Tuesday, April 25, 2006

FC United brought down to earth

Source: This is Lancashire
By Staff Sports Reporter

FC UNITED 0, GREAT HARWOOD 1: Great Harwood celebrated one of the "results of the season" as they overcame top dogs FC United in front of a crowd of more than 6,000.

There was certainly no hiding the pleasure for manager John Hughes: "We were tremendous and to think that we have taken four points off the best team in the league is very satisfying.

"No, it is more than that; it is of a great credit to the players who now know they have what it takes to really make a name for themselves going forward."

Ryan Fisher's winner, five minutes from time, was no more than Harwood deserved for a sterling performance in which many individuals excelled.

Hughes said: "Our key players, people like Ryan and defenders Kieran Nelson and Ben Haworth, came up trumps with big performances on the day and that formed the platform for us."

The decisive goal followed good work by John Eastham on the right, Fisher in the right spot at the right time to score a fairly straightforward goal to record a historic triumph for Harwood against the champions -who have been beaten only three times all season.