Monday, December 03, 2007

Wright ends FC losing run

Source: The Bolton News

By Liam Chronnell

Jerome Wright grabbed an 87th-minute winner to end FC United's run of three straight defeats in a stormy 2-1 win over Rosendale at Stainton Park.

In a game switched to Radcliffe Borough's ground due to Bury's FA Cup tie at Gigg Lane, the winger pounced on a goalkeeping error to seal a much-needed victory.

But Rory Patterson's 18th goal of the season on 11 minutes put FC on course for a first victory in four attempts.

The fiery Reds hitman was involved in the match's main talking point seven minutes after the break when, following his substitution, he became involved in a touchline altercation with Rossendale manager Derek Egan, who was subsequently sent off, and the pair, allegedly, clashed again on the way to the dressing room.

United were then hit by a sucker punch when Tom Williams equalised on 76 minutes.