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PREVIEW: Trafford

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City of Liverpool v Trafford

NPLNW

Tuesday 20th October. 19:45 KO

Covid-19

Due to local lockdown restrictions coming into force we are returning to a Phase 2 capacity of 400 for the Trafford game.

In order for non-league football to be back playing regularly we have new rules we have to adhere to concerning Covid-19. Capacity is limited to 400 and it is an ALL TICKET MATCH. If you haven’t bought a ticket online please don’t turn up as there is no cash turnstile and you will be refused entry. Tickets can be purchased via Skiddle and supporters are encouraged to buy their tickets as early as possible.

Please be respectful of our volunteers who will be trying to ensure people stick to the guidelines. It is important for everyone’s health that these are adhered to, particularly as there has been a rise in cases recently and so we can all keep watching the Purps in as safe an environment as possible.

As per previous club communications, there will be a one way system in place around the ground, and temperature checking will take place at the turnstiles. It is compulsory for all supporters attending the match to adhere to social distancing and attendees must also wear a face mask.

There is no clubhouse/bar facilities as we are in Tier 3 lockdown. Spectators are allowed to bring their own refreshments but please take all litter away with you.

Please review the Spectator Guidance: COLFC v Trafford FC article issued by the club over the weekend, which contains all the relevant COVID procedures we’ve put in place for this fixture to keep everyone safe.

It’s the responsibility of all visitors to the stadium to adhere to the guidance and follow the advice of our volunteers at all times, which is essential if we are to continue to host matches in front of supporters.

Preview

City of Liverpool go into this League game off the back of a pulsating 2-2 draw away at Prescot Cables.

Ello’s Purps could have had the game won at half time such was the dominant nature of their 1st half performance.

Alas they went into the break only 1-0 up courtesy of skipper James McCarten 1st Purps goal and Cables came out for the 2nd half rejuvenated, equalising after a soft penalty was given and going 2-1 up from a deftly delivered free kick.

The Purps weren’t behind for long as Jamie McDonald stole in from Owen Wheeler long ball and deftly lift his shot over the Cables keeper.

At 2-2 it was end-to-end stuff as both teams pushed looking for a winner and it could have gone either way. It was a belter 10A Derby, just a shame it was behind closed doors and no fans got to see it live.

On Saturday we were due to host Cleethorpes Town at home in the FA Trophy 2nd Qualifying Round however that game did not go ahead.

Cleethorpes took the decision on Friday afternoon to pull out citing fears over Covid-19.

The FA deemed the tie was safe to play after assurances from Sefton Council that our ground meet all the Covid regulations and as such that Cleethorpes forfeit and City of Liverpool were placed into the next round.

Trafford arrive at the Berry Street Garage Stadium currently in 11th place in the division on 6 points.

They have played 5, won 1, drew 3 and lost 1. However their only loss of the season came last time out in the league, a 5-1 away defeat to Marske United.

This will be only the 2nd ever meeting between the two sides. In our first meeting Tom Peterson twice put us ahead only for Trafford to equalise twice to ensure it ended in a 2-2 draw.

 

Past Meetings

24/10/19 Trafford 2-2 COLFC

(No highlights available)

 

Travel

Supporters are reminded of the club Statement on Supporter Travel issued last night.

Due to new guidance issued from Sefton Council about Tier 3 Covid restrictions we can only sell tickets to residents with a postcode within the Liverpool City region.

Please do not try to purchase a ticket if you aren’t a resident of the Liverpool City region as there will be online postcode checks, if you purchase from outside the region this will invalidate the ticket and no refunds will be given.

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