Monday, November 02, 2009

Injury worries for FC United

Source: Manchester Evening News

Sam Williams

November 02, 2009
FC UNITED may be without the injured Rob Nugent, Dave Chadwick and Danny Warrender for their FA Trophy replay with Lancaster on Wednesday.

The defensive trio all picked up knocks in Saturday's thrilling second qualifying round tie which finished 3-3.

The Rebels led 3-1 with just seven minutes remaining, but a late fight-back from the home side saw them draw level to set up the replay at Gigg Lane.

"We should have seen the game through, but we didn't kill it off and that's something the players have to learn to do very quickly," said FC boss Karl Marginson.

Joe Yoffe bagged a brace inside the opening 21 minutes for the Rebels.

Roger Sharrock pulled one back for Lancaster, but Carlos Roca looked to have put the tie beyond them with a superb effort 15 minutes from time.

However, goals from Jordan Connerton and Sharrock in the final minutes snatched an unlikely draw

Debutant Neil Chappell was a two-goal hero for Salford City as they eased into the third qualifying round with a 5-3 victory over Clitheroe.

Leigh and Witton Albion also went through, while Mossley will host Brackley on Tuesday in a replay.