Saturday, August 28, 2010

FC United of Manchester reach highest point in their history after hammering Retford United

 Source: Northwich Guardian

 8:45pm Saturday 28th August 2010

FC UNITED of Manchester sit at the top of the Premier Division table for the first time after winning three matches in the season’s first seven days.

A midweek win over Nantwich Town was followed by a five-goals demolition of Retford United on Saturday.

The only other club with a 100 per cent record after three games is Northwich Victoria, who edged out Bradford Park Avenue on Tuesday before scoring a comfortable 4-0 victory over Hucknall Town.

Tommy Brookbanks’ Yellows won by the same margin at Buxton on Wednesday.

Sharing third place in the standings are Ashton United and Matlock Town, both of whom have yet to concede a goal.

However the two teams failed to hit the target at the other end either in weekend draws at Frickley Athletic and Ossett Town respectively.

The fans of the latter two clubs suffered a goals after seeing their teams’ games draw blanks for the second time in the space of five days.

Indeed Billy Heath’s men have yet to find the net in three attempts!

Newly-promoted Mickleover Sports are finding the going tougher than last term, conceding ten goals in the first week, to Retford and Nantwich as the only teams still to score a point.