Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Great Yarmouth Town FC

The Grandstand at Wellesley Road, Great Yarmouth Town FC

Pay What You Want admission this Saturday (4th March) for the 3pm kick-off between Great Yarmouth Town FC and Felixstowe & Walton United in the Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties League Premier Division.

Five for the Weekend

A handful of matches that may of interest over the weekend.

With Newport County facing a big relegation battle against Leyton Orient in League Two, ticket prices at Rodney Parade have been reduced to £10 for Adults, Young Adults and Seniors and £1 for Under-16’s.

At the time of writing, the two sides occupy the bottom two places in the division and defeat for either on Saturday will make avoiding the drop into the National League very difficult indeed.

Grays Athletic
host Met Police on Saturday (at Aveley FC) and there is a special offer on admission for season ticket holders from any Premier League or Football League club.

Show your season ticket at the turnstiles and it will cost you just £1 to watch the game while those aged 16 and under always pay just £1 for home matches at Grays, where supporters successfully completed the transfer of ownership of the club earlier this season and where the local community have a true say in its running.

There is a big game at the top end of the National League North as leaders AFC Fylde travel to face play-off contenders Harrogate Town at the CNG Stadium.

Home season ticket holders can bring a ‘Friend for a Fiver’ (£1 for Under-18's) with the club also promising ‘a number of other activities and incentives for those who do attend’.

Stretching the weekend into Monday evening and Dover Athletic take on Folkestone Invicta in the Kent Reliance Cup semi-final.

Admission to Crabble for the 7:45pm kick-off has been reduced to £5 for all with free entry for Under-11's.

And in the FA WSL Spring Series, Durham Women host Sheffield Ladies at New Ferens Park, kick-off 12pm on Sunday at New Ferens Park.

Admission to watch the Wildcats is priced at £5 Adults (£2.50 for season ticket holders of other WSL clubs), £2 for U16's, Students & OAPS and £12 for a Family of Four.

Saturday, 25 February 2017

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Friday, 24 February 2017

League One Football For £1 At Rochdale

Good times at Spotland, or the Crown Oil Arena as it is currently known, with Rochdale pushing for promotion from League One and in a healthy financial position that was boosted recently by a sell-on fee received from the sale of Scott Hogan by Brentford to Aston Villa.

Competition remains fierce in the local area, from the big boys of Manchester (and the never-ending diet of live, televised action) to the thriving Non-League scene but, from a distance, Rochdale seem to be in a good place to survive and thrive whatever division they may be in.

It is a far cry from the hand-to-mouth existence of the mid-1990’s as the club board and staff toiled endlessly to keep football alive in the town, a period chronicled superbly in the book
‘Kicking In The Wind’ by Derick Allsop, which went behind the scenes at Spotland for the 1995/96 season.

To gauge interest in a special season ticket offer for next season,
Rochdale are offering admission to all, home and away supporters, for just £1 when Port Vale visit on Tuesday (28th February) for a League One fixture of importance at both ends of the table.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Countdown Begins To Women’s Champions League Final

Two days before the Principality Stadium in Cardiff plays host to the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final, the Cardiff City Stadium will be the venue for the showpiece occasion in the European club calendar for women’s football.

I was confident that the final, on Thursday 1 June, would be competitively priced but the organisers have really gone a step further by making tickets available at just £6 for Adults and £3 for both Concessions (65 and over) and Under-16’s.

The competition is currently, after a winter break, at the quarter-final stage with added interest coming along in the shape of American stars Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan,who have joined Manchester City and holders Lyon respectively.

City take on Fortuna Hjorring in their quarter-final and the second-leg tie will take place at the MCFC Academy Stadium on 30 March with a 7pm kick-off.

Tickets are priced at £6 Adults, £5 Concessions and £4 Under-16’s with a family ticket available, priced £18.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

York City FC

Bootham Crescent, York City FC

The entrance to Bootham Crescent taken on Wednesday afternoon after a disappointing home defeat against Gateshead the previous evening left the Minstermen still deep in relegation trouble in the National League.

Attention turns to the FA Trophy this Saturday when admission for the quarter-final tie against Brackley Town has been reduced to just £8 Adults and £4 Concessions.

On Saturday 4 March, it is Kids for a Quid for Under-11's when Eastleigh are the visitors.

And against Braintree Town on 1 April, Season Ticket Holders can bring a friend for a fiver.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Five for the Weekend

A handful of matches that may be of interest over the weekend…

I keep meaning to make a visit to Bootham Crescent before York City’s much-delayed new stadium does eventually come to fruition and this Saturday would have been a good opportunity if I wasn’t otherwise engaged.

The Minstermen entertain National League North side Brackley Town in the quarter-finals of the FA Trophy and admission prices for the 3pm kick-off have been reduced to £8 Adults and £4 Concessions.

Also in the FA Trophy, Tranmere Rovers have reduced admission prices for the visit of fellow National League side Barrow. Getting into Prenton Park on Saturday will cost £10 Adults, £5 for and £1 for Under-18’s.

The second ‘Football for a Fiver’ match of the season at the Valley sees Charlton Athletic entertain Bury in League One.

AFC Telford United host international action on Saturday as England Women Under-17’s take on their USA counterparts in a warm-up for the Elite Qualifying Round tournament next month that will determine participants in the European Championships.

Admission to the New Bucks Head is £3 Adults, £1.50 Seniors and £1 Children.

And, probably the pick of the week, in the Sydenhams Wessex League Division One, Alton FC are marking half-term by making everything half-price for the visit of Andover New Street to The Enclosure.

That means admission is £3 for Adults (free for Under-18's), tea and coffee is 50p and a jumbo hot dog is just £1.

Don't forget also, 'Pay What You Want' at Fairford Town on Saturday and free football at a trio of Championship grounds on Monday evening.