Tuesday, May 03, 2011

FC United fall at final hurdle

 Source: M.E.N.

 Video links: http://youtu.be/cozqFOoPe30 (Andy Walsh) and http://youtu.be/_34TxRMXKC4 (Rob Dawson)

 Rob Dawson
 May 03, 2011

FC United’s incredible season came to an end with a 1-0 defeat to Colwyn Bay in the Evo-Stik Premier League play-off final.

Former Bury striker Jon Newby scored the only goal of the game to condemn United to a third season in the third-tier of non-league football and send the 1,500 travelling fans home disappointed.

“That their goalkeeper has been named man-of-the-match really says it all for me,” said the Rebels manager Karl Marginson.

“I don’t want to say we were the better side because we’ve ended up losing but we dominated possession and caused them problems.

“They were good defensively and the keeper has done what he’s supposed to do.

“If we’d have scored when we were well on top then we would have gone on to greater things.

Marginson added: “I’m a little bit disappointed with the way we defended for the goal but I can’t really fault the players. Not just for today but for everything they’ve done this season.

“It’s an absolutely monumental achievement to get to this stage.

“We’ve had the FA Cup run and the fans have had a ball in the sun even though we’ve lost. We can take a lot from this season and we’ve got to be proud.”

Marginson added: “We’ll have another go at getting up next year but do it as champions.

“I can’t wait for next season already, I can’t wait.