FC United continued their charge up the Evo-Stik League’s premier division with a 3-1 victory at Frickley Athletic seeing them climb to eighth place, writes Tony Glennon.
But the rapidly improving Rebels had to wait until the 53rd minute before breaking the deadlock when Ben Deegan’s cross was turned into his own net by defender Stuart Ludlam.
Matthew Wolfenden added a second goal just two minutes later, firing home from 15 yards after latching onto Deegan’s chested knock-down.
And, though Frickley reduced the arrears in the 63rd minute, Brad Grayson netting from no more than a yard out following a goalmouth scramble, Deegan promptly restored FC’s two-goal lead with a fearsome right-foot volley sealing the points for Karl Marginson’s men.
Meanwhile, Ashton United’s woes continued with a 6-3 drubbing at North Ferriby.
Garry Flitcroft’s Chorley missed a chance to move level on points with leaders Northwich, who visit Burscough tonight, in being held to a goalless draw by visiting Rushall Olympic.
October 12, 2011