reach the Victoria Pub. Turn left onto Lowe Street and the Neuven Stadium is at the end of the road on the right turning into Colshaw Close East. The journey takes around 20 minutes. If you require anymore information ie: prices & times then head to www.metrolink.co.uk
Live Stream & Coverage
There will not be a live stream of this game, as this takes place within the Saturday afternoon blackout.
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.
Our matchday playlist is available below:
If you want your songs to be used in our playlist, get in contact on firstname.lastname@example.org or respond on one of our social media posts.
Matchday & Match Ball Sponsor
We are delighted to welcome Karman Digital down again to the Neuven Stadium for the game. Click below to see the work that Karman do!
Our Match Ball Sponsor has been donated via a raffle arranged by one of volunteers, Ryan Jackson-Fogg.