Thursday, September 23, 2010

Rebels at home in FA Cup

Source: MEN

FC United entertain Gainsborough Trinity at Gigg Lane on Saturday in the second qualifying round of the FA Cup.

Both the main stand and the Manchester Road end will be open for the tie against the Conference North side.

And FC will be in top mood after two goals in two second half minutes got them back on the winning trail with a 2-0 success against Burscough.

Micky Norton notched the first on 69 minutes after combining with Lee Neville. And two minutes later James Holden cross was diverted in by a defender.

On Saturday, FC United slipped to a surprising 4-1 home defeat by Stocksbridge Park Steels.

But it could all have been very different with the Reds missing two penalties. The first came when Norton failed from the spot in the early stages with the match still scoreless.

And Stocksbridge made them pay with two strikes before half time.

The visitors then added a tird in the 58th minute before Glynn Hurst, making his debut for the Rebels, reduced the deficit with a strike in the 63rd minute.

But Stocksbridge had added a fourth before Ben Deegan compounded the Rebels agony with another penalty miss.

Elsewhere, Radcliffe Borough were denied their second win of the season when Prescot Cables snatched a last gasp equaliser for a 1-1 draw.

Borough had taken the lead on 75 minutes when a deflected shot from Roscoe rebounded off the post to Gary Sampson who found Kris King on the edge of the box and he rifled home into the top corner.

But Roscoe then blotted his copybook with a misplaced pass to Jones in the Prescot area that started a counter attack from Aaron Rey.

And he eventually found Joe Gibiliru on the right, who smashed the ball past Nick Culkin to give the visitors an undeserved point.