Thursday, March 19, 2009

Play-offs in FC's sight

March 19, 2009

FC UNITED will climb back into the play-off places if they win away at Hednesford Town on Saturday, March 21, kick-off 3pm.

The reds beat promotion rivals North Ferriby 2-0 on Tuesday night to move within two points of the UniBond Premier League’s top five.

United leap-frogged North Ferriby in the table thanks to goals from Simon Carden and Carlos Roca.

Goalkeeper Sam Ashton made some good saves for FC to keep the scores level before Jerome Wright, who returned from suspension, twice went close to giving United the lead.

Roca scored from the penalty spot on 62 minutes with the Ferriby offender being sent off for his foul.

Carden then hit his second goal of the week to see off the home side.

Tuesday’s result followed a 2-0 home win against Frickley Athletic on Saturday.

Danny Warrender joined Carden on the scoresheet for FC.

United will hope to make it three wins in a row against fourth-placed Hednesford, which would take them above the Staffordshire side and into the play-off shake up.