A good day out, a new ground ticked off, there for Nketiah’s first ever goal and Barardi’s only ever second goal, and in the end a comfortable win. Plymouth took the lead on about 20 mins when Moore slammed home from about a yard. The away end is at the 'right' end if you're getting a bus back into town, so I managed to get near the front of the bus stop queue. Moor Lane Salford Lancashire M7 3PZ. Definitely not in Salford. Salford City will play AFC Fylde in the National League play-off final at Wembley next Saturday after beating Eastleigh on penalties at Moor Lane It was the second biggest league attendance of the season, so I think the Club missed a trick with loss of potential revenue. The Hazeldean Hotel sign, although large and red, isn't easy to read, so keep your wits about you or ask the driver to put you off. © 2021 Football Ground Guide. What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end and then other sides of the Peninsula Stadium? The nearest Metro Tram stop to the Peninsula Stadium is at Crumpsall, which is approximately one and three-quarter miles away to the east and would take about 35 minutes to walk. The pub which is literally outside the gates of St Mary's Church (which is handy if you want to also say a quick prayer for your team) offers up to four real ales, a couple of which are normally local beers. The ground will be on your left-hand side, right outside the away end. Doyle soon equalised with a shot from the left. The stadium has a capacity of 5,108 and is the home of Salford City Football Club. View on map. The ground is a very tidy ground, a lot of though I think has gone into its design. Grass Pitches. With a place in the play-off final at stake, Salford City FC welcomed Ashton United to Moor Lane, and what a game it was! Capacity: 5,108 Location: Moor Ln, Salford M7 3PZ. Skip to the content. I liked the club crest in the floodlights. From the outside, the ground looks like a do it yourself job, inside it’s all under one roof, the view is excellent with no supporting pillars. Five minutes later Plymouth retook the lead with Sarcevic smashing in a great shot from outside the box. As suggested on this website, after the game we headed away from the stadium by turning right out of Kersall Road and then left at the roundabout. The ground lies 4km north of Manchester city center but belongs to a different city. Dirty old town." The atmosphere was friendly and a bit of singing would break out, but as expected Salford are still to create a strong number of core fans and are a lot of people's 'second team', just like myself, so the atmosphere is still a bit lacking. When I go to a new ground I like to have a good walk around and take a few snaps. We followed the fans back to the bus stop and this time we got the X43 bus back to town with our £4 return ticket. Note that there is a residents parking scheme all around the ground rigorously enforced by traffic wardens, even at this game I saw somebody's vehicle being ticketed. A special mention for the pitch that looked dead flat with a good playing surface. Follow this road until you see a white sign on your left saying "City of Salford." As stated the facilities behind the home end are highly impressive, all made from containers with one being the club shop. Salford are being bankrolled which must be gutting for Bury fans who are only 10 miles up the road. It's an all covered affair which is completely enclosed. I did go once before in a Pre-Season friendly against FC United of Manchester, but the ground then was very much still a work in progress. Some residents have yet to get used to match days though, as two cars were trying to get down the road towards the ground without much success. I am not a fan of smaller clubs being bankrolled through the leagues in a similar way to Rushden, Fleetwood, Forest Green etc but Salford I feel are a little different. Overlooking the ground at the North Eastern corner is the tall spire of St Pauls Church and generally, there are a number of tall trees on view outside the stadium perimeter giving it a leafy look. The journey was easy on the Supporters Coach which parked a 20 second walk from the one turnstile. Get all the latest news, match information, … [9][10] The record attendance at the ground is 4,518 on 13 August 2019, for a 3–0 loss to Leeds United in the EFL Cup first round.[3]. Business & Management Consultants. A tidy little ground that has been completely rebuilt in the last few years to meet EFL standards. Given the cash injection from some of the Class of 92 and the amount of media attention the club get I was a bit disappointed by the ground. Au nord de Manchester, la sono de Moor Lane crachait les premières notes du célèbre “Dirty Old Town” d’Ewan Mac Coll. There seemed to be a lot of fellow groundhoppers there. I had intended to then catch a through train to Victoria but I was told that they weren’t running due to yet another driver’s strike, so I had to use a tram. So 2-3. Salford City Football Club Bijnaam: The Ammies Opgericht: 1940 Stadion: Moor Lane, Kersal, Salford: Capaciteit: 5.106 Voorzitter: Karen Baird Eigenaar: Peter Lim (40%) Phil Neville (10%) Gary Neville (10%) Nicky Butt (10%) Paul Scholes (10%) Ryan Giggs (10%) David Beckham (10%) Manager: Richie Wellens Competitie: Football League Two (IV) Eindklassering: 2019/20 (11e) Thuis. Earlier in the summer, I completed a charity trail of 101 large bee statues including bespoke ones at The Ethiad and Old Trafford. The stewards were friendly and the facilities average. I'm not saying it's a terrible away end, but it's certainly the only away end I've been in where screws have been falling out of the roof and where cracks in the supports have been duct-taped over! Took a full hour from the ground to the motorway due to road works. You'd think the billionaire owners could help them afford some new tills and get in staff who didn't undercook out of date food… Game: Poor from Salford, absolutely woeful from us. Nothing really, I, got a pint at the ground from one of the converted containers selling a decent pint of locally brewed Pilsener for £4 (excluding a voluntary tip). Having flown into Manchester airport it was just a quick nip round the M60 to our hotel which was just a mile away so we could walk to the ground. Two other neutrals and I were directed to the Neville Road entrance. With a place in the play-off final at stake, Salford City FC welcomed Ashton United to Moor Lane, and what a game it was! Once inside we found it a pleasant, modern if modest stadium, well suited to league football especially as it has cover on all four sides. Luckily by half time the rain had eased as there were very long queues for food and drink. Train from Meadowhall to Manchester Piccadilly then the X43 bus from Chorlton Street to Moor Lane then a five minute walk to the Peninsula Stadium. Il évolue depuis la saison 2019-2020 en EFL League Two (quatrième division anglaise). The Peninsula Stadium is a neat, tidy ground. Even Gillingham's trench is better. I like walking, but after the game I got 98 bus back to the centre of Salford, which took ten minutes. A dream of owning a football club the direction of which they could harness themselves. Check-out date Search. 0161 792 6287 Online. A fine game played in pretty dreadful conditions – gales, rain, hail and two teams going for the win. Food on offer inside the ground includes; a selection of Pies (all £3), Pies with peas and gravy (£3.50), Double Burgers (with cheese and/or onions £4.50), Burgers (with cheese and/or onions £3.50), Plain Burgers (£3), Hot Dogs (£3.50), Sausage and Chips (£4), Cone of Chips (£1.50) and Tray of Chips (£2, with curry or gravy £2.50). Not a bad atmosphere to be honest and the thousand or so Walsall fans make a lot of noise. With Salford’s promotion to the Football League, it was needed to re-complete the 92 (Again)! In 1989 floodlights were installed at Moor Lane and the club took the more ambitious title of Salford City. We left Bristol around 1.30 pm. I took a cruise along the Manchester Ship canal last year and had a brief glimpse of the stadium so wanted to see it close up. Considering that this was all done in just ten months, it is a remarkable achievement. Email. This is the first league game of the season I have been able to attend at the newly rebuilt Moor Lane Ground. I live in Cornwall but had already travelled up to Manchester and was staying there overnight. We didn’t really speak to any of them but they were harmless enough. There was a bit of commotion outside the away end which I stayed well clear of and I’m not sure what caused it. I walked but wouldn’t have done if it were a night match. Very non-league I felt. There was no sign of a ticket office. After a strong start by Salford Plymouth took the lead and went in 1-0 up at half time. Overall a good day out especially as we took a vast number of fans which is always nice to see. All of the others were a mixture of agency and brand new! I thought the stewards were fine but there was an incident in the Argyle end when one of the stewards celebrated when Salford scored an equaliser. Dean Brill made a huge save to keep the East Londoners in it and Orient improved after half time. It was clear in the opening stages of the game that both sides were apprehensive, not wanting to make the first mistake. Public Transportation to Moor Lane in Salford. There was also a burger van parked outside the ground on my visit. Concessions apply to those who are aged 60 and over, Under 16's and Students with ID. The pitch has quite a noticeable slope going down from the Moor Lane Stand towards the Nevile Road Stand opposite. I am pleased to report that this is not the case at Salford. No idea how a wheelchair user who needs a lot of assistance will be able to access this! 5,106 (Seats 2,240) Address: Like everyone else, it was my first occasion to visit this ground and over the festive period. Also, it was an opportunity to go to a ground I had not been before that wasn't too far away. Both ends are to be covered terraces, with seated stands running down both sides. Terrible game, but otherwise not a bad day out. Moor Ln, Salford M7 3PZ, Wielka Brytania: Description: Moor Lane. Chatted to some Ammies fans who seem delighted to be in the EFL. Many shirts were visible. In turn, the turnstile operator didn't even seem to know which stand he was working on and tried to pass me back to the steward. Could have and maybe should have set off earlier and had a quick pint in a pub on the way to the ground as there are none near the stadium at all. Red and White Away Kit: The disabled toilets bemused me, normally the easiest to access with no difficulty. Comments on getting away from the ground after the game. Salford started out the stronger side, scoring the opener on 13 minutes when no defender closed down Ritchie Towell and he thundered home a volley from the edge of the box. Salford City fans will need to travel a total of 4427.6 miles (round trip) to away matches There are also a couple of grim toilet blocks. Telephone: Tickets Line: 0161 792 6287. So please check signage on lamp posts for details of parking restrictions, as wardens out on patrol in force on matchdays. Friendly service and a decent hot drink. After speaking to a driver on the 97 he said I'd be better getting the 93 from the same stop as it actually went onto Moor Lane. It cost me £8 and of course, I then didn’t have a walk in the rain along Moor Lane. Overall we had a good day out, but as for going back, it's ticked off now, so probably won't bother. Salford City Council uses cookies which are essential for this site to work. Salford had the ball in the net within two minutes but it was offside. Qui voulez-vous voir gagner? As a segregated fixture, I was unable to walk fully around the stadium where there is no transfer charge to access the two sides of seating. There were quite a few Plymouth fans also staying in our hotel and they were pretty confident pre-match. A simple journey from my home in Essex. It was a game of two halves as it has been on several occasions already this season for Orient. I have been to the ground before to watch my local non-league team Maidenhead United when they were both in the National League. To the appreciation of the away support, Matty Kosylo equalised on 73 minutes only for the home team to grab the winner on 83 minutes which was probably deserved as they just about edged it overall. There are terraces behind each goal and seats along the side. Disabled access. So I've seen quite a bit. Seating down either touchline, then almost identical standing terraces behind each goal. All Rights Reserved. Pandemonium when we scored in extra time to win the match. If non-Midlands teams are playing, I support the home team, at least notionally. Moovit helps you find the best way to get to Moor Lane with step-by-step directions from the nearest public transit station. The comprehensive 60 page programme was only £2 and I scored badly on the “You’re the Ref” feature. It was interesting that a number of Bury fans were in the away end supporting Plymouth. View on map. However, the hype around Salford didn’t help. Mancunian Matters visited Salford City Football Club as the latest stage of major ground redevelopment nears completion. Two fast trains and one semi-fast got me home at bed time! This was the first game of the season for my team Leyton Orient and my first visit to Moor Lane. It was a two-minute walk to Bury New Road, where there was a frequent bus service back into town. Plus their booking system is straightforward and easy to use. The Moor Lane football ground is now unrecognisable from what it was like just a few years ago. As I’ve said above although the stands are a vast improvement on what was there before, it is still very much a work in progress. From the M60 at Junction 17 take the A56 towards Manchester City Centre. The home end had Ammies, Salford and Dirty Old Town banners. The home fans were more often than not converted from Manchester United to Salford and it showed in this pub. Although this stand on Nevile Road replaced the old Main Stand, it is the new Moor Lane Stand opposite that has more facilities, with glassed corporate areas at the rear of it. Both ends have newly covered terraces, with the West Terrace, being the first of the new stands to be constructed of the new stadium. Salford took a corner and the Maidstone number 15 rose high above everyone else and powered a header directly into his own goal. There are two bars. Opposite Church Lane on the Bury New Road is a Joseph Holt pub called the Red Lion, which also shows Sky Sports. The ground is not located in Salford itself, but in the nearby area of Kersal. Enjoyed this 5 goal thriller and got to my 92nd English ground, although the quest to get all the grounds will continue. I had a pie and a tea which did the job. The conditions were awful with strong winds and some heavy hailstorms which didn’t help the teams to play good football. I didn't sample food, but we both got a hot drink from the metal hut before using the toilets which were housed in a cabin type temporary structure, not the best of facilities. As Salford is in the middle of a residential area there aren’t many options so just went into the ground and got a beer from the kiosk. The latter song, associated/descriptive of old Salford, was used prior to kick-off and similarly Matchstalk Men on the final whistle. Salford fans made no noise at all. Didn't really speak much to home fans – there was a large contingent of people like us though doing the 92. The other stewards kept order well in that powder keg of emotion. Not a great game and having been to the reverse fixture which Salford won 4-0 I was expecting a similar scoreline but Walsall dug in and keeper Liam Roberts made some great saves. As mentioned we stopped off at The Kilton in Knutsford who put on a buffet for us Crawley fans (which as always is paid for in the £20 we pay for coach travel!). The vision of a new stadium for Salford City was first released in October of 2016, in response to rapid growth of the club following its 2014 takeover by the Project 92 (5 former Man United players and billionaire Peter Lim). Although the Peninsula Stadium is situated in a largely residential area, there are surprisingly no pubs close by. By train from my Rotherham base. There is absolutely nothing to do around Moor Lane so I just caught up with friends. The pitch is sloped towards the dugouts. Very much the same stands on all four sides but the ground is colourful, bright, spacious and appealing but I think it is only a matter of time before the stands will be replaced with more permanent structures. Half time at the kiosks, no milk for brews, no change and no cup carriers with 3 hot drinks, basic requirements sadly lacking. Salford grew in confidence as the game went on and won 2-0 and quite comfortably in the end, although a Stevenage player looked to have been pulled in the box at 0-0. The wild celebrations continued onto the streets outside. Stewards were fine, and the facilities are basic but new. A Plymouth supporting workmate offered a lift and I was only too happy to accept. The very impressive following of 558 visitors in a crowd of 2,420 mostly stood behind the goal with their self-effacing “Monkey Hangers” banner and were vocal. The old crest continued to appear on match programmes in 1989-90 but was then modified by the simple expedient of cropping out the surrounding lettering. Eventually, I found an unmarked gents in another such unit and I think the players occupy similar. The Peninsula Stadium! The stadium location was the only downside. Generally, I found the club staff and stewards to be both welcoming, polite and helpful. You can catch the X41 or X43 from Chorlton Street (Stop EZ) and it takes about 25 minutes and drops you off at the junction of New Bury Road and Moor Lane which is only a short 5 minute walk from the ground. The Park and Ride bus didn't turn up for the journey back after being assured it would return. 16 MOOR LANE. There is nothing really wrong with the facilities, they just could be improved. Search site. A great day with a famous last minute victory for Argyle which will remain in my memory for a long while. Moor Lane is the home of EFL League Two side Salford City FC who are co-owned by ex-Manchester United legends. Oddly at the back of the stand, there is a small area of standing, towards the East Terrace, which I can only think was placed there to replicate a traditional standing area from the old ground, as otherwise, you would expect it to be all-seated. The only negative comment is that Salford City didn't seem to recognise that there would be a good number of neutrals attending. Nightmare. Le Salford City Football Club est un club de football anglais fondé en 1940 et basé dans la ville de Salford. A bit unsure of the bus stops I walked about half a mile downhill, to Littleton Road until I reached a 93 bus stop to get back into Manchester. Buses seemed reasonably frequent. The game itself was a scrappy affair which the wind didn't help especially given the amount of hoof ball both sides indulged in. You'd have thought they'd be going mad with celebration! I think the experience has converted him into a West Sussex Red Devil . Eventually, after missing one poorly marked exit, we were back on the M60 and home in the Midlands in just over two hours. But once the home side took the lead it was an easy victory. Others had clearly had the same idea and the ground was already fairly busy. The away end was a little rowdy but the home fans seemed uninterested in creating an atmosphere. Wilson headed the equaliser into the top corner. The stands are small and just aluminum though at least they are covered. A nice easy journey of about an hour and three quarters up the M6 on the supporters coach from the Bescot though there didn't seem to be too many signs pointing the way nearer to the ground. Opposite was the similar North Stand. Choisissez parmi des contenus premium Salford City V Maidstone United Vanarama National League de la plus haute qualité. A sense of achievement having done the 92. The team dugouts are located at the front of this stand. Driving around Manchester was another story completely! It’s relatively local and a first encounter with Salford City. The cost is £2. The fans I met were friendly. Two pounds to park was a bargain as there was no additional charge for the bus. Salford had more of the ball first half and a lot of off-target shots so it remained 0 – 1 at half time. Dragon-Knight Consulting Limited. Then the Club are now showing their ambitions off the pitch as well as on it. This fact, the steel fences, and the containers used as food outlets gives the whole stadium an impersonal, industrial appearance. After all, it is a small ground! Inside it has an enclosed feel but with the back walls of the stand being wired fencing the cold air circulated around us making us pretty cold! Moor Lane is located just over two miles away from Junction 17 of the M60. 1978* Undersoil Heating: