Thursday, August 17, 2006

MEN: Rampaging Rebels are a six-hit

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Red-hot FC United hit Nelson for six at a soggy Gigg Lane last night to establish themselves as the early pacesetters in the North West Counties League first division.

The Rebel Reds never looked back after being gifted a 10th-minute lead when Alex Mortimer’s corner glanced in off the head of a visiting defender.

It was plain sailing for Karl Marginson’s men after that, with star striker Rory Patterson helping himself to a hat-trick scoring once in the first-half and twice after the interval before Stuart Rudd and Steve Smith completed a 6-0 demolition job.

The rout made for great entertainment for a crowd of 2,129 and means FC United have taken maximum points from their opening two games.