Thursday, October 04, 2007

Karl's Reds rage

By Liam Chronnell

KARL Marginson is demanding a vast improvement when one of the newest clubs clash with one of the oldest in FC United's inaugural FA Trophy campaign.

The Rebels travel to Bradford Park Avenue in the preliminary round tie after a woeful 3-1 defeat at Skelmersdale United on Tuesday night.

Hat-trick man Tony Evans punished three defensive lapses to heap misery on the Reds, whose one positive was Rory Patterson's 10th goal of the season. Now United must put their indifferent league form behind them as they take on UniBond Division One North rivals Bradford, a club dating back to 1880.

"It was abysmal," said Marginson. "We need a 100 per cent improvement."

A home tie with the world's oldest club, Sheffield FC, awaits in the next round.

Patterson (2) and Stuart Rudd were on target in Saturday's 3-0 win at Chorley.


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