Monday, January 05, 2009

Non-league round up

5/ 1/2009

BOSS Karl Marginson insisted it's not beyond FC United to achieve a fourth successive promotion in 2009 after seeing them kick off the New Year in style.

Two Tommy Turner goals plus Simon Carden's simple tap-in gave the rebel Reds a comfortable 3-0 win at Worksop on a day when most local non-League fixtures were again frozen off.

Although FC remain 11th in the UniBond premier division, victory in Nottinghamshire means they're now just seven points short of a play-off place with at least one game in hand on many of the teams above them.

Marginson said: "We've a lot to do, but we firmly believe promotion to Blue Square North remains a realistic target."

Carden opened the scoring seven minutes before the break after Simon Garner and Kyle Wilson had combined to provide him with the simplest of chances.

Turner then struck twice in eight minutes midway through the second-half as lowly Worksop were sunk without trace.