Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Rebe Reds suffer another setback

Rebel Reds suffer another setback
By Liam Chronnell
Source: The Bolton News

FC United's disastrous start to the new season continued as they went down narrowly at home to Garforth Town.

After back-to-back title-winning seasons, the breakaway club have now lost the opening two games of the Unibond League First Division campaign.

The visitors' Chris Kamara scored the only goal of the game after the break to cap a miserable night for Karl Marginson's side.

FC's problems began in the first half when star striker Rory Patterson limped off with a suspected hairline fracture of the foot and is set to face a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

The Rebels then fell behind midway through the second half and their problems worsened five minutes later when top scorer Stuart Rudd, who made an unexpected early return from a broken hand, was shown a straight red card.

The home side still piled forward in search of an equaliser and were unlucky when first Rob Nugent hit the crossbar in the last minute then Simon Carden thought he had grabbed a late leveller only to see his effort disallowed.