Monday, May 05, 2008

Extract from The Guardian

(From "Stanley promise full cooperation in betting probe")

Tom Davies
The Guardian,
Monday May 5 2008

... Meanwhile it was a weekend of celebrations for fan-run breakaway clubs, with both AFC Wimbledon and FC United of Manchester securing promotions.

The Dons won promotion to the Conference South with a 2-1 win at Staines in their Ryman Premier play-off final. They fell behind to a Matt Flitter header in the first half but levelled through Luis Cumbers' header before, with six minutes remaining, Mark De Volla's low free-kick.

FC United secured a place in the UniBond Premier Division with a 4-1 win over Skelmersdale United. The visitors took an early lead in the Northern Premier League play-off but goals from Nicky Platt, David Chadwick, Rory Patterson and Chris Baguley brought victory.