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Match Report

   

11.00am Saturday 8th March 2014

Galaxy Lancashire League

Nicholls Football Centre, Ford Street, Ardwick, Manchester M12 6BA


FCUM Dev

5 - 0

Brighouse Town

 

Attendance: N/K

FCUM Dev 5

Brighouse Town 0



Attendance: N/K
Match Report

First played second in the Lancashire League Eastern Division and the table topping reds strengthened their lead with a 5-0 win.

Goals from Joe Power and Frank van Gils gave the reds a deserved lead at the break. A penalty to the visitors early in the second half could have caused problems but a fine save by Chris Taylor ensured that wasn’t the case. Further goals from Jean Biansumba, David Kuba Kuba and Jason Fowles secured three points.

League positions suggested this would be a stern test for the reds and certainly in terms of the physical side of the game Brighouse ensured that was the case. However the reds started brightly and carried on that way throughout the game. A Cheetham free kick in the second minute caused problems for the defence as a header found its way back to Richard Roberts in visitors goal. Brighouse could have taken the lead themselves a minute llater, shooting marginally off target from a corner.

FC perhaps should have taken the lead in the ninth minute when Kial Callacher and David Kuba Kuba played the ball beyond the Brighouse back line, Tunde Owolabi beating Roberts to the ball flicked it past the keeper but also outside the post. It was though only a further two minutes before the goal came. As Frank van Gils and Jean Biansumba were exchanging passes whilst cutting in from the right, Power stepped in with a snap shot into the top corner.

The home side dominated possession for the rest of the half as they sought to add to the score, Owolabi and Kuba Kuba saw shots deflected for corners before van Gils made it two just before half time, a move from the back helped on by Biansumba saw Frank clear to slot past the keeper.

Half time came and went and it was nearly 3-0 straight from the kick-off, apologies to the person responsible but no-one on the bench saw the shot, it was so quick. It did however sting Brighouse into life as they then had two chances in quick succession before being awarded a penalty in the 50th minute as Chris Taylor was penalised for a challenge at the near post. He saved the kick, diving low to his right and turning the ball out for a corner.

A goal then would have given the game a completely different complexion but in truth, for all their effort to match FC, it was the last time Brighouse threatened the home goal. On 55 minutes a Cheetham corner was only just too high for anyone to head home but on 64 minutes Jon Poizer had a probing run, a cross found Biansumba with the easiest of tasks to head in from close range. Poizer went close himself on 71 minutes when a deflection off the referee broke kindly to him.

Two minutes later it was 4-0 as van Gils passed to Kuba Kuba just inside the Brighouse half, another of many powerful runs resulted in a shot from the edge of the box past Roberts. From there the game was effectively over, only two or three top class saves from Roberts kept the score down, but even he was helpless as the game drew to a close. Ben Seol capped an excellent twenty minute cameo by pressurising the Brighouse defence into a mistake, giving the ball to Jason Fowles to fire home.

Two trips to Yorkshire in the next fortnight see Ossett Albion entertain the reds on Thursday 13th before the return game against Brighouse on Tuesday 18th. Saturday 22nd sees FC complete their home league programme with the visit of Liversedge. There will then be three away games as yet unscheduled at Liversedge, Nelson and Ossett Town as well as the continuation of the League Cup with quarter final opponents yet to be announced.

FC United of Manchester:
1. Chris Taylor
2. Matt Musialowski
3. Jon Poizer
4. David Kuba Kuba
5. Kial Callacher
6. Sam Dee
7. Jean Biansumba
8. Joe Power
9. Tunde Owolabi
10. Scott Cheetham
11. Frank van Gils

Substitutes:
12. Jason Fowles (for 9, 60 mins)
14. Ben Seol (for 10, 74 mins)
15. Charlie Doyle
16. Justin Johnson
17. Mike Taylor (for 2, 25mins)

Brighouse Town:
1. Richard Roberts
2. Brad Waddington
3. Angus Hastings
4. Sam Holt
5. Tim Wallace
6. Craig Billington
7. Ryan Farrell
8. Tom Haigh
9. Will Tolley
10. Dave Melling
11. Cormac Noel

Substitutes:
12. Danny Moreton
14. Isaac Baldwin
15. Arron Hinds

Match Report

First played second in the Lancashire League Eastern Division and the table topping reds strengthened their lead with a 5-0 win.

Goals from Joe Power and Frank van Gils gave the reds a deserved lead at the break. A penalty to the visitors early in the second half could have caused problems but a fine save by Chris Taylor ensured that wasn’t the case. Further goals from Jean Biansumba, David Kuba Kuba and Jason Fowles secured three points.

League positions suggested this would be a stern test for the reds and certainly in terms of the physical side of the game Brighouse ensured that was the case. However the reds started brightly and carried on that way throughout the game. A Cheetham free kick in the second minute caused problems for the defence as a header found its way back to Richard Roberts in visitors goal. Brighouse could have taken the lead themselves a minute llater, shooting marginally off target from a corner.

FC perhaps should have taken the lead in the ninth minute when Kial Callacher and David Kuba Kuba played the ball beyond the Brighouse back line, Tunde Owolabi beating Roberts to the ball flicked it past the keeper but also outside the post. It was though only a further two minutes before the goal came. As Frank van Gils and Jean Biansumba were exchanging passes whilst cutting in from the right, Power stepped in with a snap shot into the top corner.

The home side dominated possession for the rest of the half as they sought to add to the score, Owolabi and Kuba Kuba saw shots deflected for corners before van Gils made it two just before half time, a move from the back helped on by Biansumba saw Frank clear to slot past the keeper.

Half time came and went and it was nearly 3-0 straight from the kick-off, apologies to the person responsible but no-one on the bench saw the shot, it was so quick. It did however sting Brighouse into life as they then had two chances in quick succession before being awarded a penalty in the 50th minute as Chris Taylor was penalised for a challenge at the near post. He saved the kick, diving low to his right and turning the ball out for a corner.

A goal then would have given the game a completely different complexion but in truth, for all their effort to match FC, it was the last time Brighouse threatened the home goal. On 55 minutes a Cheetham corner was only just too high for anyone to head home but on 64 minutes Jon Poizer had a probing run, a cross found Biansumba with the easiest of tasks to head in from close range. Poizer went close himself on 71 minutes when a deflection off the referee broke kindly to him.

Two minutes later it was 4-0 as van Gils passed to Kuba Kuba just inside the Brighouse half, another of many powerful runs resulted in a shot from the edge of the box past Roberts. From there the game was effectively over, only two or three top class saves from Roberts kept the score down, but even he was helpless as the game drew to a close. Ben Seol capped an excellent twenty minute cameo by pressurising the Brighouse defence into a mistake, giving the ball to Jason Fowles to fire home.

Two trips to Yorkshire in the next fortnight see Ossett Albion entertain the reds on Thursday 13th before the return game against Brighouse on Tuesday 18th. Saturday 22nd sees FC complete their home league programme with the visit of Liversedge. There will then be three away games as yet unscheduled at Liversedge, Nelson and Ossett Town as well as the continuation of the League Cup with quarter final opponents yet to be announced.

FC United of Manchester:
1. Chris Taylor
2. Matt Musialowski
3. Jon Poizer
4. David Kuba Kuba
5. Kial Callacher
6. Sam Dee
7. Jean Biansumba
8. Joe Power
9. Tunde Owolabi
10. Scott Cheetham
11. Frank van Gils

Substitutes:
12. Jason Fowles (for 9, 60 mins)
14. Ben Seol (for 10, 74 mins)
15. Charlie Doyle
16. Justin Johnson
17. Mike Taylor (for 2, 25mins)

Brighouse Town:
1. Richard Roberts
2. Brad Waddington
3. Angus Hastings
4. Sam Holt
5. Tim Wallace
6. Craig Billington
7. Ryan Farrell
8. Tom Haigh
9. Will Tolley
10. Dave Melling
11. Cormac Noel

Substitutes:
12. Danny Moreton
14. Isaac Baldwin
15. Arron Hinds