Thursday, March 24, 2011

Buxton 2 FC United 2

 Source: Bury Times

 9:50am Thursday 24th March 2011

 By Bury Times Sports Reporter

 CAPTAIN Mike Norton grabbed an injury-time equaliser to earn FC United a priceless point at promotion rivals Buxton.

The Rebels striker’s last-gasp leveller kept the Gigg Lane tenants within two points off the Evo-Stik Premier League play-off places. Kieran Lugsden gave Buxton a third-minute lead, and put the fourth-placed hosts further in front nine minutes into the second half after robbing goalkeeper Sam Ashton of possession.

Norton pulled one back on 65 minutes before firing home deep into injury time to extend Karl Marginson’s side’s unbeaten run to 11 games. FC, who travelled to struggling Whitby last night (Wednesday), take on third-placed North Ferriby United at Gigg Lane in another crucial fixture.