Tuesday, February 26, 2008

FC United crash out of the cup

By Marc Higginson

Nantwich 5 FC United 1

A FIVE-star performance from Nantwich was enough to dump FC United out of the UniBond League President's Cup at the quarter-final stage.

The Rebels Reds took the lead on 27 minutes through Jerome Wright, but Nantwich levelled just eight minutes later when Adam Beasley got on the scoresheet.

Beasley added another, before Paul Taylor struck the killer blow on 46 minutes. The rout was complete when Phil Parkinson and Nick Farquharson also found the back of the net.

Karl Marginson's men will hope to bounce back to form tomorrow night when they take on Clitheroe at Gigg Lane in a crucial league game.

In action tonight will be basement side Radcliffe Borough, who will hope to build on a 5-1 victory on Saturday against Garforth Town.