Saturday, December 12, 2009

FC United 2 Retford 4

Source: Manchester Evening News

Sam Williams

December 12, 2009

LEAGUE leaders Retford produced a superb first half display to help them to victory over FC United at Gigg Lane on Saturday.

The Rebels got off to the worst possible start when the visitors opened the scoring with their first attack of the game after three minutes through striker Colin Marrison.

Marrison then capitalised on some hesitant FC United defending from a corner to double their lead from close-range in the 17th minute.

And Retford effectively ended the game as a contest shortly after when Darrell Thomas drilled past Sam Ashton to make it 3-0.

Carlos Roca gave FC a glimmer of hope in the 41st minute with a sensational 25-yard strike, but Retford restored their three goal cushion ten minutes into the second half as Marrison completed his hat-trick.

However, the Rebels refused to give up and Simon Carden headed home Ben Deegan’s cross in the 61st minute to set up a tense final half an hour.

But despite their best efforts, Karl Marginson’s men could not claw their way back as the visitors closed out the game to take a well-earned three points.