Thursday, October 16, 2008

FC United v Radcliffe Borough

Source: The Bolton News

8:23pm Thursday 16th October 2008
By Nick Jackson »

RADCLIFFE Borough go in search of the winning habit at Gigg Lane on Saturday in the FA Trophy.

They broke their home league hoodoo in style by thrashing Salford City 6-0 five days ago, but made a disappointing exit in the Presidents Cup with a 2-1 defeat to Mossley on Tuesday night.

Boro looked like capitalising on the momentum of the Salford result at Seel Park, but they were undone as much by the awful weather than anything else.

Steve Howson missed his second penalty in two games, but atoned by giving the Stainton Park club the lead just after the interval.

As conditions worsened, Mossley clawed their way back into the game thanks to a deflected free-kick from Lee Blackshaw, before substitute Dan Egan blasted the winner 13 minutes from time. Meanwhile, the Rebels will also be looking for a return to winning ways following their first defeat in four games at home on Wednesday night.

They were beaten 3-1 by Kendal Town in an incident-packed Unibond Premier League game at Gigg.

FC conceded after just 41 seconds, allowing Carl Osman, brother of Everton’s Leon, to score.

Both sides had a man sent off and United’s Chris Baguley had a penalty saved.

Baguley made amends by equalising from open play, but Michael Cole and Osman scored again.