Further statement on yesterday’s abandonment

The club wishes to add to the following statement that it made yesterday.

We note the many comments that have been made on social media,however we are unable to make instantaneous decisions and respond to the many reactions, and instead we have to abide by the league rules.

The statement we posted yesterday merely reiterated the rules that we have to adhere to following the abandonment of the game yesterday and was purely to let the fans know we would not be issuing vouchers as per league rules but nothing further could be sorted following the abandonment of the match.

We are not allowed to unilaterally announce discounts, free entry or any other concessions to an Evo Stik game without league approval.

When we hear from the League following our report that has been submitted we will announce provisions for the rearranged game.

We hope this clarifies the situation and once again apologise to all supporters who made the journey to the Butchers Arms yesterday


Abandoned Match against Glossop

Following the abandonment of the game this afternoon against Glossop North End following a floodlight failure in the 47th minute, the club apologises to all spectators who journeyed to the ground

Regarding refunds we would refer spectators to League Rule 8.32

In the event that a match is abandoned before Half Time,the club playing at home will issue a voucher to each spectator valid for free admission if the match is ordered to be replayed.

In the event that the match is abandoned during or after the half time interval the club playing at home is not obliged to issue such a voucher


Away trip for the next round in Trophy

Providing that they overcome Pickering Town in the First Qualifying Round replay tomorrow night, the Bloods will travel to the winners of the replay between Hednesford Town and AFC Mansfield in the next round.

The two clubs drew 1-1 on Saturday.Mansfield who were only formed in 2012 play in the Evo Stik East Division while Hednesford who won the competition back in 2004 and are known as the Pitmen play in the Evo Stik Premier Division


Bloods to travel to Atherton for Integro League Cup

The draw for the First Round of the Integro League Cup has given the Bloods a trip to last year’s winners and fellow Evo Stik West team Atherton Colleries.

The team will be hoping for a repeat of the last time they played at the ground in December 2017 when they won 5-0 in the League.

The tie will be played on Monday 17th September with a 7.45 kick off.



A look ahead to the FA Cup.

The Bloods are back in FA Cup action this weekend when they take on Blackpool side Squires Gate in the FA Cup preliminary round at the Butchers Arms (Ko 3.00pm)

They will be hoping to get further in the competition than last year when they reached the second qualifying round before falling heavily at Lancaster City.

Their opponents , who play in the North west Counties Premier Division,have already got past one round having beaten West Didsbury and Chorlton in the competition’s extra qualifying round two weeks ago.

If the game goes to a reply it will take place in ten days time in the week commencing the 3rd September.