Thursday, September 22, 2011

Woodley Sports 1 FC United 4

 Source: Bury Times

 FC UNITED cruised past Woodley Sports at Glossop on Tuesday night to book themselves a home tie against Lancaster City in the second qualifying round of the FA Cup.

After the disappointment of conceding a last-gasp equaliser in Saturday’s first meeting, Karl Marginson’s side made no mistake in the replay, running out comfortable winners against the Evo-Stik Division One North side.

They always looked in control after Carlos Roca broke the deadlock with a 28th-minute penalty after Mike Norton had been tripped by Harry Bockarie.

Both sides had chances before half time and just after the break FC defender Daniel Stott almost sliced a clearance into his own net, but keeper James Spencer managed to tip the ball round the post.

However, within five minutes Ben Deegan doubled the lead with a header from a Roca cross and the tie was effectively in the bag when Aidan Jones headed a third from a corner.

Three minutes later, Woodley got a foothold back in the game with Gee firing home a superb 25 yard shot into the top corner, giving Spencer no chance.

Gary Gee, who took the tie to a replay when he scored Woodley’s equaliser deep into added time at Gigg Lane, pulled one back for the Evo-Stik Division One North side with a terrific strike, but Norton made the most of a simple chance 10 minutes from time as United secured their first win in six matches..

On Saturday, Leading through a 39th-minute goal from Nick Platt, the Reds looked home and dry on Saturday until keeper James Spencer parried a free-kick and Gee drove a shot through a crowded area with the last kick of the game.

FC will host Division One North title-chasers Lancaster on Saturday, October 1, kick off 3pm.

On Saturday they will look to move up the Premier Division when they travel to Skelmersdale aiming to bank three points at the expense of bottom-of-the-table Burscough.

9:20am Thursday 22nd September 2011
By Bury Times Sports Reporter