Litherland REMYCA chairman Dom Rimmer is looking forward to Saturday’s clash with Congleton with both sides showing good unbeaten runs of form.
Litherland are unbeaten in their last six games in the North West Counties Premier Division and will be going into this game with fresh confidence. Despite sitting seven places below their opponents, Rimmer believes their current form has made the squad believe they can grab a positive result.
He said: “Looking back on our season we went to play on the Isle of Man on December 10 and we had about 14 points on the board. Now we’re up to 44 points with six games left of the season.
“We’ve been on two really good runs with six or eight games where we’ve had wins or draws and gone unbeaten, so yeah our tails are up and we’re looking forward to it but having said that the opposition’s quite formidable. We’re confident and we’ve got belief in our ability to get a result but we’re not underestimating the opponent either.”
Congleton come into the game in red-hot form, being unbeaten in their last eight games and progressing into the FA Vase semi-final with a chance to appear at Wembley. Despite this, Rimmer remains optimistic his side can put a stop to Congleton’s fantastic run.
He said: “It’s got all the ingredients to be a fairly tight and decent game. We scored five in our last game so if we can get the first goal and get off to a good start, I would fancy us to do something.
“It’s going to be tight but I’m going to go 2-1 to Litherland Remyca.”
The game is taking place on Non-League Day. Scheduled to coincide with the international break every year, the day provides clubs to promote the importance of affordable football and invites fans across the country to show support for their local non-league side.
It’s non league weekend, no premier games and an opportunity to support your local club.
Remy take on Congleton FC at Litherland Sports Park.
Both form teams on unbeaten runs.
Congleton into the FA vase semi final.
Will be a cracker.Admission, £5, £3 concessions,U16 w/ Adult free
— Litherland REMYCA FC (@RemycaUtd) March 23, 2023
Rimmer highlights some of the benefits of Non-League Day for fans who wouldn’t usually attend. He said: “They’ve tended to pick the weekends where the international break is on so the Premier League and football league games are not played so it’s an opportunity to attract people down and hopefully experience and enjoy non-league football for the first time.
“We always refer to it as affordable football, the standard’s good, a lot of these players have been at professional clubs. There’s a lot of skill and ability, teams are well organised and the other thing is it’s a relaxed atmosphere .You can come along and bring your kids, have a beer, have a coffee, something to eat and it doesn’t cost a fortune and that’s what it’s all about.”
To entice more people in, Litherland are offering discount to those who are season ticket holders of local professional clubs, so those missing out on football during the international break can still get their football fix.
He said: “If they turn up with their season ticket for any of the local big teams we’ll give reduced prices and hopefully we get amongst them, get chatting to them and encourage them to come back in the future.”
Affordable football tomorrow REMY v Congleton at LSP £5 adult £3 concessions, U16/w adult free.
Get down and support the lads on non league day.
You know it makes sense🔴⚫️⚽️
— Litherland REMYCA FC (@RemycaUtd) March 24, 2023
Starting in 2010, Non-League Day is something that Rimmer believes is constantly growing and hopes it draws more new faces to the club.
He said: “Over the last four or five years we’ve seen it grow and develop. The proof is in the pudding in how many extra people will be in the gates. We’ve had some good feedback so far and I’ve had 15-20 emails asking where the ground is from people saying they’re going to come down and have a look.
“It’s positive, it looks good and it’s another option in getting your football fix and hopefully gets people to return when their team isn’t playing.”