7.45pm Wednesday 1st April 2015
EvoStik League Premier Division
Turnbull Ground, Upgang Lane, Whitby, N Yorks, YO21 3HZ
|Whitby Town ||0 - 4||FC United of Manchester|
| ||Greaves 7|
Wright 38 (pen)
1 Shane Bland
2 Ibrahim Hassan
3 Mark Robinson (capt)
4 Kevin Burgess
5 Richard Pell
6 Dave McTiernan
7 Lee Mason
8 Dale Hopson
9 Jamie Clarke
10 James Brown
11 Liam Shephard
12 Sam Calvert (for 10, 75 mins)
14 Daniel Brunskill (for 11, 65 mins)
16 Matthew Waters (for 8, 83 mins)
|FC United of Manchester|
1 David Carnell
2 Liam Brownhill
3 Greg Daniels
4 Dave Birch (capt)
5 Lewis Lacy
6 Chris Lynch
7 Matthew Wolfenden
8 Thomas Brown
9 Tom Greaves
10 Jerome Wright
11 Craig Lindfield
14 Dean Stott (for 4, 62 mins)
15 Callum Byrne (for 8, 76 mins)
17 Rory Fallon (for 7, 70 mins)
FC United once again moved seven points clear at the top of the Evo-Stik Premier Division after a 4-0 win at Whitby Town on Wednesday night with goals from Tom Greaves, Jerome Wright, Greg Daniels and Rory Fallon.
The league leaders broke the deadlock on seven minutes when Greaves was released beyond the home defence. His first shot was blocked but he persevered by winning the ball back and rolling it into the net.
The Seasiders were certainly in the game and had a spell of chances, Lee Mason firing at goalkeeper Dave Carnell, David McTiernan shooting just wide and a long throw causing panic in the FC United defence before being cleared from the six yard box.
The Reds were seeing most of the ball and a good move saw Wright get behind the Whitby defence, his cross being beaten away by Shane Bland. On 37 minutes the lead was doubled when Greaves was played in and was pulled back as he entered the box. Wright dispatched the penalty straight down the middle of the goal to make it 2-0.
With three minutes left in the half, a cross from the right was volleyed towards goal by Craig Linfield, Bland saved but the ball fell to Daniels who bundled the ball home.
In all honesty, the second half was somewhat of an anticlimax with FC United understandably happy just to contain the home side. Jamie Clarke forced Carnell into a save and the Reds ’keeper was in the game again on 73 minutes, tipping a shot from Dale Hopson wide.
On 90 minutes the scoring was completed by Fallon, who notched his first goal for the club. Fallon was released into the box and the chance seemed lost when he stumbled but he recovered to fire into the far corner of the goal. There was also still time for Callum Byrne to hit the crossbar from the edge of the box with the final touch of the game.
Website man of the match: Lewis Lacy. Another calm, assured performance in the heart of the FC United defence.
Report by Steven Wood