Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Rebels look for crucial win

By Neil Bonnar

FC United will aim to put Monday night's horror show at Nantwich behind them when they meet Clitheroe at Gigg Lane tonight.

Karl Marginson's men crashed out of the UniBond League President's Cup with a 5-1 quarter-final mauling.

But they must bounce straight back tonight to put the momentum back into their bid for promotion from the UniBond Division One North.

FC drew 0-0 with fellow promotion hopefuls Bamber Bridge in the league on Saturday to leave them two points adrift of the play-offs with games in hand.

The Rebels will be favourites to beat fourth-bottom Clitheroe at home tonight, but they will have to avoid a repeat of the defensive frailties which saw them crumble after taking the lead at Nantwich.