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United on the telly – Harrogate Town v Skem on BT Sport Friday 7.15pm

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Friday night will see Skelmersdale United appear on Live TV when their game in the Emirates FA Cup is shown Live on BT Sports 1, the build up starts at 7.15pm, the game kicks off 7.45pm.

It is undoubtedly the biggest game in United’s history, the prestige of the Amateur Cup win withstanding.

United could have an estimated audience of approx half a million viewers and it is hoped that the population of Skem will be watching on the box, cheering on “The Blues”.

Can the minnows from the North West Counties upset the League Division Two outfit, there is a five division difference between the two clubs. Tune in to find out.

Chairman Paul Griffiths said ” We would have loved each and every one of our supporters could have been with us Friday night, the biggest game in the clubs history and we will not have any supporters present, which is a shame for everyone but at these testing times “Covid” rules must be adhered to”.

It’s the first time since 1971 that United have reached the first round and United manager Paul McNally said “it’s a great achievement no doubt, for the players, the management, the Directors and supporters. I can assure the supporters sat at home watching. That to a man we will give everything we have on Friday night. I know we are massive underdogs but if we can come of that pitch having given our all, who knows what can happen.”


United have an online Souvenir programme available for your viewing and is available HERE. If there is enough interest it is hoped that we can produce a printed version in the future, as a memento of the magnificent achievement. You never know, we may be able to produce one for Round 2.


Following the announcement from The FA confirming football below Step 3 will be suspended from Thursday 5th November.

The Health and well-being of all officials, players and spectators has always been the main priority We are naturally disappointed that football at Steps 3-6 has had to stop when these measures have been in place.

We will inform supporters of any developments as and when they occur.

When Football does resume United will be in need of a number of Volunteer Marshalls to make the JMO a safe environment for football to continue both with supporters and without.

If you are fit and well, any age, male or female then please contact Kev Panther.


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