Friday, September 12, 2008

FA Cup a welcome distraction for FC

11/ 9/2008

FC UNITED hope that the FA Cup will provide a nice distraction from their league woes on Saturday as they take on Nantwich Town.

The reds suffered a 4-3 defeat at UniBond Premier Division basement club Prescot Cables on Tuesday night and they will be looking to recover against the Dabbers in the FA Cup’s first round of qualifying on Saturday, September 13, kick-off 3pm.

FC fought back from 2-0 down to level at 3-3 in a tumultuous battle at Cables, which was played against the backdrop of the fierce Manchester and Merseyside rivalry.

A noisy minority of plastic scousers from Knowsley sang about the Munich air disaster as their adopted side led 2-0 thanks to glaring errors at the back from an off-key United. But Kyle Wilson got the reds back into the game with a well taken finish, only for Prescot to again earn a two-goal cushion.

But when substitute Chris Baguley scored a fantastic free kick and Wilson added a second goal from the penalty spot it looked as though FC had earned themselves an unlikely point.

However, their defensive frailties were once again exposed as previously winless Prescot broke to smash home the winner in the final minute.

A stoppage time rocket from Wilson left the crossbar rattling and 15th-placed United slumped to their fourth defeat in seven league games.