Scarborough Athletic to hold virtual game to replace money-spinning clash against FC United of Manchester

Scarborough Athletic will once again be running a virtual match on Saturday - when they were supposed to be taking on FC United of Manchester.

By Daniel Gregory
Wednesday, 8th April 2020, 12:35 pm
Updated Wednesday, 8th April 2020, 1:00 pm
Boro were set to host FC United of Manchester at the Flamingo Land Stadium this Saturday
Boro were set to host FC United of Manchester at the Flamingo Land Stadium this Saturday

The club ran the virtual match for their scheduled home game against Gainsborough last weekend and over 115 fans bought tickets and other merchandise.

Boro’s game against FC United was set to be a huge money-spinner for them, with the promotion-chasers renowned for travelling in large numbers.

Fans can buy virtual tickets, chips and other merchandise and buy golden gamble tickets.

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For this Saturday’s game the club also have a programme for sale that can be downloaded as a PDF.

Chairman Trevor Bull said: “I’ve been in touch with FC United’s chairman and they were all set to come in big numbers, so it’s a big loss to the club.

“I’d like to thank all the fans who have supported so far and continue to do so.”

Saturday's virtual match ball sponsor is Supporting Choice.

For your chance to sponsor the final three virtual matches of the season contact [email protected]

You can buy your ticket and other merchandise for the virtual game here / Manchester United winger Jonathan Greening is the latest guest on the SN Sport Extra Time Podcast, sponsored by Askew Brook.

Episode 12 airs on Saturday, when Scarborough Athletic were due to host FC United of Manchester.

The Extra Time Podcast is available via Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud and other platforms.

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