Thursday, August 28, 2008

FC's defence must improve

28/ 8/2008

FC UNITED face UniBond Premier League rivals Whitby Town this Saturday, August 30, with manager Karl Marginson ordering his players to tighten up at the back.

The reds suffered a 1-0 Bank Holiday home defeat to Boston United on Monday with the goal coming from an innocuous long throw in, much to Margy’s dismay.

He said: "We’ve played some really nice football so far this season but it means nothing if you make basic errors defensively.

"A long throw in should be bread and butter for defenders but we allowed it to get through to their striker, who scored unchallenged.

"It’s not good enough. We need to improve in that aspect if we are to progress in this league.

"We also struggled with simple long balls over the top and that shouldn’t be happening. But we’ve worked on it this week and, hopefully, the fans will see an improvement this Saturday."

United chalked up their first win of the season at the weekend with a 1-0 victory at Buxton. They were indebted to a great strike from the impressive Jamie Baguley and FC showed real potential as they knocked the ball about with ease for long periods.

FC will now be hoping to earn their first home win of the season as Whitby visit Gigg Lane. The game kicks off at 3pm and admission costs £7.50 for adults, £5 for over-60s and £2 for under-18s.