Saturday, February 28, 2009

FC United 1 Buxton 1

February 28, 2009

THE Rebels lost winger Jerome Wright to a red card, and manager Karl Marginson, banished to the stand, in a stormy finish to their UniBond League premier division clash at Gigg Lane.

Wright was dismissed after a scuffle with a Buxton player, and the FC bench reacted angrily, leading to Marginson's dismissal by the ref.

Buxton had been worth their half time lead after going ahead on seven minutes through Mark Reed, with the poor defending which has haunted FC's season returning to plague them again.

Sam Ashton had to be alert to prevent a second goal from the Derbyshire side, who provided the Rebels with their first win at this level back in August.

A half time rocket from Marginson did the trick, and six minutes into the second half big defender Adam Tong scored his first goal for the club to level things up.

With the 2,158 crowd getting behind the team, Simon Carden then had an effort cleared off the line, but Buxton held on for a draw.