Fresh from their midweek victory at City of Liverpool in the Northern Premier League, Skelmersdale United are back in action this Saturday, 20th August, when Prescot Cables visit the Community Stadium Burscough for the FA Cup Preliminary Round tie.
Despite being just 15 miles apart this will be the first meeting in FA Cup action since 1950 and only the 3rd time the clubs have been drawn together, all coming in the space of 4 years.
The first meeting in 1947-48 saw the sides draw 1-1 before Cables came to the High Street Ground and left with a 3-0 win – 1949-50 it was again Cables this time with a home win again 3-0, United then claimed the 6-2 win at High Street in 1950-51.
Paul McNally is looking forward to another “Derby” encounter “if its anything like Tuesday’s game it will be a thrilling game for the spectators”.
Admission Price for the Cup tie – Adult – £9.
Concession Admission Price – £6.
Children Admission Price 16 and under – £2, 16 – 18 – £3.
In the event of the scores being level after 90 minutes the replay will take place at Prescot’s Hope Street ground on Tuesday evening 23rd August 7.45 pm kick off.
Should there be a winner on the day then we should be facing Clitheroe at the Community Ground next Tuesday but that will also be dependent on their FA Cup result.
Keep an eye out on our Social Media channels for updated details.
SKEM UNITED LOTTO – Jackpot £500
Those heading to Burscough can also take part in the United Lotto, for just £1 you get two chances to pick 6 numbers from, this week 1-17 Get the 6 right and you could be in with a shout of the £500 Jackpot.
See Mal or Norman on the gate.
All money raised from the Skem Utd lotto goes back into the club to help fund what is hoped to be a successful Northern Premier League season.