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Match Report

      

3.00pm Monday 27th August 2018

Vanarama National League North

The Brewery Field, Wood Vue, Spennymoor, DL16 6JN


Spennymoor Town FC

2 - 0

FC United of Manchester

Taylor 60 (pen)
Boyes 90
 

Attendance: 863

Spennymoor Town FC 2

Taylor 60 (pen)
Boyes 90

FC United of Manchester 0



Attendance: 863
Spennymoor Town FC
1 Matthew Gould
2 Jake Hibbs
3 Stephen Brogan  
4 Jamie Chandler
5 Rob Atkinson
6 James Curtis (capt)
7 Shaun Tuton
8 Shane Henry
9 Glen Taylor
10 Robert Ramshaw
11 Andrew Johnson

Subs.
14 David Foley (for 7, 88 mins)
15 Ryan Hall (for 11, 70 mins)  
16 Adam Boyes (for 9, 82 mins)

FC United of Manchester
1 Billy Crellin
2 Samuel Tattum
3 Stephen O'Halloran
4 Scott Kay 
5 Chris Lynch
6 Samuel Baird
7 Jack Banister
8 Harry Winter (capt) 
9 Tom Greaves
10 Kurt Willoughby
11 Joel Logan

Subs.
12 Brodie Litchfield (for 7, 66 mins)
14 Jamal Crawford (for 8, 86 mins)
15 Elliot Jorge Simoes Inacio (for 11, 77 mins)



FC United lose Bank Holiday Monday clash at Spennymoor Town

FC United lost 2-0 at Spennymoor Town on Bank Holiday, a game that proved to be the final one of the reign as manager of FC legend Tom Greaves.

The Reds were looking to bounce back after a poor 2-0 home defeat to Leamington on Saturday and there was an ominous moment on two minutes when Glen Taylor just failed to flick the ball goal wards with only Billy Crellin to beat.

Ten minutes later, Taylor was sent clear by Jacob Hibbs but saw his shot deflected by Chris Lynch onto the post. Taylor and Shaun Tuton were leading FC a merry dance on the right hand side and Taylor again was sent clear but he dragged his shot wide.

Just after the half hour, Crellin was called into play to pull off a string of fine saves, all from Taylor. One in particular stood out when Taylor was sent clear and looked certain to break the deadlock only for Crellin to pull off a fine one handed save.

The Reds made it to half-time level pegging, which was an achievement in itself. However, on the hour mark, the home side took the lead when Andrew Johnson dribbled into the FC box where was pulled back and tripped for as clear a penalty as you will see. Taylor smashed the ball past Crellin to open the scoring.

As the game went on, so did the home side pressing the FC backline. Taylor again come close, heading wide when well placed and Shane Henry lost his footing when he looked set to tap the ball into the net.

The game was sealed on the 89th minute when Ryan Hall crossed for his fellow substitute Adam Boyes to tap into an empty net.

Despite having no clear shots on goal, the FC United performance was an improvement on the showing against Leamington, but still wasn’t good enough to trouble the scorers and claim any points.

Website man of the match - Billy Crellin. Yet another great performance from the young England keeper. A string of fine saves in the first half ensured FC United still had a chance in the second period.

Report by Steven Wood

FC United lose Bank Holiday Monday clash at Spennymoor Town

FC United lost 2-0 at Spennymoor Town on Bank Holiday, a game that proved to be the final one of the reign as manager of FC legend Tom Greaves.

The Reds were looking to bounce back after a poor 2-0 home defeat to Leamington on Saturday and there was an ominous moment on two minutes when Glen Taylor just failed to flick the ball goal wards with only Billy Crellin to beat.

Ten minutes later, Taylor was sent clear by Jacob Hibbs but saw his shot deflected by Chris Lynch onto the post. Taylor and Shaun Tuton were leading FC a merry dance on the right hand side and Taylor again was sent clear but he dragged his shot wide.

Just after the half hour, Crellin was called into play to pull off a string of fine saves, all from Taylor. One in particular stood out when Taylor was sent clear and looked certain to break the deadlock only for Crellin to pull off a fine one handed save.

The Reds made it to half-time level pegging, which was an achievement in itself. However, on the hour mark, the home side took the lead when Andrew Johnson dribbled into the FC box where was pulled back and tripped for as clear a penalty as you will see. Taylor smashed the ball past Crellin to open the scoring.

As the game went on, so did the home side pressing the FC backline. Taylor again come close, heading wide when well placed and Shane Henry lost his footing when he looked set to tap the ball into the net.

The game was sealed on the 89th minute when Ryan Hall crossed for his fellow substitute Adam Boyes to tap into an empty net.

Despite having no clear shots on goal, the FC United performance was an improvement on the showing against Leamington, but still wasn’t good enough to trouble the scorers and claim any points.

Website man of the match - Billy Crellin. Yet another great performance from the young England keeper. A string of fine saves in the first half ensured FC United still had a chance in the second period.

Report by Steven Wood