Wednesday, January 21, 2009

FC bidding for fourth promotion

4:26pm Wednesday 21st January 2009

By Liam Chronnell

TOMMY Turner is confident FC United can make it a fourth successful promotion campaign.

The Rebels moved to within two points of the play-offs following Saturday’s 2-0 victory against Prescot Cables.

Simon Carden’s second-half double sealed a third win in a row and sent the Gigg Lane tenants up to ninth in the UniBond Premier League table.

And with games against Witton Albion and Leigh Genesis – both rooted in the bottom four – coming up in the space of four days, Turner believes Karl Marginson’s side can continue their surge up the table.

“You have to look at how we are doing in comparison to the teams around you and the truth is, no-one is putting a real run together,” said the striker, who joined the Reds from Bacup in November and has scored four goals in his last five games. “If we can win three or four more games on the spin, then you will see a definite move up the table.

“We’re only two points off the play-offs as it is, and 12 points off top of the league. A lot can happen in half a season and everyone in the dressing room is hopeful of getting something.”

Turner set up United’s first goal against Cables at the weekend when his shot could only be parried by Prescott goalkeeper Zak Jones and Carden pounced four minutes after the restart.

The midfielder struck again on 75 minutes after running on to Simon Garner’s pass to wrap up the points in front of 2,045 home fans.

FC travel to Witton on Saturday before visiting Leigh on Tuesday night.