Saturday, May 05, 2007

Giggs MkII guides United to double

Source: Edited from Independent

Giggs MkII guides United to double

By Ian Herbert

For followers of Sir Alex Ferguson's side, the prospect of Giggs & Co sealing a league and cup double by twice disposing of their main rivals remains an aspiration. But it happened on Thursday when Rhodri Giggs, an elegant left-winger in the mould of his older brother Ryan, helped FC United of Manchester to victory against Curzon Ashton in the North West Counties League Cup final.

FC, set up two years ago as an antidote to Malcolm Glazer's takeover at Old Trafford, had already amassed 112 points in taking the North West Counties League title, 13 more than runners-up Ashton and with a goal difference of 121.

And on Thursday FC, watched by 3,200, came from behind to win 2-1 at Ashton's own ground, on a surface that was more sand than grass. A Nicky Platt penalty and a solo effort by Josh Howard gave FC victory.