Wednesday, March 23, 2011

FC United expected to draw big crowd to Whitby

 Source: Gazette and Herald

 2:32pm Wednesday 23rd March 2011

 Whitby Town can expect a bumper crowd when Evo-Stik Premier play-off chasers FC United visit Upgang Lane tonight (Wednesday).

The visitors, formed in protest to the Glazer family’s involvement at Manchester United, travel in numbers with Saturday’s away match at Buxton attracting an attendance of 1,726. Town should go into the match in confident mood, though, having taken four points from their last two fixtures.

The Seasiders held promotion hopefuls Chasetown to take a point from a 1-1 draw on Saturday.

Ben Jevons gave the hosts a ninth-minute lead, following good work by Gary Birch, but Whitby earned a share of the spoils thanks to a Kevin Burgess goal midway through the second half.

That result came on the back of a 2-1 win at relegation rivals Hucknall Town in which Tony Leeson and Jimmy Beadle were the marksmen.

Whitby will travel to another play-off contender on Saturday when they take on Matlock Town in a 1pm kick off to avoid clashing with England’s European Championship qualifier in Wales.