22/23 Pre-Season Preview: Fleetwood Town U23s

The Lions are back at Nethermoor on Saturday for the final friendly ahead of the 2022/23 campaign with Fleetwood Town U23s the visitors in a 3pm kick-off.

Tickets can be purchased online in advance here, tickets will also be on sale on the day at the turnstiles with payment by cash only, it is also cash payments only inside the ground for programmes and 50/50 cash draw tickets. Food and drink from The Lions’ Diner and clubhouse food servery can be paid for by cash or card and the clubhouse accepts and prefers payment by card.

Tickets for all of our home friendlies are priced at £10 Adults, £5 Concessions (Over 65’s), Under 18’s & Students and £1 Under 11’s with 2022/23 GAFC Season Ticket Holders getting half price entry on production of their season ticket at turnstiles 3 and 4.

Previous Meetings

It will be the first time we have clashed with Fleetwood’s development side who have also lined up a friendly with our league opponents Ashton United.

Important Season Ticket Information

Season tickets can be collected from turnstiles 3 or 4; half price entry for season ticket holders is only through turnstiles 3 and 4. This will be applicable for all pre-season friendlies.

If you would like to purchase a season ticket in advance of a pre-season friendly, please ensure that your application and payment is submitted 24 hours before KO, to allow us to process your application.

A Look At Fleetwood U23s

Managed by former professional footballer Stephen Crainey Fleetwood just missed out on the Central League title last season.

They defeated AFC Blackpool 2-0 in their opening friendly earlier on in July.

Crainey has been at the helm since 2019 and has seen several players progress through to The Cod Army’s first team.

A Look At The Lions

It has been a positive pre-season for Danny Ellis and Danny Forrest’s men with wins over Bury AFC, York City, Darlington and Bradford (Park Avenue) before the final friendly.

The new management duo will be looking to finalise their squad going into the final week of pre-season following the arrival of two new trialists who netted against BPA at Horsfall on Saturday to complete the comeback.

Spencer Harris and Charlie Wood made their debuts at Horsfall and will be hoping for more minutes on Saturday.

In Summary

The ‘Raise the Roof’ fundraising campaign will continue with donation buckets all around the ground if you would like to give your support.

The new home and away shirts will once again be on sale in the Club Shop alongside new leisure wear and much more.

Tickets for the game with Fleetwood Town U23s can be purchased at the turnstiles on the day with cash payment only or online in advance here.

Don’t forget to pick up a pre-season programme for just £3, it is packed full with exclusive content including interviews with Danny Ellis, Danny Forrest, a preview of the clash with Fleetwood and much more. Take a look at what’s inside here.