Monday, December 03, 2007

FC back to winning ways

Source: M.E.N.

tony glennon

FC United stay fourth despite ending a run of three successive defeats with a 2-1 home victory over Rossendale.

Rory Patterson fired the Rebels into an 11th minute lead after latching onto Aaron Burns's clever pass.

Tom Williams equalised, but Jerome Wright then lobbed in a winner three minutes from time to give FC a much-needed boost.

Meanwhile, Hyde United manager Steve Waywell saluted his savage Tigers after they'd stepped up their Blue Square North title assault with a 5-2 mauling of ten-man Hinckley.

Waywell's men never looked back after Gareth Seddon and Matthew Tipton had put them two-up inside 12 minutes.

The visitors then contributed to their own downfall when Colin Morrison was sent off for arguing.

And, though Hyde didn't have it all their own way after that, two goals from sub Chris Simm and another Seddon strike completed a thumping victory which keeps them riding high in the table in second, just a point behind leaders Harrogate.

"We got off to a great start and that made it a lot easier for us than it might have been," said Waywell, whose free-scoring side have now bagged 47 goals in 19 games.

Elsewhere, Stalybridge, too, hit the goal trail with Ashley Winn (2), James Dean and Chris Hall on target in a rousing 4-0 win at Solihull.

But Leigh RMI remain rooted at the bottom after crashing 2-0 at Tamworth.

UniBond premier pacesetters Witton Albion made it nine home wins out of win with Adam Warlow's hat-trick helping them sink North Ferriby 4-2 to maintain their seven-point lead. And a last-gasp Iain Howard equaliser earned Ashton United a precious point from their trip to fellow strugglers Kendal, which finished 2-2.

Curzon Ashton remain four points clear at the top of division one north thanks to a 3-1 win at Ossett Albion.

Trafford seized on Salford's 1-0 home defeat by Newcastle to replace them at the Vodkat League summit.

But they needed an injury-time equaliser by Chris McKay to salvage the 1-1 draw with Atherton Collieries which has taken them to the top.