Thursday, April 19, 2007

Champions eye record points haul


By Liam Chronnell

CHAMPIONS FC United have the chance to break the Division One record points total when they entertain rivals Salford City on Saturday.

The Rebels clinched back-to-back titles and took a step closer to achieving a league and cup double when they hammered Atherton LR 7-1 on Wednesday night.

The victory, which stretched FC's unbeaten run to 22 games and took them 14 points clear at the top, means United now have 104 points - one short of LR's previous best haul set in 1992/93 - with three games left.

Striker Rory Patterson and full-back Alex Mortimer will be missing through suspension.

LR, meanwhile, will be glad to see the back of United after conceding 14 goals in two meetings with the new champions this season.

Roy Sweeney's improving side entertain Flixton this weekend and, with no injury worries, will be confident of taking three points from a team that are playing their fifth game in eight days.

Atherton Collieries will hope to continue their superb run when they travel to basement club Stone Dominoes.

Colls, who have never finished higher than twelfth, are unbeaten in six games and welcome back captain Alex Lord as they chase a top-six finish.

In Division Two, Daisy Hill halted their six-game winless streak with an excellent 3-1 victory against Ashton Athletic in midweek.

Tommy Moore's side will be looking to build on that performance when they take on Blackpool Mechanics in their final home game of the campaign.

The New Sirs club, meanwhile, are looking for players for next season's senior and youth teams.

The youth side will play in the North West Youth Alliance and the FA Youth Cup, and players must be 17-years-old or under on August 31, 2007.

Anyone interested contact Tommy Moore on 01942 790135 or Bob Naylor on 01942 813720.