Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Rebels on the up

Source: Manchester Evening News

Stuart Brennan
March 18, 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 on Tuesday night.

The Rebels, backed by 350 travelling fans, leapfrogged their opponents and also benefited from Guiseley's shock home defeat by Frickley. Keeper Sam Ashton kept the scores level before Jerome Wright, back after a suspension, twice came close to giving FC the lead.

Carlos Roca fired them ahead from the spot on 62 minutes after a Ferriby defender was 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 Nathan Fairhurst wrapped it up on 74 minutes.