Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Bumper crowd expected for United ‘rebel team’ visit

By Mike Dawber

A bumper crowd is expected at the Chorley Nissan Victory Park Stadium on Saturday for the visit of rebel' team FC United of Manchester.

Newly promoted FC United regularly attract attendances in excess of 2,000 for home fixtures and are likely to bring a sizeable travelling support for the match against the Magpies.

It has been a mixed start to the season for United who lost their first league two matches of the season but won their next two.

They then were defeated 2-1 at Fleetwood in the FA Cup and could only draw away at Woodley Sports last week.

Chorley are desperate to pick up points after last week's heavy defeat at Newcastle Blue Star which has left team fourth from bottom in the UniBond Division One North table having managed just one win in their first seven league matches.

Following police advice, there will be segregation in place for Saturday's game with FC United.

Travelling fans will be using the Duke Street stand and Ashby Street banking, while home supporters will be located in the Main Stand and Pilling Lane end.

There will some light segregation in place that will be maintained and managed by stewards throughout the game.

Chorley fans must access these area by walking behind the Duke Street.

In addition to the main turnstiles at the front gate, the Pilling Lane/Rangletts turnstiles will also be open from approximately 1.15pm.

If anyone wishes to help out on the day please contact Phil Haslam by mobile on 07779 281339 or at the club office on 01257 263406

9:21am today