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Tranmere 3:07pm kick-off

11 April 2014

Games to start later in memory of the Hillsborough anniversary

Town’s game away to Tranmere Rovers this Saturday will kick-off at 3:07pm as a mark of respect and remembrance for those who lost their lives as a result of the Hillsborough stadium disaster in April 1989.  All Premier League, Football League, Football Conference and FA Cup matches taking place on the weekend of 11th to 14th April will kick-off seven minutes later than originally scheduled.

On the 15th April 1989 Shrewsbury Town were playing out a 2-2 draw with Oxford United at the Gay Meadow but in Sheffield the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest, was ended six minutes after kick-off, at 3:06pm when disaster took place.

In the Premier League, Football League, and Football Conference, matches due to kick-off at 3pm on Saturday 12 April will now kick off at 3:07pm, with the minute before kick-off (3:06pm to 3:07pm) seeing a period of silence observed at all stadia.

The first FA Cup semi-final on Saturday 12 April between Wigan Athletic and Arsenal will now kick-off at 5.07pm with a minute of silence between 5:06pm and 5:07pm. The following day, Sunday 13th April, will see Hull City v Sheffield United begin at 4.07pm with a minute of silence between 4:06pm and 4:07pm

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