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Match Report

6th July 2021

Friendly

Rylands Recreation Club, Gorsey Lane, Warrington, Cheshire, WA2 7RZ


Warrington Rylands

1 - 0

FC United of Manchester

 
Attendance: N/K

Warrington Rylands 1

FC United of Manchester 0

Attendance: N/K


FC United lose in last minute at Warrington Rylands

FC United lost 1-0 at Warrington Rylands on Tuesday night as they continued their 2021/22 pre-season campaign.

The Reds will be disappointed not to come away with a draw after our first ever visit to Warrington Rylands, the current holders of the FA Vase, which they won a few weeks ago at Wembley.

Neil Reynolds shuffled his pack again, starting two trialists as well as Dave Carnell, Tre Pemberton and Keaton Mulvey. 

It was a brisk start by both teams with FC United seeing the bulk of the ball. A couple of headers from Curtis Jones and Mulvey were off target as FC looked to open the scoring. As the half wore on, the Reds still created chances, Finlay Sinclair-Smith shooting at Rylands captain Graeme McCall and Jordon Simpson heading over.

It wasn’t all FC though and the home side started to create chances of their own, Ste Milne trying a long range lob that sailed over the head of Carnell but happily for the FC custodian, wide. Callum Dolan, a Rylands new signing, took on the FC defence and found a way through, his shot just going wide. At that point, the home side were in the ascendancy and looked the most likely to score, Michael Simpson forcing Carnell into a save low down just before the break.

Reynolds made changes at half-time with Mike Potts, Reagan Linney, Charlie Ennis, Ali Waddecar, Kane Dean and Dan Cockerline all coming on. The chances came at both ends, Carnell being forcing into a couple of saves and Ennis seeing a shot and also a free-kick go just wide.

As the crowd was looking to the official to blow for full time, Rylands crossed the ball into the net, where it was headed in by substitute Gerrard for the winner. The game was a hard fought battle on a blustery wet night where both teams should come out with credit.

Report by Steven Wood

Man of the match - Mike Donohue. Played the full 90 minutes in his favoured midfield position. He was the centre of many of FC United's best moves whilst breaking up play and using the ball well.

FC United lose in last minute at Warrington Rylands

FC United lost 1-0 at Warrington Rylands on Tuesday night as they continued their 2021/22 pre-season campaign.

The Reds will be disappointed not to come away with a draw after our first ever visit to Warrington Rylands, the current holders of the FA Vase, which they won a few weeks ago at Wembley.

Neil Reynolds shuffled his pack again, starting two trialists as well as Dave Carnell, Tre Pemberton and Keaton Mulvey. 

It was a brisk start by both teams with FC United seeing the bulk of the ball. A couple of headers from Curtis Jones and Mulvey were off target as FC looked to open the scoring. As the half wore on, the Reds still created chances, Finlay Sinclair-Smith shooting at Rylands captain Graeme McCall and Jordon Simpson heading over.

It wasn’t all FC though and the home side started to create chances of their own, Ste Milne trying a long range lob that sailed over the head of Carnell but happily for the FC custodian, wide. Callum Dolan, a Rylands new signing, took on the FC defence and found a way through, his shot just going wide. At that point, the home side were in the ascendancy and looked the most likely to score, Michael Simpson forcing Carnell into a save low down just before the break.

Reynolds made changes at half-time with Mike Potts, Reagan Linney, Charlie Ennis, Ali Waddecar, Kane Dean and Dan Cockerline all coming on. The chances came at both ends, Carnell being forcing into a couple of saves and Ennis seeing a shot and also a free-kick go just wide.

As the crowd was looking to the official to blow for full time, Rylands crossed the ball into the net, where it was headed in by substitute Gerrard for the winner. The game was a hard fought battle on a blustery wet night where both teams should come out with credit.

Report by Steven Wood

Man of the match - Mike Donohue. Played the full 90 minutes in his favoured midfield position. He was the centre of many of FC United's best moves whilst breaking up play and using the ball well.