UTL Team of the Week February 1st
A momentous cup-run achievement, a first point of the season and an incredible comeback feature in this week’s Team of the Week.
Third Place: Camberley Town
The Krooners hit five without reply against ten man Newton Aycliffe on Saturday to seal their place in the quarter finals of this season’s FA Vase for only the second time in the club’s history. Leading 1-0 at half time after an even opening forty five minutes, Camberley proceeded to hit a further four goals – the fifth direct from a corner – to cement their place in the last eight, where they could face local rivals Hartley Wintney, assuming the Hampshire side can get through their rearranged tie against Hereford.
Second Place: New Mills AFC
The Millers’ 2-2 draw at Witton Albion last Tuesday probably doesn’t seem too remarkable. That is, until you take a look at the Northern Premier League Division One North table. The division’s basement club had previously lost all twenty two league matches, and this was their first point of the campaign. And it could have been even better for Garry Brown’s side, as they led twice in the match. Unfortunately, Saturday’s game at Bamber Bridge fell foul of the weather, meaning they were denied the opportunity to extend their unbeaten streak.
Winner: FC United of Manchester
Saturday’s game at Broadhurst Park always promised goals, and boy did it deliver! Both FC United and their visitors Harrogate Town had hit six the week before, with Town scoring their half dozen without reply against league leaders Solihull Moors. And it looked as though they were going to continue their fine form by going 3-0 up ten minutes before half time. However, the Red Rebels pulled one back right on half time through George Thomson, and what followed was quite exceptional. Three goals in the first ten minutes of the second half saw FC United complete an incredible comeback against shellshocked opposition.
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