March 12, 2009
FC UNITED hope to get their play-off dream back on track when they host 13th-placed Frickley Athletic at Gigg Lane this Saturday, March 14, kick-off 3pm.
The ninth-placed reds suffered an injury time defeat at lowly Matlock at the weekend despite taking the lead through Carlos Roca.
The Derbyshire side fought back to level before the break and they then stunned United with Jamie Jackson’s winning goal which came three minutes into stoppage time.
FC goalkeeper Sam Ashton had earlier saved a penalty but it was a case of missed chances proving costly for the reds and they now face an uphill struggle to make the top five with just 10 games to go.
They are struggling without top scorer Kyle Wilson, who is waiting for a scan on his knee problem, and midfielder Dave Neville, who is likely to miss the rest of the season with a broken ankle.
But they are still only four points off the play-off places.
Admission to Saturday’s game costs £7.50 for adults, £5 for over-60s and £2 for under-18s. The Manchester United versus Liverpool match will be shown inside Gigg Lane prior to the game.