Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Colwyn Bay FC v FC United

 Source: Daily Post, North Wales

 COLWYN Bay will bid to enhance their top four status with a second home win in four days when they take on FC United at Llanelian Road tonight (7.45pm).

Victory could even lift Colwyn Bay into second place on their own if Northwich fail to win at Marine, but player-boss Dave Challinor is not underestimating the task his side face.

And he will again be looking for the same high level of performance and workrate that the players showed in last Saturday’s win against second-placed Buxton.

FC United, who are just one tie away from going into the hat with the Premier League big guns for the third round draw of the FA Cup, have just had an impressive seven-match winning run, including an FA Cup success at Rochdale, ended by last Saturday’s 1-0 league defeat at Northwich Victoria.

They will be keen to bounce back from that tonight, but they were somewhat fortunate to beat Colwyn Bay at Gigg Lane in the FA Trophy recently and Seagulls fans will be hoping their side can avenge that result tonight.

Colwyn Bay will need a late check on midfielder Mick McGraa who aggravated an ankle injury last Saturday, but the player-boss expects to have everyone available and says players on the bench will play a key role later in the game.

FC United are still without first choice keeper Zach Hibbert (broken nose), but are expected to include most of the players who won at Rochdale.

These include Jake Cottrell, who is one of five players shortlisted for the FA Cup Player of the Round award which is due to be announced next Monday.