Friday, April 08, 2011

Worksop 1 FC United 2

 Source: Bury Times

 A last-minute penalty by Jerome Wright sealed a victory over promotion rivals Worksop at Cannon Park as FC United came from 1-0 down at half-time to take all three points, keeping them in the play-off places with six games to go.

The Reds fell behind to a superb strike by James Cotterill in the eighth minute and it took until 19 minutes from time for Mike Norton to get them back on level terms with a low diving header – his 28th goal of the season.

With the game seemingly petering out into a draw, United were awarded a last minute penalty when centre-back Terry Barwick handled the ball in the box. Wright calmly stepped up, sent keeper Jon Worsnop the wrong way and placed his spot-kick into the bottom left corner, sending the majority of the 892-strong crowd into raptures.

It was a match that United probably just shaded but one which could have gone either way right up until the last minute. In the end, it was the Reds who grabbed another vital three points and extended their unbeaten two-month run to 14 games.