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United crash out of President's Cup

A lacklustre FC United crashed out of the UniBond’s President’s Cup at the quarter final stage 5-1 at Nantwich Town’s new Weaver Stadium but they will now turn their attention to Wednesday night’s vital league match at home to Clitheroe.

With first choice centre-halves David Chadwick and Rob Nugent being rested, the Reds were too easily exposed at the back and four of the Dabbers’ goals came at the near post from set pieces.

The hosts’ striker Adam Beasley opened the scoring with a header from a corner on 22 minutes but two minutes Jerome Wright got United back on level terms with a rasping first time drive into the bottom corner after Nantwich had failed to clear properly.

Less than 10 minutes later Rory Patterson, who was playing as a lone striker, had a fierce strike tipped round the post by Lee Jones but that was the closest the Reds came to getting anything out of the game.

Beasley made it 2-1 on 37 minutes after racing clear of a static defence and although United threw on Jamie Baguley, Rob Nugent and Stuart Rudd in an attempt to save the game, the Dabbers added three second half goals, all of which came from set pieces.

Paul Taylor made it 3-1 just two minutes after the interval flicking on a free-kick, Phil Parkinson put the result beyond any doubt with 20 minutes to go heading home a corner and Nick Farquarson did exactly the same to compounded United’s misery in the 79th minute.

Patterson had a goal disallowed for off-side but once the Dabbers had got their noses in front they never looked like losing the match. Manager Karl Marginson must now pick his team up and make sure they can do the business in the league at Gigg Lane on Wednesday night against Clitheroe.

Nantwich Town
1. Lee Jones
2. Paul Donnelly
3. Gyorgy Kiss
4. Richard Smith
5. Ryan Dicker
6. Phil Parkinson
7. Danny Griggs
8. Glyn Blackhurst
9. Nick Farquarson
10. Adam Beasley
11. Paul Taylor
Nathern Southern
Danny Edge
Josh Hancock

FC United
1. Aaron Grundy
2. Liam Foster
3. Bradley Howard
4. Nicky Platt
5. Micah Bleau
6. Adam Turner
7. Adam Carden
8. Chris Baguley
9. Josh Howard
10. Jerome Wright
11. Rory Patterson
Rob Nugent
Stuart Rudd
Jamie Baguley

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First Posted ~ 09:01 Tue 26 Feb 2008
News ID ~ 1508
Last Updated ~ 17:14 Fri 11 Oct 2013