Friday, April 25, 2008

FC play-off hope

By Liam Chronnell

FC United are banking on a victory over Garforth guaranteeing them a home tie in the play-offs.

The rebel reds were denied automatic promotion when they were held by Woodley Sports on Wednesday night, but Karl Marginson insists his side still have plenty to play for in tomorrow's final league game of the season.

"We want to finish second," said the United boss. "We probably knew for a few weeks that realistically we were not going to get automatic promotion.

"The lads did put themselves back in a great position, but it wasn't to be. Well done to Bradford. We want to beat Garforth tomorrow to make sure we are at home in the play-offs. Then, with our magnificent support, we have no reason to fear anyone."

Should Marginson's men finish second, they will host either Bamber Bridge or Ossett Albion in the play-off semi-final at Gigg Lane on Tuesday night.

Skipper Dave Chadwick is likely to be missing from the FC United team for tomorrow's trip to Yorkshire with a hamstring strain.

10:20pm Thursday 24th April 2008