Thursday, October 30, 2008

Wembley way

Tony Howard


FC UNITED have their sights fixed on Wembley Way as they go into FA Trophy action this weekend.

The reds face a tough trip to Nottinghamshire side Worksop as they bid to emulate the upset caused when UniBond league side Burscough won the trophy in 2003.

Manager Karl Marginson is confident United can reverse their poor form in previous FA competitions and go all the way to Wembley.

He said: "Burscough showed that teams in this league can go all the way and win the trophy, so we are confident of a good run and, who knows, maybe a day out at Wembley.

"The supporters who made a stand against the greed in the Premier League by forming this club probably thought they may never go to Wembley again, but we want to keep that dream alive.

"We haven’t performed great in the FA cups so far, but we saw with our last minute win against Radcliffe in the last round that our luck may be changing.

"We’ve won league titles and league trophies but it’s the FA competitions that excite Manchester United fans and we want to do justice to our history by having a good go at reaching Wembley.

"Worksop are in our league, so we’ve got to fancy our chances."

FC go into the game after an impressive 3-1 victory over one of the favourites for the UniBond Premier League title.

Goals from Kyle Wilson and brace from Carlos Roca saw United beat Ilkeston Town at Gigg Lane last night (Wednesday).

Wilson opened the scoring with an opportunist strike from the edge of the box, before the visitors equalised to leave it level at the break.

Roca capped a fine display with two well-taken second half goals to take United up to ninth in the UniBond Premier League.

On Saturday (October 25) FC were held 0-0 at windy Whitby in a game ruined by the weather.

The Worksop FA Trophy game kicks off at 3pm and admission at the turnstile is £8 adults and £4 concessions.