Saturday, April 24, 2010

FC United sign off with a win

Source: Manchester Evening News

Sam Williams

April 24, 2010

FC United rounded off their season in style with a comfortable 1-0 victory over Matlock on Saturday.

Jerome Wright’s superb finish seven minutes from time ended the Rebels’ run of four straight defeats and sent the bumper Gigg Lane crowd of over 2,800 home happy.

FC began the game strongly and almost took the lead on the half hour mark when Wright hit the inside of the post after being played in by Carlos Roca.

The visitors flew out of the traps in the second half and midfielder Liam King forced Sam Ashton into a fine save. However, the Rebels quickly reasserted themselves and deservedly finished the campaign on a high through Wright’s excellent goal.

Meanwhile, Rob Nugent, who made over 170 appearances for FC, has retired from the game due to persistent injuries and work commitments.