Friday, October 24, 2008

Frickley 1 FC United 3

Stuart Brennan


SIMON Garner curled in a stunning free kick to set the Rebels on their way to a hard-earned win in West Yorkshire.

The left back's debut goal came on 31 minutes after the Tigers had made FC fight hard in the shadow of the former colliery team's infamous slag heap.

The match was held up for 45 minutes after the FC team coach became stuck in a 15-mile tailback on the M62, but the delay could not stop the Rebels from moving to within five points of the play-off places, with a game in hand.

Within two minutes of Garner's wonder strike, the premier division's top scorer Kyle Wilson (pictured) had kept up his phenomenal strike rate, scoring his 14th goal in 15 appearances.

He looked to have got the ball stuck under his feet as he broke away on the tacky surface, but dug it out to slide his shot beyond the keeper.

Struggling Frickley threatened to get back into the game when, four minutes before half time, defender Chris Hilton scored to make it 2-1.

But FC rallied strongly and Danny Williams slid in to secure the win with eight minutes remaining.