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Match Report

      

7.45pm Tuesday 15th October 2019

BetVictor Northern Premier

Broadhurst Park, 310 Lightbowne Rd, Moston, Manchester, M40 0FJ


FC United of Manchester

1 - 3

Basford United

Owolabi 8  Richards 27
Galinski 62
Grantham 90 (+1)

Attendance: 1,402

FC United of Manchester 1

Owolabi 8

Basford United 3

Richards 27
Galinski 62
Grantham 90 (+1)

Attendance: 1,402
FC United of Manchester
1 Cameron Belford
2 Aaron Morris 
3 Adam Dodd
4 Luke Griffiths 
5 Chris Doyle
6 Curtis Jones
7 Alex Babos
8 Mike Potts (capt)
9 Tunde Owolabi
10 Jordan Buckley
11 Paul Ennis

Subs.
14 Michael Donohue (for 10, 46 mins) 
16 Regan Linney (for 11, 46 mins)
17 Jack Lenehan (for 7, 56 mins)


Basford United
1 Kieran Preston
2 Liam Bateman
3 Ryan Wilson  
4 Matthew Thornhill (capt)
5 Brad Gascoigne
6 Stefan Galinski
7 Kane Richards
8 Callum Chettle
9 Courey Grantham
10 Nathan Watson
11 James Reid  

Subs.
12 Lewis Carr (for 10, 75 mins)  
18 Liam Hearn (for 11, 84 mins)


Freak goal sees FC United lose at home to Basford United

FC United fell to a 3-1 defeat in their first ever meeting with second placed Basford United, the turning point being a freak second half goal on Tuesday night at Broadhurst Park.

The Reds took the lead on eight minutes when the league’s top goal scorer, Tunde Owolabi cut in from the left wing and curled a superb shot past Kieron Preston for 1-0. Owolabi’s ninth goal in 12 appearances and his fifth goal in four days.

The visitors were looking dangerous but the FC United defence held firm, though Courey Grantham should have equalised – firing over when well placed. On 23 minutes, a good FC saw a cross from the left evaded everyone when just a tap in would have done the trick. Four minutes later, Basford were on level terms when a corner wasn’t cleared and a cross from the right was headed in by Kane Richards to make it 1-1.

Just past the hour mark, the away side should have taken the lead when Grantham fired over. The resultant goal-kick found its way to Stefan Galindki, who’s headed clearance from inside his own half sailed over the head of loanee goalkeeper Cameron Belford and roll, seemingly in slow motion, into the empty net.

From this point, FC United piled on the pressure but couldn’t break the resolute Basford defence. Right on fulltime, Grantham found himself clean through on the FC goal, he rounded Belford and rolled the ball home to make amends for his earlier misses.

In the end, the game turned on a moment of bad luck and arguably poor judgement for FC United, who, up until that point, had looked good enough for a share of the spoils. The result means the Reds drop one place to 10th in the table before our trip to Atherton Collieries on Saturday.

Report by Steven Wood

Website man of the match: Adam Dodd. Solid in defence and looked sharp going forward.

Freak goal sees FC United lose at home to Basford United

FC United fell to a 3-1 defeat in their first ever meeting with second placed Basford United, the turning point being a freak second half goal on Tuesday night at Broadhurst Park.

The Reds took the lead on eight minutes when the league’s top goal scorer, Tunde Owolabi cut in from the left wing and curled a superb shot past Kieron Preston for 1-0. Owolabi’s ninth goal in 12 appearances and his fifth goal in four days.

The visitors were looking dangerous but the FC United defence held firm, though Courey Grantham should have equalised – firing over when well placed. On 23 minutes, a good FC saw a cross from the left evaded everyone when just a tap in would have done the trick. Four minutes later, Basford were on level terms when a corner wasn’t cleared and a cross from the right was headed in by Kane Richards to make it 1-1.

Just past the hour mark, the away side should have taken the lead when Grantham fired over. The resultant goal-kick found its way to Stefan Galindki, who’s headed clearance from inside his own half sailed over the head of loanee goalkeeper Cameron Belford and roll, seemingly in slow motion, into the empty net.

From this point, FC United piled on the pressure but couldn’t break the resolute Basford defence. Right on fulltime, Grantham found himself clean through on the FC goal, he rounded Belford and rolled the ball home to make amends for his earlier misses.

In the end, the game turned on a moment of bad luck and arguably poor judgement for FC United, who, up until that point, had looked good enough for a share of the spoils. The result means the Reds drop one place to 10th in the table before our trip to Atherton Collieries on Saturday.

Report by Steven Wood

Website man of the match: Adam Dodd. Solid in defence and looked sharp going forward.