Friday, February 06, 2009

FC United's Turner prize

5/ 2/2009

A LATE winner from Tommy Turner on Saturday took FC United into the UniBond Premier League play-off places.

Turner’s 88th minute header followed a 25-yard blockbuster from Jerome Wright a minute earlier as FC overcame a 1-0 deficit to beat Guiseley 2-1 and leap-frog them into fifth place.

The result represented sweet revenge for the reds, who were denied a win in the reverse fixture in November by an injury time equaliser.

But it looked like FC’s luck was to desert them again when Wright deflected a Simeon Bambrook shot into his own goal after 17 minutes.

However, FC battled back despite losing the league’s top scorer, Kyle Wilson, with a knee injury early on.

New signing Adam Tong excelled at the back and added a new weapon to United’s armoury with his enormous throw-ins but chances were few and far between. The best fell to loan signing Tristram Whitman, who somehow missed from the goal line following excellent work from Adam Carden on the right.

It took a stroke of genius from Wright to haul the reds level and Turner then secured the spoils by heading home at the back post following a goal mouth melee.

FC will hope to repeat their leap-frogging trick by winning at fourth-placed Nantwich Town on Saturday, February 7, kick-off 3pm.

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