Thursday, November 27, 2008

Rebels facing a crucial test

3:52pm Wednesday 26th November 2008

By Liam Chronnell

FC United face their toughest test of the season when they take on UniBond Premier League leaders Hednesford Town.

The newly-promoted Rebels’ eight-game unbeaten run came to an end at high-flying Eastwood Town last Wednesday.

The breakaway club, who were sunk by Ian Holmes’ 44th-minute penalty, will hope to bounce back at Gigg Lane on Saturday.

By then, United will know whether they are through to the first round proper of the FA Trophy.

Karl Marginson’s side took on Boston in last night’s rearranged clash in a game which was called off on Sunday due to a waterlogged pitch. Fellow supporter-owned club AFC Telford United, from the Conference North, await the winners in a tie which is likely to be moved back to Sunday, December 14 due to Bury’s home game with Port Vale the day before.