Monday, February 18, 2008

United falling

Feb 18 2008 by Our Correspondent, Liverpool Daily Post

A LETHARGIC looking Skem slipped to their second defeat of the week and dropped into second place in the UniBond League Division One North.

FC United took the lead against the run of play in the 16th minute when Rory Patterson’s 25-yard free kick sneaked in between the keeper and the post.

Skem started the second half brightly and came close to restoring parity in the 58th minute when Georgie Donnelly sneaked through courtesy of Aaron Turner’s through ball, but the keeper pulled off a top drawer save, and Akrigg’s shot was cleared off the line from the resultant corner.

Patterson scored his second in the 63rd minute; having received a long ball from a free kick deep inside FC United’s half, he shook off Steve Akrigg before slotting the ball into the bottom right hand corner of the net.

Skem tried their best to get back into the game, but were inevitably caught out at the back when Nick Robinson skipped around last man Shaun Foster before sending a low shot into the bottom right hand corner of the net; hence giving FC United a flattering scoreline.