April 09, 2009
AFTER a great weekend, both on and off the pitch, FC United are gathering momentum for their promotion push as they host Nantwich Town on Easter Monday, April 11, kick-off 3pm.
The UniBond league’s biggest crowd of the season saw FC swat aside North Ferriby 4-0 on Saturday thanks in part to veteran Simon Carden’s stunner, which made him the club’s second all time top scorer.
The match was played out against the back drop of Youth United Day, which brought over 3,000 people from all walks of life to Gigg Lane.
The other goals were scored by Carlos Roca, Jerome Wright and Tunji Moses as the reds pushed up to fourth spot in the table, with promotion challengers Nantwich the next team to visit.
Manager Karl Marginson said: "We looked at our squad a few months ago and were confident that we could still make the play-offs.
"I said as much in December and a lot of people scoffed. Well, I’m not getting too big headed yet but we have a serious chance of proving me right.
"It was similar last season when we came from nowhere to gain promotion via the play-offs. Hopefully, we will match last season’s achievement.
"Nantwich are a good team in with a shout of winning the league, so it will be tough. But we have beaten some of the top sides already this season and, on our day, we are as good as anyone."
Admission to the game costs £7.50 for adults, £5 for over-60s and £2 for under-18s.