Monday, March 30, 2009

Mariners sinking fast following ninth straight loss

Source: Liverpool Daily Post

Mar 30 2009 by Philip Kirkbride

IN FRONT of a record crowd and a ferocious atmosphere, FC United of Manchester inflicted a ninth straight defeat on Marine.

The Mariners have slipped to 13th place in the UniBond Premier Division following the defeat but will have taken heart from their first-half display in front of 1,146 fans.

Four goals in 11 manic minutes were befitting of the occasion with Simon Carden profiting from sloppy defending to open the scoring on 33 minutes.

Two minutes later and Marine rallied, Peter Cumiskey slid in Karl O’Donnell’s low cross before Wayne McDermott lashed a volley into the top corner a minute later to put the Crosby side 2-1 up.

However a minute before half-time, Carl Lomax bundled his way through on the home goal before firing past Sean Lake to make it 2-2.

The second half was less dramatic as FC United took control of proceedings and just past the hour Lomax was on hand to net his second and seal the win.