Thursday, August 18, 2011

Chorley’s game with FC United made all ticket after meetings with the police

 Source: Chorley Guardian

 Chorley FC’s hotly-anticipated home match with FC United of Manchester on September 10 will be all ticket after talks with the police.

Magpies fans hoping to watch the big clash will need to collect a voucher in order to be able to buy a ticket.

Vouchers were given out at last night’s home opener against Frickley Athletic, and will also be available to anyone attending Saturday’s home game against Buxton and the clash with Marine on Monday, August 29.

About 500 tickets will go to season ticket holders. The match may also be moved to an earlier kick-off time, though this has yet to be confirmed.

The club is determined to prevent a repeat of the crowd trouble that marred February’s game with Chester

Manager Garry Flitcroft hopes a huge crowd will turn up to cheer on his charges in what is likely to be one of the biggest games of the season.

He said: “When we came up into this league the games we looked for were Chester and FC United.

“It’s a big advantage if we can get the ground full of Chorley fans.We will need them on the day, because FC United are going to be pushing at the top of the table for definite.

“If we can outnumber them I think we will be in for a really good day.

“We are going to need the backing of as many people as we can get.”

Details of when voucher holders will be able to buy their tickets are yet to be announced.FC United fans will be able to buy tickets for the game through their own club, and details of this will also be announced in due course.

Chief Insp Richard Robertshaw said: “When the fixture list came out we had a meeting with the club to discuss the game against FC United.

“Both ourselves and the club recognised that it was likely to attract a significant amount of interest.We’re pleased the club has taken steps to ensure the safety of the fans for what promised to be an excellent game.”