Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Rebel Reds hit eight again

Source: thisislancashire.co.uk

By Liam Chronnell

FC United recorded their second 8-0 home victory in a row as they stretched their lead at the top of Division One to 10 points.

The rebel reds, who have now struck 69 goals in 17 League games, equalled their season-best scoreline against a hapless Glossop North End side at Gigg Lane.

Rory Patterson (2), Simon Carden, Jamie Phoenix, Rhodri Giggs, Rob Nugent, Dave Chadwick and Nick Platt were on target for the breakaway club.

Atherton Collieries suffered only their second defeat in 12 games as they went down 4-1 at home against Trafford.

Glyn Hurst was the hero for the visitors as he struck a second-half hat-trick.

James Parkinson grabbed a consolation for Colls, while Neil Davis missed an injury-time penalty.

Atherton LR's winless run continued as they lost 4-0 at Colne.

Rovers have now gone 11 games without a victory and their latest set-back saw them drop into 18th place.

In Division Two, Daisy Hill remained in the bottom three as they went down 2-1 at high-flying Bootle.

Tommy Moore's inexperienced side were once again guilty of wasting several excellent chances and found themselves 2-0 down on 62 minutes.

Simon Farrell gave the visitors hope when he pulled one back with 10 minutes left but his efforts proved in vain.