Cup tie switch as Lin­nets fail to get venue’s ap­proval

Ormskirk Advertiser - - Sport -

BURSCOUGH have been forced to give up home ad­van­tage for this week­end’s FA Vase First Round Qual­i­fy­ing clash against Hal­lam Town af­ter the club failed to gain FA/league clear­ance to stage the tie.

The Lin­nets an­nounced on Sun­day af­ter­noon that de­spite the best help and guid­ance given to them by the North West Coun­ties Foot­ball League, they would be switch­ing the venue.

‘‘Time has got the bet­ter of us in get­ting the new sta­dium cleared through FA/league grad­ing in time to stage our FA Vase tie,’’ said the club’s Twit­ter ac­count.

‘‘The tie has now been switched to Hal­lam FC for which we thank them for their sup­port. Also the @NWCFL for their help and guid­ance in these fi­nal stages.’’

The change had been flagged up by the Sh­effield club on Satur­day af­ter­noon, when the club’s Twit­ter ac­count read: ‘‘Our game against BurscoughF­C1946 will now be played at HOME due to a change of venue be­ing re­quired.’’

The North­ern Coun­ties East Foot­ball League Di­vi­sion One side, which plays at a level be­low Burscough in the pyra­mid, added: ‘‘We apol­o­gise for any con­ve­nience (sic), how­ever the de­ci­sion was only made ear­lier to­day.’’

Tick­ets went on sale at the start of this week with no tick­ets avail­able on the day of the match.

BURSCOUGH came away from Pilk­ing­ton FC with a 3-1 vic­tory in Satur­day’s friendly match at St He­lens.

Lin­nets, who were the bet­ter side in the first half, scored through Adam We­ston and a brace from Josh Quar­less.

Last Wed­nes­day evening saw them come away with a 5-2 vic­tory at Garstang, with goals from We­ston (pen), Gib­son, Quar­less, Robin­son-Mur­ray and Quirk mak­ing it a goalfest at the River­side.

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