Match Preview – AFC Liverpool (H)

Following our disappointing 3-0 defeat at Brocton last weekend, we look ahead to our upcoming FA Vase 4th Round clash at home to AFC Liverpool.

We welcome the North West Counties Premier Division side to the Abbey Stadium, where both sides will look to get one over each other by securing their place in the 5th Round of the competition.

Abbey’s impressive run in the Vase hasn’t gone unnoticed, as wins over Ashton Athletic, Hall Road Rangers, Parkgate, Carlisle City and AFC Bury have put Terry Hincks’ side in a good position going into this game.

The home side currently have only won one game since the triumph over Bury, with that win coming at home to Cammell Laird in the North West Counties First Division South.

The Opposition

AFC Liverpool are back in the 9th tier after securing promotion last season on PPG. So far this season they find themselves lying mid-table in the league standings, currently 13th.

They are currently in a good run of form, which has seen them go unbeaten in their previous five games. Most recently, they secured a 5-0 win over Litherland REYMCA on January 5th.

This season’s FA Vase run has seen them record wins over Charnock Richard (5-3), New Mills (5-2), Newton Aycliffe (2-1), Redcar Town (2-0) and Pilkington (1-0). They will be confident heading into this game and they will be hopeful they can use a higher league status to their advantage.


Tickets for Saturday’s game will be on pay on the day

Ticket Prices are as follows

  • £5 Adults
  • £3 Concessions
  • £1 U16s

The game kicks-off at 3 pm. Gates open from 1.30pm.

PLEASE NOTE: Manchester City play Chelsea in the early kick-off in the Premier League on Saturday at the Etihad Stadium. The game will finish around 2.30pm and traffic in the area is expected to be busy as a result. Supporters are advised to arrive early to avoid being impacted by this.

Travel & Car Parking

Address: Abbey Hey Football Club, Goredale Avenue, Manchester, M18 7HD

Travel by public transport
Services 201, 202 & 203 leave Manchester and head along the A57 towards Hyde and Stockport. Alight at Tanyard Brow (near McDonalds) before crossing the road to head down Woodland Avenue and towards the ground (approx. 1/2 a mile away).

Ryder Brow Train Station is also within 1/2 a mile from the ground which is served by trains from Manchester Piccadilly (heading for New Mills).

Travel by car
Take the M60 (E) towards Stockport, leaving at J24 (Denton Rock). Head towards Manchester City Centre on A57 for just over a mile before turning left at Woodland Avenue, turning right onto Ryderbrow Road, under the footbridge before turning left into Goredale Avenue. The ground is at the end of this road.

Car Parking

Supporter parking is available on site, but this is limited to those on a first come, first served basis. Local residential street parking is available, but we ask supporters not to park along Goredale Avenue (in lead up to the ground itself).

When parking locally to the ground, supporters attending the game are requested to be mindful of local residents. Please leave space for residents to access properties at all times.

Matchday Programme

A 48 page limited-edition programme will be available to buy on the day of the game.

This bumper-packed edition contains interviews with Abbey Hey manager Terry Hincks, Captain Aaron Fleming, Goalkeeper Ross Heywood, AFC Liverpool supporter Mikey Smith and MUCH MORE!

These can be bought on entry to the ground at the turnstile for the bargain price of £2.

Follow it all LIVE

Wherever you are, you can follow the action from the Abbey Stadium this weekend. You can follow our ‘Matchday Live’ Twitter feed which will keep you to to date with all the important match incidents.

Abbey Hey Live Radio will be broadcasting live audio commentary which can be accessed here Abbey Hey Live is on Mixlr. Mixlr is a simple way to share live au…


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