Friday, March 20, 2009

UniBond League round-up

11:40am Friday 20th March 2009

By Nick Jackson

RADCLIFFE Borough make the long journey to UniBond Division One North League leaders Durham City on the back of a fine 4-1 win at Garforth Town.

Boro became only the second side to beat City when they visited Stainton Park 11 days ago and Gerry Luczka’s men will be hoping the Garforth result, in which Tom Brooks scored a superb hat-trick and Steve Howson volleyed home the fourth, will give them momentum to complete an impressive double over the North East side.

In the Premier Division, bottom club Leigh Genesis have a mountain to climb if they are to avoid relegation as they are 10 points adrift of safety with only nine games of the season remaining.

Their cause was not helped in midweek when they suffered a demoralising 8-0 hammering by Nantwich Town in midweek and return to Stainton Park tomorrow when they entertain Guiseley, a side still with play-off aspirations.

FC United hope their own version of the Neville brothers can help the breakaway club continue their meteoric rise up the non-league pyramid The Rebels have signed Dave Neville’s younger brother Lee as they chase a fourth consecutive promotion.

The versatile former Oldham Athletic youngster will provide invaluable cover as FC target the play-off spots.

The next seven days will go a long way to deciding whether the Gigg Lane tenants will be playing in Blue Square North next season.

Marginson’s men visit fourth-placed Hednesford tomorrow, then have a home clash with Ashton United on Wednesday.

Back-to-back victories have reignited FC’s chances of promotion.