Golcar United will have the biggest attendance in their history when they host league leaders Bury AFC in the last game of the regular season. The Weavers are encouraging supporters to buy tickets now as they are selling out fast.
The current biggest league attendance in the club’s history was set earlier this season when United faced Holker Old Boys at the Skye Direct Stadium. There were 645 supporters there on the day. However Golcar United secretary Ben Senior says that attendance has already been smashed with over 800 tickets already sold for the Bury game.
Golcar will have hoped to have sealed a play-off spot at least before the end-of-season showdown between, arguably, the division’s two outstanding teams.
On the big clash on Saturday April 2, Senior said: “We are very excited for this game and it will be the biggest in the club’s history. We want it to be a real celebration of all the hard work put in by everyone at the club.
“Three years ago we were playing amateur football and in April we will be playing a former football league club. It’s just unbelievable when you look at our rise over the last few years.
“Obviously there is still much to do before then and we have to keep winning games. I would expect Bury to have the league wrapped up by the time we play them but you just never know.
“Bury have sold out their allocation of tickets and so we are encouraging local people to snap up the rest. The lads have done tremendous all season and we never expected to be in this position.
“We want to see as many Huddersfield people come to the game as we are allowed to cheers us on. If you contact the club over social media you will be given a password which will allow you to access your ticket when buying it.”
One person who Senior believes has been integral this season in helping to boost the crowds is committee member Lee Morris.
Senior said: “Lee has done an amazing job and worked extremely hard on not just this game but all season. He sells away tickets, produces the programme and controls social media output plus much more.
“He hasn’t been given the credit he deserves and so it’s only right I mention him. He has worked ever so hard on the Bury game and it’s down to him and others that we have already sold the amount of tickets we have.”
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Golcar sit second in the North West Counties Division One North table on 62 points. They are 10 points behind leaders Bury AFC. Their last outing was a 1-1 draw with Pilkington at the start of the month.
In recent weeks the Weavers have had two of their fixtures postponed, firstly against Nelson away and then Ashton Town at home twice. These fixtures have been rearranged.
Golcar have eight league fixtures remaining and Senior insists despite the postponements spirits are still high around the club.
He said: “Yes it’s disappointing we’ve had our games postponed and it means we’ve had to cram them into a busy schedule but there’s not much we can do about it, we just need to get them played.
“All games need to be played by the Bury game on April 2. There is still lots of positivity around the place, the lads are training hard and we will be ready to go again this weekend.”
Golcar travel to Ilkley on Saturday (February 26) for a 3pm kick off.