Saturday, March 20, 2010

FC United 2 Hucknall 0

Source: Manchester Evening News

Sam Williams

March 20, 2010

Goals from Carlos Roca and David Chadwick gave FC United a well-earned win over Hucknall at Gigg Lane on Saturday.

The Rebels built on their positive midweek performance at Matlock to produce a dominant display that ended their run of three consecutive defeats.

“We’ve had a great response from the players since the Durham game and it was a convincing win,” said FC boss Karl Marginson.

“Even though we lost at Matlock, the lads showed encouraging spirit and drive there and we never doubted their character.

“It was really important to get the three points today, and we repaid the fans’ fantastic support with great work rate and endeavour,” he added.

FC broke the deadlock after nine minutes when Ben Deegan diverted Jerome Wright’s cross back across goal and winger Roca nodded past Daniel Haystead for his 11th goal of the season.

The home side then piled on the pressure in search of the second goal but had to settle for their one goal lead at the break after Haystead had twice denied Simon Carden.

Marginson’s side picked up where they left off in the second period and almost doubled their advantage when Deegan’s goal-bound effort was blocked by Luke Smith.

And the Rebels finally sealed the victory in the 73rd minute as skipper Chadwick buried the close-range rebound after Nick Swirad’s header had been stopped on the line.