BRADFORD City are on an excellent run of form, but will have their work cut out tomorrow if they are to progress into the FA Cup Second Round.

Their first-round clash sees them visit League One side Shrewsbury Town for a 3pm kick-off.

The Shropshire outfit were a relegation rival of City's last year, eventually finishing two points clear of the drop.

The Shrews are making a better fist of things this year though. They sit 11th, having only lost four of their first 16 league games.

They also won last time out, a fine 1-0 home win over high-flying Peterborough United courtesy of Ethan Ebanks-Landell goal.

For anyone heading down to watch the Bantams tomorrow, here is all you need to know.


Venue: Montgomery Waters Meadow

Capacity: 9,875; 10,361 (with temporary seating)

Address: Greenhous Meadow, Oteley Rd, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ST


Tickets for the Bantams' trip to Shrewsbury went on general sale this Tuesday, with travelling supporters to be housed in the DM Recruitment Stand.

Admission prices are as follows:

Adults - £10

Concessions - £8

Under-18s - £4

Under-12s - FREE

Admission prices for non-season-ticket holders are as follows:

Adults - £15

Concessions - £12

Under-18s - £6

Under-12s - FREE

You can purchase tickets by following the web link provided by the City website on:

Should the match end in a draw, the replay will take place at Valley Parade on Tuesday November 19, kicking off at 7.45pm.

Admission prices for that potential clash are as follows:

Adults - £10

Senior Citizens / Students - £5

Juniors - £1


The main concern for the big day is how to get there, how long it will take to get there, and where on earth you’re going to park.

Train: A bit of a trek this one I'm afraid Bantams fans, with the whole journey likely to take around three-and-a-half hours.

Starting at Bradford Interchange, take a direct Northern train to Manchester Victoria, which should take just over an hour. Then hop on a TransPennine Express service from there to neighbouring station Manchester Piccadilly.

Then you'll have to catch a Transport for Wales train. That is going to Milford Haven but you'll be able to get off after about an hour when you arrive at Shrewsbury train station.

From there, it is a five-minute walk to the bus station, where you will need to catch the Number 27 to Bayston Hill. That stops at the BP Garage after just under 15 minutes, and from there, you are left with a 13-minute walk to the ground.

Car: This journey should take around two-and-a-half hours. Using the Interchange as our starting point again, it takes around three miles to get on the M606 from the A650 and the A6177/Rooley Lane.

Then merge on to the M62 from the M606 and stay on there for around 27 miles. Continue on to the M60 for just under eight miles before, at junction 12, using the two left lanes to exit back on to the M62.

After spending eight miles on there, use the left two lanes at junction 10 to take the M6 (S) exit to Birmingham.

Merge on to the M6 for about four-and-a-half miles, before making use of the left two lanes at junction 20A to merge on to the M56 towards North Wales/Chester/Runcorn.

That leg of the journey lasts for around 18 miles. Then at the 15-Stoak Interchange junction, use the left lane to follow signs for the M53 towards Chester/Wrexham.

You'll now need to continue on to the North Wales Expressway/A55 for five miles, before taking the A483 exit to Wrexham/Chester via junction 38.

At Post House Roundabout/Wrexham Rd Interchange, take the first exit on to the A483 and remain on there for 16 miles.

Strap yourselves in now (although you should of course have done this long ago), as this about to get very Sat-Navvy.

At Halton Roundabout, take the second exit on to Chirk Bypass/A483/A5, before, at Gledrid Roundabout, taking the second exit on to the A483/A5. At Five Crosses, take the third exit and stay on the A483/A5.

At the roundabout, take the first exit on to the A5. At the roundabout, take the second exit onto Nesscliffe Bypass/A5, before at Felton Butler Roundabout, making use of the second exit on to the A5

At Churncote Roundabout, take the second exit and stay on the A5, before also taking the second exit and remaining on the A5 at Woodcote Roundabout. Next, well you've guessed it, at Edgebold Roundabout, take the second exit and stay on the A5.

At Bayston Hill Roundabout, take the first exit on to Hereford Rd/A5112. Then at the roundabout, take the first exit and stay on Hereford Rd/A5112

At the roundabout, take the fourth exit onto Oteley Rd/B4380 and turn right. At the roundabout, take the first exit.

Finally, turn right twice before reaching your final destination, City's away game at Montgomery Waters Meadow.


Of course, you can park at the ground itself, but Shrewsbury's official website admits that places are limited for those that do no have a permit.

Not to worry, though, as the club lists this comprehensive lists of options on their website:

Montgomery Waters Meadow – SY2 6ST

Parking at the Montgomery Waters Meadow is mainly by permit but there are a limited number of passes available per game from the ticket office at the Montgomery Waters Meadow.

Tickets cost £10 and are available up until noon on Saturdays, and 4pm for midweek games.

Meole Brace Park and Ride - SY3 9NB

Meole Brace will be available for both sets of supporters to park for this match, with the walk to the stadium approximately 10 to 15 minutes.

Vehicles can be parked for £5 per car (cash only) and the club will be providing stewards for the park and ride

The Wild Pig - SY3 9JT

The parking fee is £5 per vehicle, which is to be handed to the car park stewards. In exchange, a car park ticket will be given and must be displayed in a prominent position in the vehicle. Vehicles will be required to turn left upon leaving the site.

The walk to stadium from here is approximately 15 minutes.

Pritchards - SY3 7QZ

The parking fee is £5 per vehicle, which is to be handed in to the car park steward.

The walk to the stadium from here is approximately 15 minutes.

Charles Darwin Public House - SY2 6HN

Parking is free for supporters who use The Charles Darwin before the game for food and drinks. It is a 20 minute walk to stadium from here.


The part of the guide you all look out for. Here are the best places to grab a pre-match pint.

Outside the stadium, behind the Salop Leisure South Stand is a small fan zone, which has bar facilities and away fans are able to enter.

A former visiting fan recommends the Wild Pig on Mill Street, which is as well as the car parking spaces mentioned above, has big screens and catering on matchdays, plus real ale from the Salopian Brewery.

Also handily located just up from the BP Garage across the road is the 'Flippin Fish' fish and chip shop.

The other pub he recommends is the Charles Darwin on Sutton Road. As well as the free parking mentioned above, It is family friendly, shows Sky Sports, as well as offering cask ales and food.

Opposite the pub is the Tasty Plaice fish and chip shop.

Another visiting fan recommended the Meole Brace Bowling club, saying that the nearby Wild Pig can get very busy.

Their large car park only costs £3 and the club has a bar and welcomes all non-member visitors whether home or away supporters.

There is a wide selection of beers and baps on offer there too.

According to another supporter, The Grove on Belle Vue Road usually welcomes a mix of home and away fans, with little trouble.

The pub is located just over a mile away from the stadium and is about a 20-minute walk. Next door to the pub is the 'Cod Father' fish and chip shop.

A visiting Exeter fan was taken by The Prince of Wales Hotel on Bynner Street.

Near the town centre in the Belle Vue area, the CAMRA Good Beer Guide-listed pub offers ale, food and a friendly welcome.

The pub also runs a coach to the stadium for each home game, which away supporters can use for £2.50 (if there is space). More information can be found on the Prince of Wales Hotel website.

One supporter said there are some other pubs and off-street parking to be had along the Hereford Road (A5191), going towards Shrewsbury Town Centre.

Otherwise, alcohol is available to away fans within the stadium before the game, but the bars close 15 minutes before kick-off, before opening again at half time.

Finally, there is a retail park nearby to the stadium, which has some eating outlets such as a McDonalds, Pizza Hut and a supermarket cafe.

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Q: Moss Rose was built in 1891, but only hosted league football for this first time in 1990. Macclesfield were a non-league side back then so who were the occupants?

A. Chester City


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