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Match Report

   

7.45pm Thursday 13th August 2015

Friendly

The John Pointon Sports and Recreation Facility, Felthouse Lane, Cheddleton, Nr Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 7BP


Leek CSOB

5 - 2

FC United of Manchester

 

Attendance: 312

Leek CSOB 5

FC United of Manchester 2



Attendance: 312
Match Report

It was an evening of anniversaries and coincidence at Leek. From an FC United point of view it was the tenth anniversary of our first ever competitive fixture. For Leek CSOB it was a chance to honour ten years of service for Mark Fox who played in that match. It is also their 70th anniversary, they are marking this with a return to their original colours of amber and black for home games. The kit made its debut tonight. The coincidence came with the final score, the home side this time, being on the right end of a 5-2 result.

Leek CSOB had much the better of early exchanges and had the ball in the FC United net after seven minutes, this effort ruled to be offside. It was only a brief respite as Drew Bennett scored from a corner in the 21st minute. Mark Fox drew a smart save from another corner soon after. The best FC United chance of the first half came on 34 minutes. Dean Hope played a ball in to the penalty area which was inches short of the head of Keenan Tuck and also just wide of the far post.

The reds found a way back in to the game on 55 minutes when Jake Shawcross played the ball between the Leek back line for Connor Martin to run on to and slot home. Leek restored the lead five minutes later when Mitch Cartlidge prodded in a cross from Fox.

On 69 minutes Hope exchanged passes with Darius Palma before firing home to make it 2-2 and five minutes later Fox got his name on the score sheet from the penalty spot. Leek CSOB scored two more in the last five minutes to bring the first ten years of FC United to a close in an interesting if slightly ironic manner.

On the balance of play Leek CSOB were good value for their win and the football was pleasing to watch for most observers. We wish them well for their season and look forward to the 20th anniversary celebrations.

Leek CSOB Squad

1. Ash Cunningham
2. Rob Drummond
3. James Brough
4. Sam Pettitt
5. Drew Bennett
6. Tom Bourne
7. Kieron Wayne
8. Mark Fox
9. Mitch Cartlidge
10. Matt Anderson
11. Will Brown
12. Callum Goldstraw
13. Ash Knight
14. Kieron Scotland
15. Adam Copeland
16. Dale Walters
17. Jack Bowyer
18. Nick Hambleton
19. Zac Barker

FC United of Manchester Squad

1.Ben Jupp
2.Dominic Williams
3. Daniel Cooke
4. Lewis Stonehouse
5. Nathan Chorlton
6. Jacob Holt
7. Robson Buckley
8. Dean Hope
9. Connor Martin
10. Jordan Sellers
11. Keenan Tuck
12. Ryan Bottell
13. Alec Robinson
14. Toby Wright
15. Zac Cooper
16. Darius Palma
17. Rhodri Giggs
18. Jake Shawcross

Match Report

It was an evening of anniversaries and coincidence at Leek. From an FC United point of view it was the tenth anniversary of our first ever competitive fixture. For Leek CSOB it was a chance to honour ten years of service for Mark Fox who played in that match. It is also their 70th anniversary, they are marking this with a return to their original colours of amber and black for home games. The kit made its debut tonight. The coincidence came with the final score, the home side this time, being on the right end of a 5-2 result.

Leek CSOB had much the better of early exchanges and had the ball in the FC United net after seven minutes, this effort ruled to be offside. It was only a brief respite as Drew Bennett scored from a corner in the 21st minute. Mark Fox drew a smart save from another corner soon after. The best FC United chance of the first half came on 34 minutes. Dean Hope played a ball in to the penalty area which was inches short of the head of Keenan Tuck and also just wide of the far post.

The reds found a way back in to the game on 55 minutes when Jake Shawcross played the ball between the Leek back line for Connor Martin to run on to and slot home. Leek restored the lead five minutes later when Mitch Cartlidge prodded in a cross from Fox.

On 69 minutes Hope exchanged passes with Darius Palma before firing home to make it 2-2 and five minutes later Fox got his name on the score sheet from the penalty spot. Leek CSOB scored two more in the last five minutes to bring the first ten years of FC United to a close in an interesting if slightly ironic manner.

On the balance of play Leek CSOB were good value for their win and the football was pleasing to watch for most observers. We wish them well for their season and look forward to the 20th anniversary celebrations.

Leek CSOB Squad

1. Ash Cunningham
2. Rob Drummond
3. James Brough
4. Sam Pettitt
5. Drew Bennett
6. Tom Bourne
7. Kieron Wayne
8. Mark Fox
9. Mitch Cartlidge
10. Matt Anderson
11. Will Brown
12. Callum Goldstraw
13. Ash Knight
14. Kieron Scotland
15. Adam Copeland
16. Dale Walters
17. Jack Bowyer
18. Nick Hambleton
19. Zac Barker

FC United of Manchester Squad

1.Ben Jupp
2.Dominic Williams
3. Daniel Cooke
4. Lewis Stonehouse
5. Nathan Chorlton
6. Jacob Holt
7. Robson Buckley
8. Dean Hope
9. Connor Martin
10. Jordan Sellers
11. Keenan Tuck
12. Ryan Bottell
13. Alec Robinson
14. Toby Wright
15. Zac Cooper
16. Darius Palma
17. Rhodri Giggs
18. Jake Shawcross