Workington v Gloucester City

\r\n\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nDate: Saturday 14 September, 2013\r\nCompetition: Skrill North\r\nVenue: Borough Park\r\nKick-off: 3pm\r\n\r\nOpponents: The Tigers will be facing their longest excursion of the season on Saturday, heading up to Workington for a fifth time.\r\n\r\nOur opponents are a club with an incredible history; after an original Workington Football Club disbanded in 1910, the current club started in 1921 quickly rising up the English leagues and recording an impressive Fourth Round appearance in the FA Cup, losing to Preston North End in the 1933/34 season.\r\n\r\nIn 1951 the Reds were voted into the Football League, although their first season resulted in the club finishing rock bottom, however they gained notoriety as for almost two years they were managed by the great Bill Shankly, who went on to revolutionise British football with Liverpool.\r\n\r\nIn 1958, Borough Park hosted Manchester United and the Busby Babes in the FA Cup 3rd Round, only a month before the Munich Air Disaster where eight United players lost their lives.\r\n\r\nFor two consecutive years they also reached the quarter finals of the League Cup, losing to West Ham United and Chelsea in those respective campaigns.\r\n\r\nHowever after being voted out of the Football League in 1977, in favour of Wimbledon, the club stagnated in the Northern Premier League before being relegated in 1998. They bounced back a year later and were again promoted in 2004 to the Conference North where they have remained since.\r\n\r\nForm Guide: The Reds have had a rather inconspicuous start to the season, only picking up four points from their opening six fixtures, the only victory coming against Stalybridge Celtic on Bank Holiday Monday.\r\n\r\nTheir most recent match saw a heavy 3-0 defeat at Histon.\r\n\r\nHistory: Since the Tigers debut trip to Borough Park in January 2010, they have picked up only one victory coming last season with Danny Andrew tucking away a late penalty. The two clubs have played eight times, with Workington marginally having the better record overall.\r\n\r\nWorkington wins: 5\r\n\r\nDraws: 0\r\n\r\nGloucester City wins: 3\r\n\r\nTeam news: Club captain Matt Coupe is still suspended, but will be travelling up with the squad and partaking in the warm-up beforehand.\r\n\r\nMatt Groves and defender Mike Green are both expected to be fit, but manager Dave Mehew expects the starting eleven from the 0-0 stalemate at Barrow to remain.\r\n\r\nYou’ll be able to catch full coverage of Workington v Gloucester City on Twitter (@GCAFCofficial) and Facebook (GCAFCofficial) from 3pm Saturday. Gloucester City’s Media coverage is sponsored by Baylis Motors.

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