Thursday, April 05, 2007

Rebels look to extend lead


By Staff Sports Reporter

FC United return to league action tonight as they look to stretch their 10-point lead at the top of the table when they travel to struggling Nelson tonight.

Karl Marginson's side reached their first ever final at the weekend after defeating Congleton Town in the two-legged League Challenge Cup semi-final.

And the Rebels, unbeaten in 17 games, could put more distance between themselves and the chasing pack if they overcome the third-from-bottom Lancashire outfit.

Curzon Ashton provide the biggest threat to FC's title hopes, and they visit Atherton Collieries this evening.

But Colls will be no push over as they look to secure their second win in three days at Alder House against Curzon, who narrowly missed out on a dream Wembley final after going down at Truro in the FA Vase semi-final at the weekend.

Daisy Hill earned a 1-1 draw at bottom club Norton United last night. Danny Williams fired them into a first-half lead, but they were denied victory with an equaliser on the hour.