Wednesday, November 26, 2008

FC United v Boston United

6:10am Wednesday 26th November 2008

By Liam Chronnell

FC United boss Karl Marginson is hoping for a day out by the seaside if his side can keep their Wembley dream alive and overcome Boston United in the FA Trophy.

The Rebels take on their managerless UniBond Premier League rivals in tonight’s rearranged third-round qualifying tie at Gigg Lane, which was postponed on Sunday due to a waterlogged pitch.

A place in the first round proper awaits the winners as the competition goes national and is opened up to non-league clubs from across the country.

And the FC manager believes an away day at Torquay would be a great reward for the fans.

“If we get through to the first round proper the fans will be desperate to get a plum tie and I’d love us to draw a southern team to give everyone a day out,” said Marginson.

“But first things first, we’ve got to overcome a tough Boston side who have already beaten us this season.”