Thursday, May 03, 2007

Formby end campaign in front of 4,000

Source: Formby Times
May 3 2007

by Terry Owen, Formby Times

FORMBY played their final North West Counties Division One game of this term in front of 3,847 spectators, their opponents FC United’s largest home gate of the season.

The Bury based club, who play their home games at Gigg Lane, are a very slick, professional outfit, perhaps too much so for this level of non-league football. Having been crowned champions a few games ago they will take their bandwagon into the Unibond League where even there they may well be a big fish in a small pond.

On the field this was a real David and Goliath affair, but this time David’s stone was far too small to penetrate the home side’s resistance.

Opportunities opened up for both sides early on, firstly for FC United as Nicky Platt’s shot went just wide, then Rhodri Giggs effort followed suit.

Formby responded with a well worked move between Tom Warton and Rob Dutton that the keeper smothered and a through ball from Jordan Homes that Mattie Taylor nicked off the toe of Warton.