RAMPANT FC United scarcely missed newly-departed star striker Steve Torpey as they romped to a rousing 4-0 friendly win at Leigh RMI.
Torpey's exit for Conference full-timers Halifax may have put a dampener on manager Karl Marginson's pre-season preparations, but the Rebels proved they can still pack a punch without him by cruising to an emphatic victory over a team who play three divisions above them in Nationwide North.
Rory Patterson opened the scoring when his shot crept under the body of keeper James Salisbury, who had a nightmare afternoon on his return to Leigh from Wigan Athletic.
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Andy Roscoe then turned the ball into his own net to give FC United a 2-0 lead before Patterson added his second and the visitors' third goal after ex-RMI defender Liam Coyne had sent him racing clear of the home defence.
The Railwaymen's substitute goalie, James Mann, was beaten by another own-goal late on, this time a James Glendenning header.