By Jamie Murphy
FC United notched up eight goals in their second consecutive game at Gigg Lane against Glossop North End on Saturday (28 Oct 2006).
North West Counties Football League - Division 1 (2006/07)
FC United 8 Glossop North End 0
Ashton, Taylor, Mortimer, Platt, Chadwick (capt.), Nugent, Giggs, Carden, Rudd, Phoenix, Patterson Teams:
Williams, Young, Levendis, Blore (capt.), Conlon, Hazeldean, Nibloe, Morris, Evans, Hamilton, Blackshaw
Taylor for Spencer (77)
Phoenix for Allen (62)
Levendis for Jackson (67)
Nibloe for Gorton (70)
A crowd of 3,257 people joined the Rebel Reds for ‘People United Day’ at Gigg Lane, FC United’s contribution to Football Against Racism in Europe.
And they were to be entertained by another 8-goal thriller for the home team, currently ten points clear at the top of the North West Counties Division 1.
United’s title ambitions were further confirmed by the fact that seven players got on the score sheet on Saturday, with goals for Carden (45), Phoenix (60), Giggs (64), Nugent (77), Chadwick (80), Platt (85) and two for striker Rory Patterson (2, 19).
The pick of the bunch was without doubt the 30-yard screamer from defender Rob Nugent in front of an ecstatic Manchester Road End.
For Manager Karl Marginson, the game was perfect preparation for the coming Saturday’s ‘little Manchester Derby’ at Stalybridge against the non-league sky blue team Maine Road, who sit third in the table.