Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Rebels must bounce back

Source: Bury Times

12:10pm Wednesday 28th October 2009
By Marc Higginson

FC United will have to overcome the disappointment of back-to-back defeats when they travel to Lancaster in the FA Trophy on Saturday.

The Rebel Reds’ dreams of FA Cup glory were dashed on Saturday when strikes by Mark Danks, an Adam Tong own goal and Wayne Riley condemned them to a 3-0 defeat at Northwich Victoria.

“We’ve had a great run,” said FC manager Karl Marginson. “Credit to the lads for getting so far.”

A miserable week continued on Tuesday night when the breakaway club were beaten 1-0 at North Ferriby in the UniBond Premier Division, with Carlos Roca missing a penalty and Dave Neville being sent-off.

Meanwhile, Marginson has strengthened his ranks with the signing of Guadeloup international midfielder Ludovic Quistin from Zamaretto League Premier Division side Hednesford Town.

Quistin, who is reputedly the cousin of Arsenal and France defender William Gallas, has played for several non-League clubs in England but most notably Weston-super-Mare, King’s Lynn, Boston United and Tamworth.