Thursday, November 13, 2008

FC United 5 Cammell Laird 5

Stuart Brennan


THE Rebels stormed back from 5-2 down with 20 minutes left to earn a breath-taking draw at Gigg Lane last night.

In a game littered with defensive errors, the Camels were one up after 17 minutes as the FC defence melted and Eddie Jebb stole in to score.

But some exquisite passing from the home side had them 2-1 up within six minutes as Jerome Wright crossed for Simon Carden to score and then the UniBond premier’s top scorer Kyle Wilson (pictured) struck.

The Merseysiders took full advantage of some dreadful defending as John Collins equalised and Mark Reed pounced twice to make it 4-2 at half time.

The game seemed up when Reed claimed his hat-trick on 65 minutes, but Karl Marginson’s men, roared on by the 1,714 crowd, hit back after supersub Nick Robinson came on.

Wilson started the fightback, heading in his 19th goal in 18 appearances from a corner on 70 minutes and 10 minutes later two subs combined as Robinson’s perfect cross was headed home by Chris Baguley.

With the Camels wobbling and the crowd frantic, Robinson popped up at the far post in the 89th minute to level it – and the Rebels came close to snatching the victory in extra time.