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Skelmersdale United Football Club, founded in 1882, have highlights in past games that the town of Skelmersdale should be proud of.
Skelmersdale United Football Club, members of the Unibond Northern Premier League Division One. They are a team with an impressive past and hopefully a future to match.
Main Sponsors for Skelmersdale United Football Club are Ashley Travel (Minibuses) Ltd - view the advert for Ashley Travel under Mini Bus Hire here on The Best of Skelmersdale.
Our town of Skelmersdale has a Football Club who are famous for appearing at Wembley in the FA Cup Amateur Cup finals in 1967 and 1971.
In 1967 they played Enfield in the final, drawing 0-0, but unfortunately lost in the replay at Maine Road, Manchester 0-3.
In 1971 the result was a 4-1 win for Skelmersdale United Football Club against Dagenham with Ted Dicken scoring a hat trick.
Skelmersdale United Football Club had tremendous support with crowds reaching between 1,000 and 1,500 during league games and increasing to several thousand during cup games. The record being 7,500 at the quarter final match against Slough Town in March 1967 with Skelmersdale United Football Club winning 1-0.
During the years there are many players who are now playing in the Football League and once played for Skelmersdale United Football Club. Here are a few:-
Steve Heighway - Liverpool
Micky Burns - Blackpool & Newcastle
Alan Bermingham - Wrexham
Norman Whitehead - Rochdale & Chester
Alan Mansley - Chelsea & Brentford
David Moorcroft - Tranmere Rovers
Peter Suddaby - Brighton & Hove Albion
Paul Clements - Oldham Athletic.
Other highlights for Skelmersdale United FootballClub are that whilst Steve Heighway was playing for them he gained an International Cap with the Republic of Ireland.
For further interesting facts about Skelmersdale United Football Club why not visit their website www.skelmersdaleutdfc.com. written by Executive Chairman Frank Hughes.
The website covers reports from all past matches, league tables, the Frank Report and future games to be played.
When you are wondering what to do on a Saturday afternoon, or sometimes mid-week, why not come along and support your local football team. Skelmersdale United Football Club - the atmosphere and team spirit is something our town should be proud of.
Refreshments are available and you are more than welcome in the clubhouse for a drink. (see our advert under 'entertainment')
This advert was written taking extracts from the Website of Skelmersdale United Football Club, copyright of Executive Chairman Frank Hughes.
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