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FA Cup encounter starts the season for the blues

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Skelmersdale United’s 2022-23 season kicks off this Saturday 6th August, when the face Padiham in the FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round, after a successful pre-season which saw the Blues trounce Charnock Richard 6-0 and last week defeated Welsh Premier side Flint Town with the games leaving Manager Paul McNally with a selection headache.

“Those last two performances were of the highest standard, we have brought in new experienced players and a few young lads who have all gelled well, it is going to be a difficult decision to select a starting line-up, we have many options in all areas”.

However the game will again be transferred to Burscough’s Community ground due to the on-going problems at their home ground at the JMO. United Chairman Gordon Johnson is urging the supporters to come along and back the side during the difficult situation the club finds itself in “we are working very hard to get the problem resolved as soon as possible”.

The game kicks off at 3pm, Gate Admission Price – Adult – £9.
Concession Admission Price – £6.
Children Admission Price 16 and under – £2, 16 – 18 – £3.
The new style programme will also be on sale inside the ground priced at £2.


United have also announced today that former Midfield maestro Abdul Djalo will be returning to the club on loan from Macclesfield, Abdul was a integral part of the United set up before his move to the Cheshire side in November last year. Paul McNally has said of the new arrival “Adbul didn’t get the chances he obviously deserved at Macclesfield and when he became available there was no question that we would be interested in his return, all the supporters know what he is capable of and we look forward to working with him again”.

Should United get past Padiham they will face either Prescot Cables or Ashton Athletic in the next round.

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