Mansfield Town v Rochdale to kick off at 3.07pm as a mark of respect for Hillsborough tragedy

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Mansfield Town’s match against Rochdale on Saturday 12th April will now kick-off at 3.07pm as a mark of respect for those who lost their lives in the Hillsborough Stadium disaster, 25 years ago.

All Premier League, Football League, Football Conference and FA Cup matches taking place on the weekend of 11-14 April will kick-off seven minutes later than originally scheduled.

The match at which the disaster took place, the FA Cup Semi-Final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest on 15th April 1989, was ended six minutes after kick-off, at 3:06pm.

In the Premier League, Football League, and Football Conference, matches due to kick-off at 3pm on Saturday 12th 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 12th 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 13 April, will see Hull City v Sheffield United begin at 4.07pm with a minute of silence between 4:06pm and 4:07pm.

Fixtures kicking-off at other times on Friday 11th, Saturday 12th, Sunday 13th and Monday 14th April will observe the same etiquette with matches starting seven minutes later than originally scheduled.