Friday, October 31, 2008

Man Utd rebels to swell Watnall Road crowd

Source: Mansfield Chad

Published Date: 31 October 2008
A POSSIBLE record crowd is expected at Hucknall Town's Watnall Road this weekend for the visit of high-profile FC United Of Manchester for an FA Trophy tie.
But the Second Qualifying Round match won't involve The Yellows, instead FC United will be up against Worksop Town.

For Worksop currently have a ground-sharing agreement with Hucknall after being locked out of their former home at Sandy Lane.

FC United were formed in 2005 by disgruntled Manchester United fans in protest at American Malcolm Glazer's takeover of the Old Trafford club.

The rebel outfit are well supported and regularly take up to 2,000 fans to away games. The current attendance record at Watnall Road was also set in the FA Trophy when Hucknall beat Bishop's Stortford in the semi-finals in 2005 in front of 1,871 fans.

Worksop are currently third from bottom of the Unibond Premier League table, while FC United are hovering around mid-table in the same division.