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Match Report


   

3.00pm Saturday 27th December 2008

The UniBond League Premier Division

Hurst Cross, Surrey Street, Ashton-under-lyne, OL6 8DY


Ashton United

2 - 1

FC United of Manchester

Deegan 27
Flanaghan 64
 Turner 90 (+1)

Attendance: 1,561

Ashton United 2

Deegan 27
Flanaghan 64

FC United of Manchester 1

Turner 90 (+1)

Attendance: 1,561
Ashton United
1 T Smith
2 A Frost
3 S Rose
4 I Bennet
5 I Kearney (Capt)
6 M Prescott
7 M O'Neill
8 B Smith  
9 B Deegan
10 C Flanagan  
11 I Howard

Subs.
14 G Richards (for 10, 88 mins)
15 H Eames (for 4, 67 mins)
16 R Thornley (for 9, 76 mins)  

FC United of Manchester
1 Sam Ashton
2 Danny Warrender
3 Simon Garner
4 Chris Baguley
5 David Chadwick (capt)
6 Robert Nugent
7 Adam Carden
8 Simon Carden
9 Kyle Wilson
10 Jerome Wright
11 Tommy Turner 

Subs.
12 Carlos Roca (for 2, 29 mins)
14 Nic Robinson (for 4, 70 mins)
15 Neil Chappell (for 8, 70 mins)



Match Report
An off-key FC United weren’t given a belated Christmas present as they went down 2-1 away to Ashton United on Saturday in front 1,561 supporters.

Tommy Turner’s second goal in as many games proved to be just a consolation as despite having the majority of the possession, United failed to convert their hard work into goals.

Ben Deegan headed the home side into the lead on 27 minutes after some sloppy defending from the Reds allowed an unchallenged cross from the left. Ashton closed United down well in the final third but the visitors were guilty of wasting chances. Chris Baguley came closest in the first half when his header glanced just wide.

United looked like they would get back in to the match in the second half but when Jerome Wright’s drive hit the post and Kyle Wilson headed the rebound straight into the keeper’s arms, it started to look like it might not be their day.

Callum Flanagan poked home Ashton’s second on 64 minutes against the run of play after some more sloppy defending and from there on it was always going to be a struggle.

The Reds rallied, as they always seem to do, but by the time they finally got the ball in the net it was too little, too late.
Match Report

An off-key FC United weren’t given a belated Christmas present as they went down 2-1 away to Ashton United on Saturday in front 1,561 supporters.

Tommy Turner’s second goal in as many games proved to be just a consolation as despite having the majority of the possession, United failed to convert their hard work into goals.

Ben Deegan headed the home side into the lead on 27 minutes after some sloppy defending from the Reds allowed an unchallenged cross from the left. Ashton closed United down well in the final third but the visitors were guilty of wasting chances. Chris Baguley came closest in the first half when his header glanced just wide.

United looked like they would get back in to the match in the second half but when Jerome Wright’s drive hit the post and Kyle Wilson headed the rebound straight into the keeper’s arms, it started to look like it might not be their day.

Callum Flanagan poked home Ashton’s second on 64 minutes against the run of play after some more sloppy defending and from there on it was always going to be a struggle.

The Reds rallied, as they always seem to do, but by the time they finally got the ball in the net it was too little, too late.