Thursday, August 23, 2007

FC United 0 Garforth Town 1

Source: Manchester Evening News
RETURNING FC United striker Stuart Rudd was sent-off as his side's poor start to the season continued with defeat at the hands of Garforth Town.

The Reds hit the bar and had a goal disallowed for off-side in the final minute but the visitors hung on for victory in front of 2,216 fans at Gigg Lane.

Before his sending off, following an innocuous-looking incident, Rudd had already headed wide just after half-time and then fired past the post soon afterwards.

But as the rebel Reds pressed forward in search of an opening goal, the visitors suddenly broke away and midfielder Chris Kamara netted from close-range to the delight of the 60 strong travelling army.

FC United substitute Chris Bagguley fired a 30 yard free-kick just wide as the Reds went in search of an equaliser and Rob Nugent then hit the bar with a header before Simon Carden's strike was ruled out in the last minute.

However, despite that pressure the visitors held on and the result leaves FC pointless after two games.