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Holker v AFC Liverpool - Match Preview

This Saturday sees AFC Liverpool begin the defence of their Vodkat North West Counties First Division Trophy as they travel to Holker Old Boys.
This will be the fourth time in a little over a year that the Reds have played at Rakesmoor Lane in Barrow in Furness and so far it has proved a happy hunting ground with three wins from the previous three visits.
Last season saw a perfect record as the Reds recorded a   4-0 victory in the league cup and a 2-0 win in the league fixture. This season’s league encounter saw AFC Liverpool come away with a 6-1 victory.
However, this shouldn’t be seen as prelude to an easy victory for the Reds, as Holker are a match for anyone on their day, as has been shown in recent weeks. There have been wins against Barnoldswick Town and Leek CSOB in the league and the Old Boys only lost to a last minute goal against New Mills and took Conference North side Southport to extra time, so Derek Goulding’s men will have to be on top of their game to keep hold of the First Division Trophy.

Ground:  Rakesmoor
Address:  Rakesmoor Lane, Hawcoat, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA14 4QB
Telephone: 01229 828176

Directions: M6 to junction 36. Take the A590 all the way to Barrow-in-Furness. At the borough boundary continue along the A590. After 1½ miles you will pass the Kimberley Clark paper mill on your right. Immediately after passing the paper mill turn left into Bank Lane, signposted “Barrow Golf Club” on the left hand side of the A590 and “Hawcoat ¾” on the right hand side of the A590. Follow this road to the T- junction at the top of the hill outside the Golf Club. Turn left here into Rakesmoor Lane the ground is 200 yds. down the road on the right.

Nearest Railway Station: Barrow


Posted by:  karlos         Date:  November 26, 2009         Popularity:  350 views

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