Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Skelmersdale 0 FC United 0

Source: Manchester Evening News

Sachin Nakrani
2/ 4/2008

FC United's hopes of clinching a third consecutive promotion remained firmly on track after a hard-fought 0-0 draw at Unibond First Division leaders Skelmersdale.

This result keeps United in the play-off places and also maintained their hopes of automatic promotion to the Premier Division.

They remain eight points behind Skem with four matches in hand.

The Rebels deserved a point after an excellent defensive display with centre backs Dave Chadwick and Rob Nugent in top form.

Goalkeeper Sam Ashton also had to be on full alert, holding on to a Steven Akrigg free-kick in the 17th minute and saving Chris Almond's shot before the interval but there were few chances after that.

United are back in action tomorrow when they travel to Ossett Albion and their manager Karl Marginson will hope his side can make it six matches without defeat.