Published: 27th September 2007
RORY Patterson again proved his goal scoring prowess on Saturday – but FC United had to settle for a 1-1 draw with fellow mid-table side Woodley Sports.
Patterson’s eye for goal has saved FC on countless occasions since the rebel reds were formed in response to Malcolm Glazier’s takeover at Old Trafford.
So it was no surprise to see him equalise a Nick Robinson goal for Woodley on Saturday. But that was as good as it got for FC fans, who will be disappointed to see their side lying 10th in the UniBond League Division One North table.
Having been spoilt by back-to-back title wins, FC United fans are in unfamiliar territory at the moment.
New signing from Burscough Adam Carden made his FC debut on the right wing on Saturday.
Carden and fellow wing man Jerome Wright were the home side’s main threats, receiving plenty of the ball with FC looking comfortable in possession.
But Woodley were impressive on the counter attack with striker Mario Daniel a constant danger man.
United had an early goal disallowed and they were reeling when Robinson dispatched a header into an open goal. But Patterson soon hit back for FC, smashing the ball home following a defensive error.
After the break, United had large amounts of possession but they rarely threatened Woodley’s goal.
FC’s next game is at Chorley FC on Saturday, September 29, kick-off 3pm.
First published by the Prestwich Advertiser