Friday, November 21, 2008

Eastwood spot on at United

Thursday, November 20, 2008, 07:22

A DOMINANT first half performance was enough to earn Eastwood Town a 1-0 win at FC United of Manchester last night.

Victory for the Badgers moved them up to sixth in the UniBond Premier Division table and ended United's 11-game unbeaten run.

Eastwood dominated the first half with at least seven or eight clear-cut chances. Ian Holmes, Lindon Meikle and Andy Todd could have put the game to bed but it took a controversial penalty in the 43rd minute for Eastwood to open their account.

Todd was one-on-one with the keeper but a push from behind gave Holmes the opportunity to slot home the penalty.

Manager Paul Cox said: "I thought we deserved to win purely off the back of our first-half performance. We totally dominated and should have scored more."