Thursday, November 13, 2008

Careless Lairds lose grip on lead in ten-goal thriller

Nov 13 2008

David Bassett, Liverpool Echo

CAMMELL LAIRD let a three-goal lead slip in the final 20 minutes as they shared the points in a remarkable 5-5 UniBond Premier Division draw at FC United of Manchester.

Mark Reed scored a hat-trick following earlier goals from Eddie Jebb and John Collins as Lairds took a 5-2 lead.

But spurred on by a 1,700-plus crowd at Bury’s Gigg Lane, FC United hit back to grab an unlikely point. The home side’s goals came from Kyle Wilson, who scored twice, Simon Carden, Chris Baguley and Nick Robinson, who hit their last-minute equaliser.