Thursday, May 01, 2008

FC United edge it

Source: Non League Daily

Bamber Bridge's best season for many years came to an abrupt end after a narrow defeat in Wednesday night`s UniBond League Division One North play-off semi final to FC United of Manchester in front of a crowd of 1,820 at Gigg Lane.

Perhaps slightly against the run of play, FC United took the lead through Adam Carden on 22 minutes.

Top scorer Rory Patterson (pictured) extended United`s lead after 38 minutes.

However, Brig`s introduction of Ryan-Zico Black after the break had an immediate effect as it was his free kick that set up Neil Zarac to reduce the arrears on 51 minutes.

But Brig`s hopes of a revival were quashed after 69 minutes when winger Jerome Wright netted to regain United`s two-goal cushion.

With 11 minutes remaining the visitors pulled another back with Zarac again the scorer, causing a few nervy moments before the final whistle heralded FC United`s final appearances against Skelmersdale United on Saturday.