Thursday, April 05, 2007

Nelson 0 FC United 8


By Gary York

Nelson were thrashed 8-0 by FC United last night in North West Counties Division One.

It was one-way traffic from the beginning at Victoria Park, in front of a crowd of 640.

United stormed into a 4-0 half-time lead through Rob Nugent, Josh Howard, Rhodri Giggs and Jerome Wright.

Giggs, brother of Manchester United star Ryan, netted a fifth before Simon Carden, Stuart Rudd and Rory Patterson added goals after the break.

Nelson's best effort came from an Eddie Stanford free-kick.