Monday, February 27, 2006

FC United 4 Holker Old Boys 1


FC UNITED boss Karl Marginson is urging his table-topping red rebels to remain focused after seeing them place one hand firmly on the Moore and Co Solicitors League second division title silverware.

Cheered on by a crowd of 3,159 at Altrincham's Moss Lane ground, FC United seized on slips by championship rivals Winsford and Padiham to extend their lead to 17 points with a 4-1 rout of Holker Old Boys.

Goals by Josh Howard, Chris Simms - his first for the club - Will Ahern and Jamie Patterson kept Marginson's men riding high ahead of tonight's rearranged clash with Great Harwood at Accrington's Interlink Express Stadium (7.45pm).

Only a disaster can now prevent FC United being crowned champions in their debut season, but Marginson doesn't want them to ease up with the winning-line in sight, saying: "We've put ourselves in a great position, but it's vital we keep going."