Thursday, April 22, 2010

FC's losing run continues

Source: Manchester Evening News

Sam Williams

April 22, 2010

Ashton condemned FC United to their fourth consecutive defeat at Gigg Lane on Wednesday night.

Phil Marsh's header put FC ahead before Iain Howard equalised with a penalty.

Liam Dawson gave the visitors a half-time lead with a stunning strike, before Craig Robinson increased their advantage after the break. Ben Deegan grabbed a late consolation for the Rebels.

Meanwhile, FC will mark their last game of the season at Gigg Lane on Saturday (3pm) by giving youngsters the chance to watch the Rebels for free.

All under 18s can attend ‘Youth United Day’ at the ground for no cost, which includes various activities and free access to the game against Matlock Town.

Former United winger Lee Sharpe and ‘Looking for Eric’ star Steve Evets will be special guests at the event.

“We are committed to providing affordable and accessible live football for all communities in Greater Manchester, not least young people,” said FC general manager Andy Walsh.

“Youth United Day is a celebration of youth participation and achievement and we hope to welcome as many groups and individuals as possible.”