Saturday, October 23, 2010

Big army of Bluebirds fans going to Gigg

 Source: North West Evening Mail

 AROUND 500 travelling Barrow AFC fans are expected to cheer their team on against FC United tomorrow (3pm kick-off).

The club have filled two coaches, while the independent supporters’ club are also running two buses to the FA Cup fourth qualifying round clash.

Other Barrow fans from across the country are expected to make their own way to Gigg Lane, with many set to join home supporters in watching the first half of the televised Premier League clash between Stoke City v Manchester United (1.30pm kick-off).

The East Stand will be open to AFC supporters, who should use turnstiles numbered one to six.

The game is pay on the gate. Admission prices are: seats – £14 adults/£11 concessions; terrace – £13 adults/£10 concessions; under-16s – £5 all areas; under-sevens – £3 all areas.

Any supporters travelling by train into Manchester should note that today and tomorrow there will be no trams running on the Bury line. This is due to work for the construction of the new tram stop at Abraham Moss. A replacement bus will run from Bury to Piccadilly, calling at all stops to Victoria then non-stop to Piccadilly Gardens and Piccadilly station. Passengers should buy their tickets from Metrolink ticket vending machines as normal, before boarding the bus.

If the game finishes in a draw, a replay will be played at Holker Street on Wednesday night.

The draw for the FA Cup first round will be televised live on ITV tomorrow at 12.30pm.

Barrow’s game at FC United kicks off at 3pm, meaning both sides will be in the hat, alongside high-profile League One and Two clubs such as Sheffield Wednesday, Southampton and Charlton, as well as Carlisle United and Morecambe.

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