Sunday, April 18, 2010

UniBond League round-up

Source: The Bolton News

9:14pm Sunday 18th April 2010

* By Staff Sports Reporter »

LEIGH Genesis kept alive their hopes of a place in the UniBond League Division One North play-offs with a point at Woodley Sports thanks to Matt Jansen’s equaliser with 20 minutes remaining.

Although Genesis ran out 2-0 victors when the two sides met at the Leigh Sports Village Stadium last month, Leigh’s last visit to Lambeth Grove resulted in a 2-1 defeat in the UniBond League President’s Cup first round last October.

Dale Whitham, Leigh’s main attacking threat, was unlucky when his header from a corner was headed off the line on 18 minutes.

Leigh went behind on the hour when goalkeeper Steven Drench misjudged a cross that allowed Danny Queeley to nip in and loop a header into the empty net.

They hit back when Tom Ince delivered a perfect cross from the right that substitute Jansen hooked into the net.

In the same division, Radcliffe Borough squandered a two-goal lead in an eventful first half at Prescot Cables where they drew 3-3. James Mullineux put Boro ahead on 14 minutes and Alistair Brown added the second 17 minutes later.

But a Karl Brown double in the 39th and 44th minute – the first from the penalty spot – put the home side right back in it.

Ben Wharton restored Boro’s advantage two minutes after the restart, but Phil Cooney levelled again nine minutes later.

Boro entertain Lancaster City tomorrow night, kick off 7.45pm, in their penultimate match of the season.

In the Premier Division, FC United looked to be on course for a shock victory at leaders Boston United until a late goal blitz saw them go down 4-1 in front of a crowd of 2,533.

Jerome Wright gave the Rebels the lead in the fourth minute which they held until Boston equalised on 70 minutes. The home side went ahead on 77 minutes, scored again two minutes later and got a fourth two minutes from time.