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Match Report

11th December 2021

BetVictor Northern Premier

Marston Road, Astonfields Road, Stafford, ST16 3BX


Stafford Rangers

0 - 2

FC United of Manchester

 
Attendance: 804

Stafford Rangers 0

FC United of Manchester 2

Attendance: 804



FC United win at Stafford Rangers thanks to Waddecar brace

FC United picked up their second league win on the trot with a well earned and deserved 2-0 victory at Stafford Rangers, avenging the 3-1 defeat at Broadhurst Park earlier in the season.

On a bleak and wet day at Marston Road, FC had the first half chance when the lively Brad Holmes burst down the right and pulled the ball back to Charlie Ennis whose saw his goal-bound shot blocked.

From that point, the game was compelling viewing without masses of quality on show from either team but the home side were showing danger, particularly from long throws and corners. 

One of these corners , right under the bar, saw Jake Charles head against the bar when he probably should have opened the scoring. On 25 mins, a long throw from Thomas Tonks cause mayhem in the FC box, the ball dropping to Charles who saw Dan Lavercombe save from point blank range, the ensuing scramble eventually seeing the ball cleared.

On the half hour, Holmes was tripped as he drove towards the box, Ennis lined up the free kick and saw his shot hit the top of the bar and go over. A minute later, Stafford had a clear sight of goal when Joe Cuff broke free on the left hand side but he dragged his shot wide of the far post.

The talk on FCUM Radio at half time was that FC would probably need to start the second half quickly and this happened. Just two minutes into the half, the impressive Ali Waddecar crossed for Joe Duckworth who blasted over. 

A minute later FC did take the lead when they took advantage of hesitancy in the Stafford defence, Holmes passing to Waddecar who kept his cool to score his first competitive FC goal.

On 50 minutes, Ennis crossed from the left to Holmes who headed over. A minute later, FC doubled the lead, Luke Pilling had two chances to clear his lines, he fluffed the second and ball fell straight to Waddecar who advanced on goal, kept his cool and slotted home to double the lead.

On 69 minutes, Waddecar had the chance for his hat trick, but saw Pilling pull off two good saves. As expected, from this point, Stafford pushed forward to try and get back into the game with throw ins and corners continuing to cause problems in the FC defence, but to be fair, they stood firm well. Cuff did have a good chance on 79 minutes, but Lavercombe again was equal to the shot.

There is no doubt that this was an important and well won three points and sets up the side well for the tough trip to Buxton.

Man of the Match: Ali Waddecar. Fully deserved for his non-stop performance, topped off with two well taken goals.

Report by Steven Wood

FC United win at Stafford Rangers thanks to Waddecar brace

FC United picked up their second league win on the trot with a well earned and deserved 2-0 victory at Stafford Rangers, avenging the 3-1 defeat at Broadhurst Park earlier in the season.

On a bleak and wet day at Marston Road, FC had the first half chance when the lively Brad Holmes burst down the right and pulled the ball back to Charlie Ennis whose saw his goal-bound shot blocked.

From that point, the game was compelling viewing without masses of quality on show from either team but the home side were showing danger, particularly from long throws and corners. 

One of these corners , right under the bar, saw Jake Charles head against the bar when he probably should have opened the scoring. On 25 mins, a long throw from Thomas Tonks cause mayhem in the FC box, the ball dropping to Charles who saw Dan Lavercombe save from point blank range, the ensuing scramble eventually seeing the ball cleared.

On the half hour, Holmes was tripped as he drove towards the box, Ennis lined up the free kick and saw his shot hit the top of the bar and go over. A minute later, Stafford had a clear sight of goal when Joe Cuff broke free on the left hand side but he dragged his shot wide of the far post.

The talk on FCUM Radio at half time was that FC would probably need to start the second half quickly and this happened. Just two minutes into the half, the impressive Ali Waddecar crossed for Joe Duckworth who blasted over. 

A minute later FC did take the lead when they took advantage of hesitancy in the Stafford defence, Holmes passing to Waddecar who kept his cool to score his first competitive FC goal.

On 50 minutes, Ennis crossed from the left to Holmes who headed over. A minute later, FC doubled the lead, Luke Pilling had two chances to clear his lines, he fluffed the second and ball fell straight to Waddecar who advanced on goal, kept his cool and slotted home to double the lead.

On 69 minutes, Waddecar had the chance for his hat trick, but saw Pilling pull off two good saves. As expected, from this point, Stafford pushed forward to try and get back into the game with throw ins and corners continuing to cause problems in the FC defence, but to be fair, they stood firm well. Cuff did have a good chance on 79 minutes, but Lavercombe again was equal to the shot.

There is no doubt that this was an important and well won three points and sets up the side well for the tough trip to Buxton.

Man of the Match: Ali Waddecar. Fully deserved for his non-stop performance, topped off with two well taken goals.

Report by Steven Wood


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