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Rylands drawn at home in FA Vase as keeper organises special charity night


by Garry Clarke

TABLE topping Rylands FC have been drawn at home against fellow NWCFL Premier Division side Bootle in the first round of the Buildbase FA Vase.

The tie will take place at the Gorsey Lane ground on Saturday 12th October, a week after the Merseyside team visit the ground in a league fixture.

Rylands FC are next in action on Saturday, 21st October, when they welcome Congleton Town to Gorsey Lane in a North West Counties League Premier Division fixture, kick off 3pm.

Rylands are currently top of the table and will be looking at consolidating their position against their mid table visitors who lost 5-1 away at Avro on Saturday.
Admission is £4 Adults / £2 Concessions / U16 Free.

After the game against Congleton on Saturday Rylands goalkeeper Graeme McCall is holding a charity night at Rylands Recreation Club to raise money for “The Lilac Centre” based in Whiston and St Helens hospitals caring for cancer patients.

McCall explained in last Saturdays match programme “In March my sister was diagnosed with breast cancer and without the help of this charity it would have been impossible for our family to have got through the past six months.”

“I asked if I could do anything for the charity to give something back as a thank you and to help other families in the same circumstances”.

“I have set my stall high as I want to raise £15,000 and on 10th October, along with four friends, I am travelling to Africa to climb the highest freestanding mountain, Kilimanjaro.”

“Since starting this fund raising Rylands have gone the extra mile to help me, as well as cooperate and understand the time away from the club I need”.

All donations to the fund will be gratefully accepted and Graeme can be contacted via Rylands Football Club.

Top Picture shows Graeme receiving his August NWCFL goalkeeper of the month award before Saturday’s game against Rossington Main.

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