Thursday, October 22, 2009

Rebels eye up cup success

Source: Bury Times

12:30pm Thursday 22nd October 2009

FC United are dreaming of a glamour tie in the first round proper of the FA Cup if they can overcome Northwich Victoria.

The likes of Leeds, Southampton, Charlton and landlords Bury all await the breakaway club if they can beat the Blue Square North opponents on Saturday.

And, having already upset Staylbridge Celtic from the same division in the last round, the Gigg Lane tenants will be confident of keeping their Wembley dream alive at Victoria Stadium.

“It’s the biggest game in the club’s short history,” said Rebels boss Karl Marginson ahead of the fourth qualifying round tie.

“It’s a really exciting game for us and and prize awaiting is absolutely huge.

“For any team who has only been going for just over four years to reach the first round proper would be a fantastic achievement.

But Marginson knows his side face a tough test against the Cheshire club.

He added: “They are going well and would be second in the table but for a 10-point deduction at the start of the season.

“But we showed in beating Stalybridge we have the players who can compete at the level above and it’s up to us to show we can do that consistently.”

Captain Dave Chadwick hopes to recover from injury in time for the weekend, while new signings Joseph Yoffe, a former Stockport County trainee who has been playing in America, and Frenchman Ludovic Quistin, from Hednesford Town, will be involved.

The Rebels enjoyed their fifth win in six games when they beat Ashton United 3-1 in the FA Trophy on Saturday.