Saturday, March 06, 2010

Rebels lose at Buxton

Source: Manchester Evening News

Sam Williams

March 06, 2010

FC United slipped to their first defeat of 2010 with a 3-0 loss at Buxton.

The Rebels lacked a cutting edge up-front following Kyle Wilson’s recall to Macclesfield and never looked like extending their unbeaten run to nine games.

“It was a disappointing performance from us today, but Buxton have been in tremendous form recently and credit to them because they ran out worthy winners,” said FC boss Karl Marginson.

“The pitch wasn’t the best but it’s the same for both teams and they adapted to the conditions well whereas we didn’t.”

Midfielder Kieran Lugsden opened the scoring for the home side with a 17th minute tap-in.

FC nearly drew level minutes later as Joe Yoffe’s effort was cleared off the line, but Buxton doubled their advantage in the 26th minute when Lee Morris rounded off a flowing team-move with a sensational volley.

And the Rebels’ misery was compounded five minutes from time when Mark Reed finished superbly for the hosts’ third goal of the afternoon.