Friday, October 24, 2008

United aces hit Whitby

Source: Scarborough Evening News

Published Date: 24 October 2008
By Staff Copy
The biggest crowd at the Turnbull Ground since Match Of The Day featured the FA Cup clash with Plymouth in 2001, is expected when FC United of Manchester visit tomorrow.
The Lancastrian side, formed just four years ago by Manchester United supporters disappointed at the Malcolm Glazer takeover, will making their first ever appearance at the Blues' HQ, but will be hoping to complete a double over Town after victory a
cross the pennines in August.

However, the Seasiders have been in fine form since then with just one defeat in their next 12 games since, and have yet to lose in eight league games after a terrible start of five successive defeats.

Both teams enjoyed 3-1 midweek away successes in West Yorkshire, with Town ending Guiseley's unbeaten league record in style on Tuesday, before United hit struggling Frickley the following night.

The Rebels are on a decent run of form themselves with just one defeat in six, and have an almost identical record to Town, but lie one place below, with a game in hand.

They can also boast the division's leading goalscorer in Kyle Wilson, who has netted 14 in all so far.

The visitors' summer signing from Skelmersdale United grabbed a hat-trick in United's 3-1 success when the sides met in front of over 2,000 spectators at FC's Gigg Lane ground, with former Leeds United and Scarborough FC striker Tony Hackworth replying for Town.

Around 800 to 1,000 supporters are expected to converge on the Turnbull from Greater Manchester with fans advised to get to the ground early to avoid congestion.