10:50am Thursday 11th September 2008
By Liam Chronnell
FC United hit the Wembley trail as they look to put their faltering league form behind them.
The Rebels slumped to a 4-3 defeat against bottom club Prescot Cables on Tuesday night.
But Karl Marginson will hope his side can return to winning ways in the qualifying round of the FA Cup at Weaver Stadium.
Following Saturday’s postponement against Eastwood Town, FC were back in UniBond Premier League action in midweek.
But, despite looking like they had secured a point after fighting back from 3-1 with 11 minutes remaining, they suffered their third defeat in four games.
Karl O’Donnell and Liam Kennedy put the Merseysiders 2-0 up with goals either side of half-time.
Kyle Wilson pulled one back for the Reds on 70 minutes, but Prescot went straight up the other end and scored again – this time through skipper Eddie Taylor.
Marginson made a triple substitution and threw caution to the wind by switching to a 3-4-3 formation, and it paid almost instant dividends when Chris Baguley reduced the arrears before striker Wilson levelled matters from the penalty spot with his eighth goal of the season.
But the visitors were not able to shut up shop and Karl Connelly’s grabbed a stunning 83rd-minute winner.
There was still time for Wilson to salvage a point for United, but his volley struck the crossbar.