Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Boston 0 FC United 1

Unibond Premier League

3:42pm Wednesday 14th January 2009

By Staff Sports Reporter

KYLE Wilson’s 85th minute strike sealed victory for FC United in artic conditions at York Street.

In the only league game to be played in the Unibond Premier, the Rebels survived an early scare when Gary King headed past Sam Ashton from a corner. Boston’s celebrations were cut short, however, as the goal was disallowed for a push in the box.

The hosts offered the most in attack, but Wilson had a chance to put FC ahead when his side were awarded a free kick on the left, but he fired into the keeper’s chest.

Adam Carden was unlucky not to do better with a curling shot from the edge of the penalty area which went narrowly the wrong side of the post.

Tommy Turner also had a chance to put the ball away, but could only find the side-netting.

Simon Garner prevented Boston from going ahead just before the interval with an excellent saving tackle on Ollie Ryan.

It was mainly tit-for-tat after the break and there were handbags at dawn when Carden and Ryan clashed, resulting in a booking for both players.

Carden might had the last laugh when his ball in from the right was turned on to his own post by the aptly named Matt Bloomer.

The FC contingent were celebrating when Wilson picked up an excellent ball from Danny Warrender before slotting a fine shot under the Boston keeper with just five minutes remaining.

The Rebel Reds will now face Prescot Cables at Gigg Lane on Saturday.