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Lancaster City Pre-Season Schedule 2024/25

Lancaster City Pre-Season Schedule 2024/25

Luke Oakes27 Jun - 13:00
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Details and information regarding Lancaster City’s full pre-season schedule ahead of the 2024/25 Northern Premier League Premier Division campaign.

Club: AFC Fylde
Date: 5 July 2024
Kick-Off: 7pm
Location: Giant Axe, LA1 5PE
Tickets: LCFC vs. AFC Fylde
Background: With the Dolly Blues back in training, their first pre-season fixture comes in the shape of AFC Fylde. The Coasters will travel to the Giant Axe on the 5th July within scheduled kick off time of 7:00PM. The Coasters are familiar opponents to Lancaster City as Paul Jarvis scored a quick fire double against them to ensure Lancaster City’s place in the next round of the Lancashire FA Challenge Trophy in 2023/24. Last term, the Coasters finished 18th in the National League, narrowly avoiding relegation to the National League North.

Club: Altrincham
Date: 13 July 2024
Kick-Off: 2pm
Location: Giant Axe, LA1 5PE
Tickets: LCFC vs. Altrincham
Background: A second consecutive home fixture comes when Altrincham visit the Giant Axe on 13th July. Fans will be familiar with the Robins as this fixture was introduced last term. A singular goal from triallist Aaron Bennett earned Lancaster a 1 - 0 success. The Robins had an impressive season last term as they finished inside the Play-Offs in fourth. Alty were defeated by eventual promotion winners Bromley but are well-placed for another promotion bid.

Club: Radcliffe
Date: 20 July 2024
Kick-Off: 2pm
Location: Isle of Man
Tickets: Travel, Accommodation & Ticket or Ticket Only
Background: After several years of Dolly Blues clamouring for a pre-season away trip, Chris Willcock secured Lancaster City a trip to the Isle of Man in the Summer Festival of Football. On 20 July at 2pm, Lancaster will face Radcliffe. 'Boro also had a successful season last term as their dominance was rewarded with promotion to Vanarama National League North. The two sides were involved in two highly competitive fixtures last season with nine goals scored across the two games.

Club: Chester
Date: 21 July 2024
Kick-Off: 11am
Location: Isle of Man
Tickets: Travel, Accommodation & Ticket or Ticket Only
Background: Only a day after facing Radcliffe, Lancaster City will face another National League North outfit in Chester FC with the game kicking off at 11am. The Seals have been plying their trade in Step 2 of the Non-League pyramid since 2019. Last term, Chester finished in 10th position, securing their place in the division for another season. The last competitive meeting between the two sides came in November 2022 in the Isuzu FA Trophy. Despite taking the lead in the 40th minute through Sam Bailey, the Seals progressed Into the next round with a 2 - 1 win.

Club: Witton Albion
Date: 27 July 2024
Kick-Off: 3pm
Location: Wincham Park, CW9 6DA
Tickets: To Be Confirmed
Background: Following on from a trip to the Isle of Man, Lancaster City will embark on their travels to Wincham Park to face Witton Albion. Albion are members of the Northern Premier League Division One West where they just missed out on a Play-Off campaign on goal difference last term. Last season, Albion and the Dolly Blues met in Emirates FA Cup Second Round Qualifying, which Lancaster City won two goals to one.

Club: Clitheroe
Date: 30 July 2024
Kick-Off: 7:45pm
Location: Shawbridge, BB7 1LZ
Tickets: To Be Confirmed
Background: The penultimate fixture in the schedule comes when Lancaster City travel to Clitheroe for a Tuesday evening game. Much like the Altrincham fixture, City also travelled to Shawbridge last season to play an eventful pre-season friendly, which saw Lancaster City come out 2 - 3 winners. The Blues participate in the same division as Witton Albion and they ended their campaign one spot behind Albion in seventh.

Club: Accrington Stanley
Date: 3 August 2024
Kick-Off: 3pm
Tickets: LCFC vs. Accrington Stanley
Background: Lancaster City’s challenging pre-season schedule comes to an end when League Two outfit Accrington Stanley travel to the Giant Axe. Last season, Stanley endured a tough time in the Football League as they finished 17th, avoiding relegation to the National League by 15 points. Accrington's first team will be on show, giving Chris Willcock a stern test ahead of the Pitching In NPL Premier Division campaign. Stanley and the Dolly Blues have twice gone to multiple replays in cup competitions, in 1937 it took two replays to separate the sides in the FA Cup and in 1985's FA Trophy, it took three replays in the preliminary round.

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