Thursday, November 26, 2009

Rebels look to bounce back

Source: Bury Times

8:10am Thursday 26th November 2009
By Staff Sports Reporter

FC United must turn their attentions to moving up the table after they crashed out of the FA Trophy.

The Rebels are just one place above the drop zone but eight points off the play-off places in the UniBond Premier League.

Karl Marginson’s side have a great opportunity to gain ground on their rivals if they can defeat seventh-placed Kendal Town at Gigg Lane on Saturday.

But they must overcome their weekend’s disappointment after being dumped out of the cup by Harrogate Town in their second qualifying round tie.

The Blue Square North side were 3-0 up after 52 minutes through Craig James, Rory Coleman and Adam Novakowski.

Simon Carden hit a quickfire brace in the last 10 minutes to set up a frenetic finale, but it proved in vain as Harrogate held on.

FC were due to face Kendal on Tuesday night but their Challenge Cup clash was a victim of the weather.

Midfielder Adam Carden, meanwhile, has left the club.