8:10am Friday 31st October 2008
FC United have a fantastic opportunity to take a step closer to their Wembley dream when they travel to Worksop Town in the FA Trophy.
The struggling Nottinghamshire side are bottom of UniBond Premier League, while the in-form Rebel Reds, who overcame neighbours Radcliffe Borough in the previous round courtesy of Adam Turner’s 94th-minute winner, go into tomorrow’s second qualifying tie having lost just once in their last eight games.
Karl Marginson’s side moved up to ninth in the table following Wednesday night’s superb 3-1 victory against high-flying Ilkeston Town.
And with the prolific Kyle Wilson, the league’s top hitman grabbed his 15th goal of the season in midweek, in their ranks, the Gigg Lane tenants will be confident of overcoming basement boys Worksop.
Meanwhile, Leigh Genesis, still reeling from news that chairman and financial backer Dominic Speakman has quit the club, will attempt to put a side together for their clash with Cammell Laird at Chorley’s Victory Park.
Manager Steve Bleasdale has vowed to carry on unpaid in the short term and hopes that most of the squad will follow suit as the club’s supporters try to put together a rescue package.
With £3,000 up for grabs to the winners of the tie there is an incentive for the players who do turn out to make amends for the defeat at Laird two weeks ago in the league.