Friday, October 13, 2006

Daisy's uphill task


By Liam Chronnell

DAISY Hill face a tough trip to high-flying Darwen in the first round of the League Challenge Cup tomorrow.

Tommy Moore's young side suffered their first defeat in four games last weekend, and will be hoping to bounce back against their Division Two rivals.

Meanwhile, FC United will look to stretch their eight-point lead at the top of Division One when they entertain Squires Gate at Gigg Lane.

The Rebel club have taken 39 points out of a possible 42, and will be confident of adding another maximum haul against the lowly Blackpool side.

Atherton Collieries will want to get back on track after they suffered a shock defeat - their first in eight games - against struggling Formby in midweek.

Colls travel to in-form Congleton Town, while Atherton LR entertain Salford City, the only team to beat FC United this season.