BLYTH SPARTANS FC V FC UNITED. 3pm Saturday, 3rd November 2018

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Paul Hinson
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Re: BLYTH SPARTANS FC V FC UNITED. 3pm Saturday, 3rd November 2018

Post by Paul Hinson » Fri 02 Nov, 2018 12:23 pm

FCUM won the first five previous meetings against Blyth before drawing two and losing the last two of the last three.
Blyth Spartans have reached the first round proper of the FA Cup 31 times; the second round 14 times; the third round 4 times, the fourth and fifth rounds once.
Defender Michael Liddle made a first team appearance for Sunderland in an FA Cup tie against Barrow in January 2010.
Robbie Dale has scored 197 goals in 620 appearances for the Spartans since his debut in 2005. Dan Maguire has scored 126 goals in 212 games for Blyth.
FCUM are unbeaten at Croft Park with 3 wins and 1 draw in 4 visits.
7 different players scored in Blyth’s 8-1 win against Chester in August.
In 7 of 15 League games in 2018-19 FCUM have conceded in the last 15 minutes.
Live FCUM match updates at: http://liveteamstats.com/

Ben Hughes

Re: BLYTH SPARTANS FC V FC UNITED. 3pm Saturday, 3rd November 2018

Post by Ben Hughes » Sat 03 Nov, 2018 9:52 am

PRE MATCH INTERVIEW:

FC Radio caught up with FC United Manager Neil Reynolds last night to hear his thoughts heading into this afternoon's game at Blyth Spartans

https://audioboom.com/posts/7071896-pre ... spartans-a

Ben Hughes

Re: BLYTH SPARTANS FC V FC UNITED. 3pm Saturday, 3rd November 2018

Post by Ben Hughes » Sat 03 Nov, 2018 10:50 am

FC LIVE PREVIEW:

FC United travel to Blyth Spartans this afternoon in The National League North.

Here is Statto Paul's Preview.....

https://audioboom.com/posts/7071918-fc- ... spartans-a

And don't forget that you can tune into http://www.fc-radio.co.uk from 2.30pm if you cannot make this match in person!


Guy Mansfield
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Re: BLYTH SPARTANS FC V FC UNITED. 3pm Saturday, 3rd November 2018

Post by Guy Mansfield » Sun 04 Nov, 2018 8:03 pm

Reds out of relegation zone as Reynolds records first win

'FC United moved out of the relegation zone on Saturday afternoon as new manager Neil Reynolds recorded his first victory with a 3-0 romp at Blyth Spartans.

Kurt Willoughby and debutant Tom Peers put the Reds 2-0 up after 21 minutes and Lewis Mansell put to bed an action packed end-to-end game with the third goal in the 89th minute to seal an emphatic victory.

FC travelled to Blyth Spartans attempting to continue an unbeaten record at Croft Park following three previous wins and one draw. It was The Spartans who had the first chance of the game when Daniel Maguire turned in the box and fired a shot that was arrowing into the far corner of the goal but Lloyd Allinson was equal to it and tipped away the shot.

From this moment, FC turned in a fantastic performance of pace, skill and power, looking dangerous with each and every attack. It took 20 minutes for the deadlock to be broken when a ball played in Willoughby who ran into the box to be one-on-one with Peter Jameson, it came as no surprise that the England C team striker rolled the ball past the keeper with coolness personified.

Less than two minutes later, the lead was doubled as superb work from Elliot Simoes found Lewis Thompson, his cross was right onto the head of new boy Peers and he made no mistake nodding the ball home.

The two quick goals seemed to demoralise the home side and FC, with Michael Potts conducting play in midfield and Simoes looking virtually unplayable on the left hand side, continued to create chances.

A flowing move from the edge of their own box saw Simoes yet again beat his full back, he passed to Peers who saw Jameson save his shot. Simoes was again involved two minutes later when he saw a goal bound shot deflected wide.

Simoes yet again was involved in the third good chance in as many minutes when he beat his man Aaron Cunningham and pulled the ball back to Willoughby who side-footed wide when it looked all the world like he would extend the lead.

As expected, Blyth came out blazing in the second half, Jarrett Rivers getting the better of Thompson but blasting the ball wide when he was well placed to pick his spot.

Both keepers were then called into action inside a minute and both produced world class saves. Firstly a cross from the left was met by Louis Laing, but Allinson somehow pulled off a wonderful save, FC broke from the clearance and Simoes saw a shot saved one-on-one by Jameson.

A minute later FC United broke on the right and the ball found Willoughby in the six yard box, he took a touch and fired the ball towards the corner only to see Jameson somehow launch himself and palm the ball away from point blank range in a save that was reminiscent of Peter Schmeichel in his pomp.

Blyth did continue to probe, Maguire shooting at Allinson and then playing in Robbie Dale who took his time and rolled the ball wide. At the other end FC were still playing the perfect counter attacking game, Simoes yet again beating his man before crossing to Peers who saw his shot blocked.

On 82 minutes, Joel Senior attempted to join the goalscoring party with a free-kick that Jameson tipped wide. In the last minute of the game, FC broke with Jamal Crawford who squared the ball to his fellow sub Lewis Mansell who was played in to the keeper. Mansell could be excused if his three misses on Tuesday returned to haunt him but he kept his cool to fire confidently into the bottom corner to make the score an unflattering 3-0.

This was almost the complete FC performance, strong in defence, united in attack and if truth be told, on another day would have won by a larger margin.

Report by Steven Wood

Website Man of the Match - you could perm any from the whole FC United squad who made the pitch but in a, I believe, unique moment I am going to make two awards this week.

Michael Potts - was outstanding in the middle of the pitch, breaking up Blyth play and starting FC United attacks as well as playing a cool captains role.

Elliot Simoes - was virtually unplayable in the first half, skill, pace, balance and a never ending work ethic.'

Ben Hughes

Re: BLYTH SPARTANS FC V FC UNITED. 3pm Saturday, 3rd November 2018

Post by Ben Hughes » Mon 05 Nov, 2018 12:46 pm

OUT NOW: This Club is My Club

With reaction and interviews from Saturday's match with Blyth Spartans, with post match reactions from FC United Manager Neil Reynolds, Captain Michael Potts and new striker Tom Peers.

In addition, we also hear how the FC United Women's Team faired in their league match with Tranmere Rovers with Manager Luke Podmore and forward Jess Battle.

Plus we hear from Academy Coaches Jack Doyle and Tom Conroy on developments within the Youth set-up.

https://fcumradio.podbean.com/e/this-cl ... mber-2018/

Guy Mansfield
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Re: BLYTH SPARTANS FC V FC UNITED. 3pm Saturday, 3rd November 2018

Post by Guy Mansfield » Mon 05 Nov, 2018 11:16 pm

Extended video highlights courtesy of Bylth Spartans:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSxp3lMzZEk

Ben Hughes

Re: BLYTH SPARTANS FC V FC UNITED. 3pm Saturday, 3rd November 2018

Post by Ben Hughes » Fri 09 Nov, 2018 10:25 am

OUT NOW:

The FC Live Replay from Saturday's trip for FC United up to Blyth Spartans.

https://fcumradio.podbean.com/e/fc-live ... -nov-2018/

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