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MATCH PREVIEW: Kendal Town (h)

After a disappointing few weeks of results FC Isle of Man are looking for a turn in form when they return to The Bowl this Saturday to face Kendal Town.

Last time out they suffered a 3-1 defeat to a high flying Padiham side with Jack McVey scoring the only Ravens goal from the penalty spot in the 86th minute of play. Hear the post match reaction from Manager Paul Jones & Club Captain Frank Jones below.

We look forward to welcoming Kendal Town and their fans to The Bowl for just the second time. They last visited on the 7th January, a game that ended 3-1 to the visitors. We can expect goals with the last four Ravens game ending with 2 or more goals and the last 26 Kendal Town games! The previous two matches between FC Isle of Man and Kendal Town have averaged 4.5 goals with both teams scoring on both occasions.

Squad News

Once again there are some enforced changes to the squad this weekend. Jamie Corlett was shown a red card in the last few minutes of the game vs Padiham FC so is serving a suspension. Alex Maitland & Dean Leece unfortunately both got injured in the game so are unavailable. Jack McVey is also abscent as he is unavailable for selection this weekend.

These changes see the return of Callum Sherry, Ronan McDonnell, Michael Williams & Ryan Burns.

  • Jacob Crook
  • Ryan Burns
  • Sean Doyle
  • Tiernan Garvey
  • Danny Gerrard
  • Charlie Higgins
  • Frank Jones
  • Phil Kelly
  • Ronan McDonnell
  • Dean Pinnington
  • Eoghain Sherrard
  • Callum Sherry
  • Dan Simpson
  • Kyle Watson
  • Michael Williams
  • Ben Wilkinson

The history of our opposition (Kendal Town)

The present Club was originally formed as Netherfield AFC in 1919 when employees at K Shoes Netherfield factory were encouraged to form a football team. They were provided with land near to the factory at Parkside and began to compete in local leagues. In 1925 the team achieved its first notable success winning the Westmorland County Cup. 

The club then played in the local leagues like the North Lancashire and West Lancashire league before the outbreak of the 2nd World War. 

In 1945 the club joined the semi-professional ranks becoming a member of the Lancashire Combination League. Two Championship Titles came their way in 1949 and 1965. FA Cup success was quickly becoming a tradition having 5 appearances in 8 years in the 1st Round of the FA Cup with club’s best run was in 1963/64 reaching the 2nd Round against Football league side Chesterfield. 

The club changed its name to Netherfield Kendal in 1998 and changed its name to Kendal Town in 2000. 

Read more about our opposition in the programme!

Game Day

If it is your first time watching the Ravens or you have have travelled to the Island to watch the game this evening (welcome!), we have everything covered below in terms of the game day details!

FC Isle of Man’s home stadium “The Bowl” is based in our capital Douglas.

The pitch is a 3G surface and there are seats for up to 3,500 spectators, including a viewing platform for disabled users.

Getting here

Just a twenty minute walk from central Douglas, there is car parking on site and many bus services drop off on Peel Road, just a minute’s walk from the ground.

Address
The Bowl
Peel Road
Douglas
Isle of Man
IM2 1AD

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Gates to the ground will open at 5:00pm ahead of the 6:00pm kick off. We have two entrances, one at the main car park (Gate A) and another at the National Sports Centre end of the ground (Gate B).

We operate a strict no alcohol policy at The Bowl. If you are looking to meet up with fellow fans pre-match a number of supporters usually head to The Pinewood Social Club. This is open to both home and away fans.

Tickets

Tickets are available from TicketCo here and will also be available at the ground where cash or card is accepted. We do encourage purchasing your tickets online to avoid any delays getting into the ground.

General Admission £10.00
Concession (Ages 12-16, Students / Over 60s / Disabled) £5.00
Junior (Ages 5-11) £3.00
Child (Under 5) Free

Matchday Hospitality

In partnership with local business The Food Cellar, FC Isle of Man are pleased to be able to offer matchday hospitality to all match going fans (home or away). Recently opened on the doorstep of The Bowl, The Food Cellar is the newest café, deli and events space on the Island bringing you a place to relax, unwind and enjoy yourself before heading into The Bowl to cheer on the Ravens.

The hospitality package is priced at £45 and includes:

  • Homemade Burger & Chips
  • 2 beers or 2 glasses of wine
  • Matchday Programme
  • Team Sheet
  • Match Ticket
  • Priority Seating (half way line)
  • Complementary tea or coffee at half time

We are also pleased to be able to offer Ravens season ticket holders a discount of 20%. If you wish to use the discount please send us an email.

Matchday Programme

Our brilliant programme editor Manuela Swiatek along with The Ravens 12th Man put in a lot of work each week to deliver a high standard match day programme. The programmes printed locally by BHW Printgroup and are priced at just £2. They are available from both entrances as well as The Pinewood Social Club and this week in the programme we cover:

  • A thank you to new sponsors Isle of Man Steam Packet Company
  • Thoughts from manager Paul Jones
  • History of Kendal Town FC
  • Meet the Volunteers, Caroline Smith
  • Information on the Ravenscast
  • #ArronsSquad
  • IFGL Quiz
  • and much more

You can of course receive a FREE digital programme each week by becoming a Ravens Official Supporter. More details on that can be found here.

A pound for the ground & golden goal

To help raise money for the club we run two competitions on game day and it is your chance to support the club whilst being in with the chance of winning some money! Cash or card is taken for both and tickets can be purchased from the merchandise table.

Golden Goal

Each ticket for golden goal costs just £2 and contains a concealed minute, if the goal is scored in the minute you have then you have won! The winner will be announced over the PA when the first goal of the game is scored. The winner will receive £90!

A Pound for the Ground

New to FC Isle of Man and currently on a trial basis is a pound for the ground! The tickets are just £1 each and the winner takes 40% of sales. This operates like a tombola, where for each £1 you get a ticket with a unique number on. It is then drawn from the Ravens tombola box at half time.

Catering

We will have both Douglas Pizza Company and Prep Fresh at the ground on Saturday to keep you watered and fed! Douglas Pizza Company will be offering hot dogs, tea, coffee and confectionary. Prep Fresh will be offering brisket baps, tea, coffee and confectionary.

Please do support them.

Staying up to date with the game

We would love to welcome you to The Bowl but if you can’t make it due to other commitments or not being on the Island, don’t worry we have you covered!

Live Stream

Our live stream is available to purchase for just £6 or £4 if you are an Official Supporter. That can be purchased here.

Social Media

Our media team will also have you covered with a running text commentary on X with the half time & full time score also being published on Facebook & Instagram. They will also have a pre-match interview with Paul Jones & a player followed by a post-match interview with Paul Jones. These can all be watched on YouTube, make sure to subscribe to the official FC Isle of Man channel to be notified on all new videos!