Wednesday 26th August 2009
FC UNITED’s season finally kicked into life as they picked up their first UniBond Premier win of the campaign.
Almost 1,900 fans packed into Gigg Lane to see the Rebels take on high flying Marine. Games between Manchester and Merseyside clubs are always tense affairs, and with FC United seeking to lift themselves out of the bottom two this game was no different.
Rob Nugent put the Rebels into the lead with an early goal. Ben Deegan doubled the advantage two minutes into the second half and Jamie Mack made it 3-0 to United at the death.
The victory sees the Rebels leap up to mid table.
In the Zamaretto Premier, Truro City gave hosts Swindon Supermarine a 4-0 hiding. The victory sees newly promoted Truro move up to 4th spot, while Supermarine tumble to 5th from bottom.
Farnborough move into pole position after Bradley Bubb’s first half goal earned the Hampshire side a 1-0 victory against visitors Didcot.
Two dropped points saw Cambridge City slip to 3rd as they could only muster a point in a 1-1 draw at Halesowen Town.
In the Zamaretto South & West, Thatcham won 3-1 at Frome Town. And East Thurrock won 3-0 at Ilford in a Ryman North encounter.