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Match Report

2nd October 2021

BetVictor Northern Premier

Causeway Lane, Causeway Lane, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3AR


Matlock Town

1 - 0

FC United of Manchester

 
Attendance: 903

Matlock Town 1

FC United of Manchester 0

Attendance: 903



FC United slip to narrow defeat at Matlock Town

FC United lost 1-0 to a last minute goal at a rain soaked Matlock Town on Saturday afternoon. 

For the first time since January 2020, Neil Reynolds chose an unchanged side, reward for the players who performed so well in the 6-0 defeat of Scarborough Athletic on Tuesday night.

FC started well but it was The Gladiators who had the first chance, a long throw from Reece Kendall causing confusion in the Reds backline, but the resultant shot was blocked well by Adam Dodd. The home skipper, Liam Hughes had a sight of goal on 11 minutes but his shot was fired into the side netting.

A couple of minutes later, FC had a good chance when Cedric Main and Charlie Ennis combined well, the latter shooting over. Just before the half hour, FC had a clear chance when Main was again the provider, this time feeding Regan Linney who saw his shot saved by Shaun Rowley, Brad Holmes just being beaten to the rebound and the ball was cleared. Ali Waddecar, again showing his worth at rightback, was next to test the keeper but his shot was at Rowley.

On 37 minutes, another long throw from Kendall was on the mark, Hughes glancing a header which Dan Lavercombe palmed away. As half-time approached, Linney again had a good chance, but his shot rolled past the far post.

The second half was pretty much the opposite of the first with Matlock in the ascendency and FC doing the bulk of defending. Hughes powered a header over and Alex Byrne shot straight at Lavercombe. In all truth, the weather and the pitch was the proving to be the real winner, with clear chances at a premium, though Byrne did again come close, Lavercombe parrying away. 

On loan substitute Hayden Campbell was looking lively and he tried his luck from range, but his shot was straight at Rowley. Just as it seemed FC United had gained a well earned point, their hearts were broken. In the third minute of added time, a cross from the right was glanced past Lavercombe by Evans to win the game.

It was a cruel blow for the Reds to lose a game that they were more than good for at least a point in, but after the debacle at Stalybridge, Reynolds and the players should feel that the season is back on track and the two subsequent games have deserved more than just the three points gained.

Website man of the match: Drew Baker - strong defending throughout in dreadful conditions. Certainly didn’t deserve to be on the losing side.

Report by Steven Wood

FC United slip to narrow defeat at Matlock Town

FC United lost 1-0 to a last minute goal at a rain soaked Matlock Town on Saturday afternoon. 

For the first time since January 2020, Neil Reynolds chose an unchanged side, reward for the players who performed so well in the 6-0 defeat of Scarborough Athletic on Tuesday night.

FC started well but it was The Gladiators who had the first chance, a long throw from Reece Kendall causing confusion in the Reds backline, but the resultant shot was blocked well by Adam Dodd. The home skipper, Liam Hughes had a sight of goal on 11 minutes but his shot was fired into the side netting.

A couple of minutes later, FC had a good chance when Cedric Main and Charlie Ennis combined well, the latter shooting over. Just before the half hour, FC had a clear chance when Main was again the provider, this time feeding Regan Linney who saw his shot saved by Shaun Rowley, Brad Holmes just being beaten to the rebound and the ball was cleared. Ali Waddecar, again showing his worth at rightback, was next to test the keeper but his shot was at Rowley.

On 37 minutes, another long throw from Kendall was on the mark, Hughes glancing a header which Dan Lavercombe palmed away. As half-time approached, Linney again had a good chance, but his shot rolled past the far post.

The second half was pretty much the opposite of the first with Matlock in the ascendency and FC doing the bulk of defending. Hughes powered a header over and Alex Byrne shot straight at Lavercombe. In all truth, the weather and the pitch was the proving to be the real winner, with clear chances at a premium, though Byrne did again come close, Lavercombe parrying away. 

On loan substitute Hayden Campbell was looking lively and he tried his luck from range, but his shot was straight at Rowley. Just as it seemed FC United had gained a well earned point, their hearts were broken. In the third minute of added time, a cross from the right was glanced past Lavercombe by Evans to win the game.

It was a cruel blow for the Reds to lose a game that they were more than good for at least a point in, but after the debacle at Stalybridge, Reynolds and the players should feel that the season is back on track and the two subsequent games have deserved more than just the three points gained.

Website man of the match: Drew Baker - strong defending throughout in dreadful conditions. Certainly didn’t deserve to be on the losing side.

Report by Steven Wood


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