Saturday, December 05, 2009

Whitby 2 FC United 2

Source: Manchester Evening News

Sam Williams

December 05, 2009

FC United twice came from behind to rescue a point in a hard-fought draw at Whitby.

The Rebels controlled the opening exchanges but fell behind against the run of play in the 36th minute, when ex-Middlesbrough striker Andrew Campbell sprang the offside trap and fired past Sam Ashton to give the home side the lead.

Whitby defender Andrew Leeson gifted FC an equaliser just minutes later as he put through his own goal after a trademark Adam Tong long-throw had caused havoc in the Seasiders’ penalty area.

However, Whitby restored their lead just before the interval as midfielder Tony Hackworth made it 2-1 to the home side at half time.

Joe Yoffe pulled the visitors level again shortly after the restart, and FC had to settle for a point after the striker spurned a glorious opportunity to grab a late winner after an evenly-matched second half.