Monday, December 22, 2008

Marine sunk by late strike

Dec 22 2008 by Philip Kirkbride,

Liverpool Daily Post

FC UNITED struck two minutes from time to break the heart of a resilient Marine side in this hostile UniBond Premier Division encounter.

Marine striker Peter Cumiskey had twice dragged his side level and following his second goal of the afternoon on 52 minutes, when he stroked home Tim Bigland's cross, the Crosby outfit were in control.

However, United substitute Nick Robinson popped up unmarked in the area on 88 minutes to fire past Sean Lake and make it 3-2 to the delight of many among the 2,122 attendance.

United had taken an early lead when Tommy Turner tapped in on 19 minutes, but Cumiskey won and then converted a penalty on 34 minutes.

Unfortunately, within a minute of the equaliser FC United had re-established their lead when Chris Baguley scored from close range.

Marine now drop to fourth in the league table and their afternoon was soured further when full-back Freddie Potter was taken to hospital with a serious ankle injury.