Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Rebel Reds in town


UNIBOND League play-off chasing Woodley Sports have hastily arranged a friendly game against ‘Red Rebels’ FC United for Thursday night at Lambeth Grove [7.45pm kick-off].

Sports boss Ally Pickering is a close friend of his FC United counterpart Karl Marginson, and the two set up the clash last Friday night when the Reds realised that they were looking at two weeks without a game.

There’s no danger of Thursday's game being called off thanks to Woodley’s fantastic new ‘Fieldturf’ playing surface, and Pickering is looking forward to it.

"Really I’ll just be using the game as a training exercise ahead of our big cup semi-final on Saturday," said Pickering. "But it’ll give all our lads a good run-out and the club will hopefully take a few quid through the gate.

"Karl Marginson has asked about the possibility of a friendly at our place quite a few times, I’m glad we can help them out if they’re in need of a bit of match practise."

FC United were set up last summer by a group of disgruntled Manchester United fans opposed to the Malcolm Glazer takeover.

They now play their home games at Bury’s Gigg Lane ground in front of regular gates of 3,000+, and are flying high in the second division of the Moore and Co Solicitors North West Counties League.

Simon Smedley
March 8th 2006