Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Win after 28 defeats for England's worst football team

Source: Daily Mirror

By Steve Myall 16/03/2010

England's worst football team have finally won a game - after losing 28 times on the trot.

Durham City keeper Rhys Jobling saved a penalty to secure a shock 2-1 victory away at FC United of Manchester.

And that meant celebrations for the Unibond League Premier Division club, who had scored just 16 goals and let in 137 before Saturday.

That record makes them the least successful side in the country. And they are still bottom of the table by 26 points.

A six-point deduction imposed by the FA for fielding a suspended player under a false name earlier in the season means they still need another victory simply to get up to zero.

But jubilant Rhys, 20, now hoping to keep out Whitby Town at home tonight, beamed: "It was like winning the Cup."