Latics look to repeat Sunday exercise
Reporter: MATTHEW CHAMBERS
Date online: 03 December 2013
A SUNDAY service could be resumed for future Athletic fixtures after the rousing success of Bradford’s visit.
The attendance of 7,180 at Boundary Park for the entertaining 1-1 draw included an Athletic-supporting contingent of 4,438 — the best figure of 2013-14.
The contest was originally held back for 24 hours due to a clash with the Rugby League World Cup final at Old Trafford.
And with the Sunday fixture proving to be such a success in financial terms, the club says it will look at repeating the exercise.
“We got a lot of good, positive things out of it,” said chief executive Neil Joy.
“It was a cracking turnout from our supporters and it showed the fans are backing us in what is turning out to be a very positive season.
“More Sunday football is certainly something we will be considering, if not later on this season then in the future.”
Athletic are back in action at Boundary Park on Saturday, in an FA Cup second-round tie against Mansfield of Sky Bet League Two.
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