Monday, September 24, 2007

United held to a draw in local derby

By Liam Chronnell

FC United 1 Woodley Sports 1

TWO goals from defensive lapses epitomised a lacklustre derby clash as FC United were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw against Stockport-based Woodley Sports at Gigg Lane.

Nick Robinson took advantage of some statuesque defending to head the Stockport-based club into the lead on 32 minutes of the UniBond League Division One North clash, that left the rebel reds in 10th place in the table.

But the Rebels hit back when top-scorer Rory Patterson cheekily dispossessed Woodley captain Nick Boothby, unaware of the striker coming back from an offside position, before slotting home a minute before the break.

And, in a game of few chances, that was how it stayed to the disappointment of the 2,283 crowd.