Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Source: Manchester Evening News
March 17, 2009
FC UNITED moved to within two points of the Unibond premier division play-offs with a 2-0 win at promotion rivals North Ferriby United last night.
The Rebels, backed by 350 travelling fans, who made the long journey to Humberside, leapfrogged their opponents and also also benefited from Guiseley’s shock home defeat by Frickley.
Keeper Sam Ashton kept the scores level before as the home side began strongly, but FC took control Jerome Wright, back after a suspension, twice came close to giving FC Karl Marginson’s side the lead.
Carlos Roca fired them FC ahead from the spot on 62 minutes, his fifth goal of the season, after a Ferriby defender was had been red-carded for the penalty offence. And Simon Carden saw off a spirited response by the home side by scoring the second.
NORTHWICH’S misery continued in the Blue Square Conference Premier as they slumped 2-1 at home to Wrexham. Kyle Perry fired Vics into a 13th minute lead but within two minutes Matt Jansen had levelled and 16 minutes from time Nathan Fairhurst wrapped up the three points on 74 minutes for the Welsh side.