|Venue||Westfield Lane, South Elmsall, W Yorks, WF9 2EQ, Tech5 Stadium|
|0 (0)||-||4 (4)|
| ||Carr 20, 44|
|1 A Billard |
2 K Bleau
3 D Cyrus
4 S Ludlam
5 L Adams
6 M Simpkins (capt)
7 G Darley
8 J Ashmore
9 J Watts
10 R Mallon
11 L Henry
12 B Grayson (for 3, 46 mins)
16 O Ryan (for 9, 58 mins)
|1 James Spencer|
2 Kyle Jacobs (capt)
3 Lee Neville
4 Jake Cottrell
5 Adam Jones
6 Dean Stott
7 Carlos Roca
8 Michael Carr
9 Mike Norton
10 Matthew Wolfenden
11 Astley Mulholland
12 Greg Stones (for 2, 55 mins)
14 David Chadwick (for 5, 81 mins)
15 James Holden (for 11, 73 mins)
|FC United stormed into the second qualifying round of the FA Carlsberg Trophy with a 4-0 victory at Frickley Athletic on Saturday afternoon with two goals from Michael Carr, one from Adam Jones and one from Carlos Roca.|
All four goals came in the first half and there could have been more as Roca had a penalty well saved when the Reds were 2-0 up. He made amends with a superb free-kick before the break though and United will be very satisfied with a good performance that puts us in the hat for Monday’s draw.
The home side started the brightest with Jack Watts shooting straight at James Spencer but gradually FC got their feet into the game. Jake Cottrell lifted a shot over on six minutes and Matthew Wolfenden shot straight at Adam Billiard from the edge of the box a few minutes later.
On 20 minutes, the Reds took the lead when a throw on the right found its way into the box to Carr who controlled the ball and fired into the net from close range. The lead was doubled two minutes later, when a Roca free-kick drifted into the box and allowed Jones the simple task of slotting the ball into the net.
The lead should have been extended 10 minutes later when Roca was played into the box and was tripped under a challenge from David Cyrus. The winger picked himself up and took the penalty, only to see Billiard save the ball.
Roca made up for his miss on 43 minutes when his 20 yard free-kick dropped into the net off the underside of the bar. And the Reds extended their lead to four goals less than a minute later when Lincoln Adams was put under pressure on the edge of his box and could only play the ball to Carr who strode forward and calmly finished.
There was still time before the break for Frickley to go down to 10 men when Leon Henry saw red for a poor tackle on Cottrell.
As with the first half, Frickley threatened early in the second period when Spencer saw his clearance charged down by Watts but Jones got back in time to produce a superb tackle to prevent a goal.
On 54 minutes, Kyle Jacobs ran down the right wing and played in Astley Mulholland who saw his shot saved well. Ten minutes later, Mulholland saw a shot come back off the bar from a superb Roca cross.
The game gradually petered out into a stalemate with FC United taking the opportunity to make a few changes, Greg Stones coming on to make his debut and Jimmy Holden picking up his first minutes of the season.
All-in-all this was a good FC United performance, the way the changes were taken in the first half was pleasing and with the FA Cup defeat to Lancaster still in the memory, it was good to see off what was a potentially tricky FA Trophy tie.
Website man of the match: Michael Carr - two goals, ball winning tackles and rarely wasted possession in 90 minutes.
Report by Steve Wood