FC UnitedGlossop North End   

Match Report

OppositionGlossop North End
VenueGigg Lane, Bury, BL9 9HR, Gigg Lane
CompetitionNorth West Counties Football League Division 1
8 (3)-0 (0)
Patterson 2, 19
Carden 45
Phoenix 60
Giggs 64
Nugent 71
Chadwick 80
Platt 85
1 Sam Ashton
2 Mathew Taylor
3 Alex Mortimer
4 Nick Platt
5 David Chadwick (capt)
6 Robert Nugent
7 Rhodri Giggs
8 Simon Carden
9 Stuart Rudd
10 Jamie Phoenix
11 Rory Patterson Yellow card

14 Steven Spencer (for 2, 77 mins)
15 Danny Allen (for 10, 62 mins)
1 Stuart Williams
2 Dave Young
3 Andy Levendis
4 Darren Blore (Capt.)
5 Dave Conlon
6 Sean Hazelden
7 Paul Nibloe
8 Dave Morris
9 Lee Evans
10 Darren Hamilton
11 Lee Blackshaw

12 Steve Jackson (for 3, 67 mins)
14 Jason Gorton (for 7, 50 mins)
15 Mark Woodcock
Match Report
People United Day proved an outstanding success both on and off the pitch as the Reds fired eight goals past an outclassed opposition for the second consecutive home game, this time against Glossop North End.

An impressive team performance was confirmed by the presence of seven players on the scoresheet, with United sharing out the glory across the pitch in front of a healthy 3,257 crowd. The visitors looked overrun in midfield from the off and the first goal arrived as early as two minutes when Rory Patterson poked home a parried Simon Carden effort.

The away side looked to counter attack but it was the Reds who broke quickly from a Glossop corner to make it 2-0 as Jamie Phoenix ran the length of the pitch before Patterson⦥uro;trade;s low shot flew into the left corner.

Margy’s men then took their foot off the gas and the visitors should have pulled a goal back on the half mark when Hamilton volleyed onto the bar from close range.

And it wasn’t until the stroke of half time that United put the game beyond doubt. After some excellent close control, Stuart Rudd turned deftly to feed Carden who calmly slotted the ball under the keeper.

In the second half the large contingent of junior supporters in the crowd were treated to five further goals, as United ruthlessly exploited a tired Glossop outfit.

After Phoenix made it 4-0 a trio of excellent crosses, coupled with woeful marking, allowed Rhodri Giggs, David Chadwick and Nick Platt to all head home from the inside the area.

But the pick of the bunch was a 30 yard screamer from Rob Nugent that seemed to surprise the centre back almost as much as the helpless Glossop keeper as it flew into the top left corner in front of a jubilant Manchester Road End.

Manager Karl Marginson will hope that his team can put in another similar performance in the derby clash against Maine Road next Saturday, but he knows that the Manchester City supporters’ team should provide a much tougher test.

Mark Swanwick

Match information

FC United
1. S Ashton
2. M Taylor
3. A Mortimer
4. N Platt
5. D Chadwick (C)
6. R Nugent
7. R Giggs
8. S Carden
9. S Rudd
10. J Phoenix
11. R Patterson

12. D Brown
14. S Spencer (2, 77)
15. D Allen (10, 62)

Goals: Patterson 2, 19, Carden 45, Phoenix 60, Giggs 64, Nugent 77, Chadwick 80, Platt 85
Bookings: Phoenix 56

Glossop North End
1. S Williams
2. D Young
3. A Levendis
4. D Blore (C)
5. D Conlon
6. S Hazeldean
7. P Nibloe
8. D Morris
9. L Evans
10. D Hamilton
11. L Blackshaw

12. S Jackson (3, 67)
14. J Gorton (7, 50)
15. M Woodcock

Bookings: Conlon 47, Gorton 64

Attendance: 3,257