March 26, 2009
CARLOS Roca's hat-trick fired FC United back into Unibond Premier League play-off contention last night.
The nippy striker was too hot for Ashton United to handle, and another goal for co-striker Carl Lomax secured a 4-0 win for the Rebels, their biggest home win of the season.
Roca began the rout after just two minutes, pouncing on the ball after Danny Warrender's free kick into the box had caused havoc, and firing home a well-struck shot.
Ten minutes later Lomax doubled the lead, another sweet striker after good work by winger Jerome Wright.
Roca grabbed his second from the penalty spot on 55 minutes and completed his hat-trick - his ninth goal of the season - in the dying seconds of the game, with a tremendous solo effort.
Victory moves FC to within three points of the play-off zone with six games to go, and a trip to Marine on Saturday.