Where to Go Pre season !

I  am guessing you are still taking in yet another tough start as far as opening month fixtures are concerned, but if we are going to do anything this term we need to play and beat the better teams at some stage, there will be no hiding away, so early doors will do for me, and I just might have a quid or two on us !
Meanwhile we have a clutch of  pre season friendlies approaching- the first two being away from Edgeley Park offer County`s travelling support the chance to gain an insight into how the new players signed by Neil Young are gelling.

Clitheroe FC

The first of these, on Saturday July 11 at 3 pm, sees County travel to Lancashire to take on Clitheroe FC of the Evo Stik NPL- the fixture being something of a `thank you' to Clitheroe after the deal that took Danny Morton to Edgeley Park.

For travelling County Supporters they should head off for.....
Pendle Road, Clitheroe,

The stadium has a capacity of around 2000 and admission prices are as follows.....

Adults                                     £5
Concessions/ Under 18 `s      £2

If you are hungry, you might try the ` Grub Tub' within the stadium, the pie & peas are reputedly a speciality!

Directions by Car:

A56 for 5 miles
A680 for 7 miles
Then left onto A59 for 1.5 mile, going 2nd exit through 2 roundabouts.
then  ist exit at roundabout onto A671 for 1.5 m
Right onto Waterloo Rd
Left onto Peel Street
Right onto Pendle Rd

Sat Nav Code; BB7 1LZ
Distance: 41.7 miles/ Estimated Travelling Time;  55 minutes.

Real Ale Possibilities:

0.2miles from ground on Lowergate is  the Buck Inn
We have no pic of this pub,so you may feel inclined to go for ....

Swan & Royal  which is also 0.2m away on Castle St, BB7 2BX.

The following Tuesday, July 14, sees County move on for a game against Welsh Premier Leaguers Airbus UK, managed by former County favourite Andy Preece.

 There`s a 7.30 pm kick off for this one and it will be an interesting early test for Neil`s men against a side fresh from competing in Europe.

Travelling supporters should head off for the Hollingsworth Group Stadium on Chester Road, Broughton, Flintshire, CH4 0DR.

The stadium capacity is 1600 , with seating for 500.

Admission prices are as follows......

Adults                             £7
Concessions                    £4
Accompnied Under 16`s £1  

Travelling by car take......

M56 to J 15
A55 to J36A
then Ist exit at  roundabout
then forward onto Fairfield Road

Total Distance: 46.2m
Estimated Travel Time; 55 minutes.

Sat Nav Code ;  CH4 0DR

On arrival...not sure about food, but as far as Real Ale is concerned, try these for size.....

Just 0.2miles away on Chester Road  is the Mill House.......

....then at 0.6m away on Broughton Hall Road, CH4 0QN we have Offas Dyke......

IO County.....enjoy!

Ian Brown


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