Thursday, February 18, 2010

Blues target FC United of Manchester scalp

Source: Hemsworth and Southelmsall Express

Published Date:
18 February 2010
By Nick Rigg

FRICKLEY Athletic will be looking to secure crucial back-to-back UniBond Premier League wins when they host FC United of Manchester on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).
An injury-time Adam Lee winner gave the Blues a first win in seven matches at old foes Worksop Town on Wednesday night to lift them four points clear of the drop zone.

And they'll be looking to secure back-to-back wins for the first time since last October and further ease their relegation fears at the Tech5 Stadium this weekend.

United were in the thick of relegation trouble alongside Frickley not long ago but a run of six games without defeat have seen them shoot up the table.

And although lifted by Wednesday's success at Worksop, boss Billy Heath knows Karl Marginson's men will be a tough nut to crack.

"I think everybody knows they've been in a false position for most of the season and now they're showing what they can do," said Heath.

"They have a massive spending budget and a great support there.

"They're finding a bit of form but we had a good result there not too long back and we'll be looking for a repeat of that on Saturday."

The Blues held United to a 0-0 stalemate at Gigg Lane last month.

The clash across the Pennines was played in front of almost 1,500 fans and Frickley are set for a bumper crowd of their own at the Tech5 Stadium tomorrow.

Blues fans are set to get a first taste of new signings Michael Wood and Ben Chapman, while midweek match-winner Adam Lee is set to keep his place in attack.

See this week's Hemsworth and South Elmsall Express for all the latest sports news from around the area.