Friday, January 26, 2007

Expect Delay's On Cup Day


MOTORISTS have been warned to expect delays in Colne tomorrow afternoon as crowds flock to and from Holt House.

Colne FC's third round D-Zine League Challenge Cup tie against FC United of Manchester is expected to attract the highest crowd of the season.

Up to 1,600 tickets have been made available for the Reds' clash with the First Division leaders, which will kick off at 2 p.m. The club is hoping to have arrangements in place with Colne and Nelson Rugby Club to allow travelling supporters to use its facilities.

Sgt John Fryer, of Colne police, said: "FC United do have a very good following, considering the level they're at. Most of their supporters tend to travel on coaches, which will help keep disruption to a minimum. But people should expect some minor delays before and after the game. We don't envisage any problems, though."

Tickets will be available on the gate, priced at £5 for adults and £2.50 for concessions. Stand tickets priced at £6 will allow supporters to access the bar area.