Ramsbottom United have announced their pre-season schedule.
Mark Fell’s men will start with a trip to West Lancs League Premier Division side Tempest on the 8th of July for an early (12 noon) kick off.
Then comes the first of the professional sides as SkyBet League 2’s Accrington Stanley visit the Riverside on Tuesday the 11th July at 19:45, with John Coleman bringing a strong side including a mixture of his professionals and trialists.
The games continue with a local derby on Saturday 15th July as we face Haslingden St Mary’s at South Shore Street for a traditional 3pm kick off. Hassy had a superb 2016/17 season, winning Division 1 of the West Lancashire League with striker Tom Hulme scoring 33 goals.
Then comes two big hitters at home, with a Welsh jaunt in between. Blackburn Rovers kick off a busy 10 days when they arrive at the Riverside on Wednesday 19th July (19:45 kick off) and just 3 days later the Rams are on their travels again as they head to Wales to play Caernarfon Town on Saturday 22nd July, an exciting day out in prospect for players, staff and supporters with some valuable team building time along the way.
Fleetwood Town are next at the HWRS as Friday night football returns to Ramsbottom on the 28th of July.
Finally the boys head to the seaside to take on NWCFL side AFC Blackpool for their final test on Saturday 5th August.
Source: Ramsbottom United