Saturday, March 24, 2007

Stone Dominoes 0 FC United 4

Source: M.E.N.

24/ 3/2007

FC UNITED extended their unbeaten run to a club record of 15 games with 4 - 0 win over bottom placed Stone Dominoes.

Man of the match, Rory Patterson netted twice in a straight forward victory for the Reds at Lyme Valley Stadium.

Karl Marginson's team now have to win 7 of their remaining league games to guarantee the NWCFL Division 1 title.

With United playing against a youthful Dominoes team which has only managed 6 points this season, the 840 strong crowd was expecting an easy run for the rebels. But the hosts made a match of it in the opening period until United took the lead on 18 minutes when Stuart Rudd prodded home a loose ball in the box.

The match became an increasingly one-sided affair when Rory Patterson hit his first on 34 minutes shooting low into the corner.

Jerome Wright added a third four minutes later with hard left foot drive.

Stone Dominoes brought on two subs and rearranged the team at half time, only for Patterson to quickly score the goal of the game, a brilliant strike from the edge of the area.

The frustrations in the home team boiled over a minute later when Wayne Teague was shown a straight red for lashing out at United's Alex Mortimer.

With three points in the bag, United eased the pressure on 10 man Dominoes in the final half hour, while the singing support led by actor Will Mellor, celebrated another success on the road.