Friday, February 23, 2007

Rebel Reds close in on title

Rebel Reds close in on title
By NickJackson
Source This is Lancashire

FC United travel to Nantwich tomorrow for a game which could settle the North West Counties Division One title.

The Rebel Reds overcame the hurdle of beating form side Curzon Ashton 3-2 at Gigg Lane on Wednesday.

Curzon had won 16 out of their last 17 matches and were the only side with a realistic chance of catching United.

Steven Moore put Curzon ahead on seven minutes only for Gary Sampson to equalise for FC four minutes after the interval.

Moore put Curzon back in front on 61 minutes, but United were level again 60 seconds later when Sampson got his second.

Stuart Rudd grabbed the winner 18 minutes before the final whistle.

Atherton Collieries will be keen to get back in action following the postponement of their home game against Bacup Borough on Monday night. They entertain Glossop at Alder House.

Atherton LR travel to Newcastle Town looking for an improvement in form after losing 3-2 at home to Abbey Hey in a comedy of errors last week.

Daisy Hill, second from bottom of Division Two, have a test on their hands at home to fourth placed Leek. They have also been hit by postponements and will be glad to get the game on.