Monday, May 02, 2011

FC United can take another step towards the Football League with play-off triumph

 Source: Daily Mail

 FC United are on the brink of a fourth promotion in six seasons as they prepare to face Colwyn Bay in the EvoStik Premier League play-off final.

The ambitious club, formed in 2005 by disenchanted supporters of Manchester United, have been on an upward curve since starting out in the North West Counties League Division Two.

And victory over Colwyn in Wales would elevate United to the Conference North, just two promotions away from the Football League.

Despite having lost twice to Bay in the league this season, FC United manager Karl Marginson is confident his side can prevail.

He said: 'Colwyn beat us twice in the league but they were close games so we have nothing to fear – especially since we beat Rochdale in the FA Cup and then did so well against Brighton.

'Dave Challinor is their manager and he’s experienced and has a big team that concentrates on set pieces with good movement up top.

'My message to the lads who are sensible about these things is to enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend and then let’s give it our best on Monday afternoon.

'We are physically strong as you would expect at this stage of the season. We have the ability to beat them and continue our remarkable progress.'