Thursday, October 12, 2006

Early goal blitz keeps FC flying


By Liam Chronnell

LEADERS FC United continued their dominance of the North West Counties League Division One with an emphatic 3-0 victory over St Helens Town.

The Rebel club blitzed the struggling visitors with three goals inside 23 first half minutes in front of 1,851 supporters at Gigg Lane.

Midfielder Simon Carden opened the scoring on seven minutes with his third goal in five days.

The prolific Stuart Rudd doubled the hosts' advantage when he headed home his 18th goal of the season on 17 minutes.

Dave Brown completed the scoring on the half hour mark on what turned out to be an easy night for the breakaway club.