Spacious Place vs Northgate
Saturday 10th November 10.30am – SMCCFL Charity Cup Group C
Two games played. Three points claimed. Five goals scored. Six goals conceded.
The above could describe either of this weekends opponents. Going into the final game of the group stage of the Charity Cup both Northgate and Division 2 Spacious Place are inseparable, with qualification hanging in the balance in this important clash. A win for each team will put them through to the Quarter Finals. Defeat means exiting the competition. A draw makes things very tasty indeed. With nothing still to split the sides, a penalty shoot-out will ensue to decide who finishes 2nd in the group and claims automatic qualification. The loser of the shoot-out will then have to wait and see the outcome of results elsewhere as the best 2 of the 3 3rd place teams will also qualify. Got that? No…didn’t think so.
Keen to banish any last memories from St Kentigern’s, a very different looking squad has been selected this week, with just 5 of the 11 remaining from the worst defeat in the club’s history. James Sharrock returns in goal for a relieved Martin Harvey. Further returns are in store for Scott, Ward, Slade, Morgan, Heathcote, McNeill, meaning the only survivors from seven days ago are Harvey, Holden, Thomas, Campbell and Clark.
Towneley Playing Fields, Deer Park Road, Burnley.