Monday, October 12, 2009

FC United 3 Staylbridge Celtic 3

Source: The Bolton News

8:21pm Sunday 11th October 2009
By Liam Chronnell »

FC United wasted a great opportunity to pull off a cup shock and reach the fourth qualifying round for the first time in their history after twice throwing away a two-goal lead at Gigg Lane.

Carlos Roca and Phil Marsh put the Rebels in control after 35 minutes but Matty Barlow hit back for the Blue Suare North outfit before half-time.

David Chadwick restored FC’s advantage on 50 minutes only for Joe O’Neill to make it 3-2 five minutes later.

And the same player sent the tie to a replay on Tuesday night when he struck from the penalty spot on 69 minutes to silence the majority of the 2,819 crowd.