Wednesday, November 04, 2009

FC United 1 Lancaster City 0 (AET)

Source: Manchester Evening News

Sam Williams

November 04, 2009

FC United are through to the FA Trophy third qualifying round after beating 10-man Lancaster 1-0 after extra time in last night’s second round replay at Gigg Lane.

The visitors were reduced to 10 men in the 13th minute when midfielder Chris Ward recklessly challenged Jerome Wright from behind.

FC predictably dominated possession with the extra man. However they failed to seriously test Martin Fearon throughout the remainder of the first half.

The home side began the second half on the front foot and Adam Tong forced Fearon into a great save in the 49th minute.

The Rebels continued to press in search of the elusive opening goal and substitute Simon Carden went close 15 minutes from time, but the visitors stood firm to force extra time.

The breakthrough finally came in the 93rd minute as Ben Deegan headed home Jerome Wright’s cross to set up a home tie against Harrogate Town on Saturday, November 21.