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Match Report

19th March 2022

BetVictor Northern Premier

Broadhurst Park, 310 Lightbowne Road, Moston, Manchester, M40 0FJ


FC United of Manchester

3 - 2

Basford United

 
Attendance: 2,068

FC United of Manchester 3

Basford United 2

Attendance: 2,068



FC United beat Basford in five goal thriller

In front of what was a bumper crowd celebrating Youth United day, FC United came from behind twice, beating Basford United 3-2 to secure three points in the spring sunshine at Broadhurst Park.

A goal from Griffiths and a brace from Michael Donohue proved to be enough for the three points.

Basford would hit the front early, with a goal coming through Ryan Wilson in the fourth minute, and it was an absolute peach of a free kick that came down off the inside of the crossbar, Lavercombe could do nothing about it and FC found themselves with a mountain to climb. 

Climb it they would however, as a succession of chances was to come for the reds. Linney looked the most like getting the goal for FC, but Blackpool loanee Ewan Bange was also causing all sorts of issues for the Ambers back line. Play would be disrupted in the 24th minute as Basford player Mitchell Tait was stretchered off, all sides of Broadhurst applauding as he left the field of play. 

FC couldn’t find the net before half time, but they had certainly had more of the ball and the better of the chances, so as they emerged shooting toward the SMRE, there was hope.

It would take FC just four minutes to get one back in the second half as Reno’s half time team talk clearly had an immediate effect, with Luke Griffiths hitting a hopeful ball, which took a deflection and looped in over the Basford ‘keeper.

The Ambers’ surprisingly prolific centre back Brad Gascoigne would come back with a second for the men in blue, and FC were behind again as he took hold of a wonderful overhead kick, it flew through the air for what seemed like an age, and ended up in the back of the net, and the lead was restored.

End to end football was the order of the day, and this was the case for the reds’ second equaliser, and it was that man Michael Donohue popping up with a lethal strike in the box, which lashed into the inside netting on the half volley.

What’s next would send Neil Reynolds and his coaching team flying down the main stand touchline, and the rest of the ground into pandemonium, as Donohue got his second by smashing the ball in from short range, after Ennis and Dodd combined brilliantly to craft the chance. 

After the game, manager Neil Reynolds: “After last Saturday, that result feels amazing. There isn’t a better place to be after you win a game of football than Broadhurst Park. 

“I dedicate the points today to Dan Lavercombe. At 3-2, he makes a crucial one on one save to save the points for us, and that’s why he’s signed a contract with us. 

“I’ve had to pick the lads up this week, they were down in the dumps, but it’s about winning football games. It’s what I’m paid to do, it’s what they’re paid to do, and we’ve done that today so we take the three points and look forward to next week.”

Website man of the match: Michael Donohue - who else? Two vital goals and some really tight play all through the game capped off a brilliant performance.

Next up for the Reds is a trip to Mickleover Sports on Saturday 26th March.

Report by Callum Scott

FC United beat Basford in five goal thriller

In front of what was a bumper crowd celebrating Youth United day, FC United came from behind twice, beating Basford United 3-2 to secure three points in the spring sunshine at Broadhurst Park.

A goal from Griffiths and a brace from Michael Donohue proved to be enough for the three points.

Basford would hit the front early, with a goal coming through Ryan Wilson in the fourth minute, and it was an absolute peach of a free kick that came down off the inside of the crossbar, Lavercombe could do nothing about it and FC found themselves with a mountain to climb. 

Climb it they would however, as a succession of chances was to come for the reds. Linney looked the most like getting the goal for FC, but Blackpool loanee Ewan Bange was also causing all sorts of issues for the Ambers back line. Play would be disrupted in the 24th minute as Basford player Mitchell Tait was stretchered off, all sides of Broadhurst applauding as he left the field of play. 

FC couldn’t find the net before half time, but they had certainly had more of the ball and the better of the chances, so as they emerged shooting toward the SMRE, there was hope.

It would take FC just four minutes to get one back in the second half as Reno’s half time team talk clearly had an immediate effect, with Luke Griffiths hitting a hopeful ball, which took a deflection and looped in over the Basford ‘keeper.

The Ambers’ surprisingly prolific centre back Brad Gascoigne would come back with a second for the men in blue, and FC were behind again as he took hold of a wonderful overhead kick, it flew through the air for what seemed like an age, and ended up in the back of the net, and the lead was restored.

End to end football was the order of the day, and this was the case for the reds’ second equaliser, and it was that man Michael Donohue popping up with a lethal strike in the box, which lashed into the inside netting on the half volley.

What’s next would send Neil Reynolds and his coaching team flying down the main stand touchline, and the rest of the ground into pandemonium, as Donohue got his second by smashing the ball in from short range, after Ennis and Dodd combined brilliantly to craft the chance. 

After the game, manager Neil Reynolds: “After last Saturday, that result feels amazing. There isn’t a better place to be after you win a game of football than Broadhurst Park. 

“I dedicate the points today to Dan Lavercombe. At 3-2, he makes a crucial one on one save to save the points for us, and that’s why he’s signed a contract with us. 

“I’ve had to pick the lads up this week, they were down in the dumps, but it’s about winning football games. It’s what I’m paid to do, it’s what they’re paid to do, and we’ve done that today so we take the three points and look forward to next week.”

Website man of the match: Michael Donohue - who else? Two vital goals and some really tight play all through the game capped off a brilliant performance.

Next up for the Reds is a trip to Mickleover Sports on Saturday 26th March.

Report by Callum Scott


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