Monday, February 26, 2007

Rebel Reds back at the summit

Source: Bolton Evening News
By NickJackson

FC United returned to the top of the North West Counties Division One thanks to a 1-1 draw at Nantwich Town.

United fell behind to a goal from Andy Kinsey in the 35th minute, but Rory Patterson squared it for the rebel reds 15 minutes before the final whistle.

FC are now level on points with Salford City, but have a far superior goal difference and five games in hand.

They moved into the box seat as Salford and Curzon Ashton were playing each other in League Challenge Cup quarter finals. It was a game which saw Salford lose at home 2-1.

Atherton Collieries 0-0 at home to Glossop Town in a much improvedperformance, although both sides cancelled each other out.

The visitors had the lion's share of the chances, but the Colls had two gilt edged opportunities of their own.

Neighbours Atherton LR were less fortunate going down 3-2 at Newcastle Town.

Rovers were down to goals from Brown, Miller and John Diskin in the 29th, 38th and 62nd minutes respectively.

They replied through Oliver Babbington on 82 minutes and Scott Swainbank at the death, but it was too little, too late.

There was no luck for Daisy Hill whose home game against Leek was as called off.