THE MANCHESTER Premier Cup gets underway for Salford City on Tuesday night when they host Irlam at Moor Lane in the First Round (KO 19:45).
It was at the same stage of the competition last season where the sides met, and The Ammies came away from Silver Street with a 4-0 victory.
This is The Mitchells’ first visit to Moor Lane though, and they will be arriving in good form having lost just one of their last six outings.
There was change at the club in the summer as manager Steve Nixon moved up to become the club Chairman, with Michael Dodd taking over First Team affairs having been part of the backroom staff.
Dodd’s side are comfortably mid-table in the NWCFL Premier Division as they continue to build, and will be hoping to make a decent account of themselves on Tuesday.
Last season The Ammies reached the semi-final where they lost 2-1 at Stalybridge Celtic, who went on to lose 1-0 to FC United in the final at Boundary Park.
Salford haven’t won the competition since 1978-79, when they club was still Salford Amateurs and the competition was known as the Manchester Intermediate Cup.
We have reached the final three times since then, most recently in 2012-13 when we lost on penalties to Mossley.
This match is pay on the gate: Adults £5, Concessions £2.
*Please note that due to this being an FA Competition, season tickets are not valid so all spectators must pay-in.
If the scores are level after 90 minutes, the game will go straight to a penalty shoot-out according to the Laws of the Game.
Park and Ride will not be in operation for this match, please be respectful of our neighbours when coming to the game.