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First Team - Match centre

FC United of Manchester
M Tymon (30')
Full time
Sat 25 Apr 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League Northern Premier - Premier Division Attendance 2,603

Reds end the season with a club record 27th victory

Reds completed the regular season in style disposing of a makeshift FC United side with comparative ease.

They controlled the game from start to finish with the narrow victory margin flattering the champions.

It was Reds’ twenty seventh league win of a memorable season, equalling the club record, and one more than FC United obtained as they won the title by a two point margin.

The influx of support from Manchester created a superb atmosphere and it was good to see the old ground hosting a record attendance for a Northern Premier League fixture.

Needing one point to guarantee the runners-up spot, Reds looked bright and lively from the off and were unfortunate not to be in front after an early onslaught. Supporters’ Player of the Year, Gavin Skelton, saw a sweetly struck volley blocked and, soon after, Alex Salmon’s free kick rattled David Carnell’s cross bar before Matty Tymon skied the rebound over the bar.

FC’s only riposte was a Matthew Walwyn effort which Jonny Jamieson dealt with comfortably.

Reds netted what proved to be the decider on the half hour mark. Conor Tinnion’s measured assist put top scorer Tymon in the clear and he confidently despatched his 15th of the season.

Tinnion had an opportunity to double the advantage but his audacious chip was easily dealt with then, after the interval, he saw a well hit volley narrowly miss the target.

Players’ Player of the Year Tinnion, was enjoying a productive afternoon and another assist saw Phil McLuckie just fail to connect with the ball.

United’s best moment of the second half again fell to Walwyn, this time his header was gathered by Jamieson after Craig Lindfield supplied the cross.

Tinnion’s next piece of wizardry saw Dan Wordsworth head home the teasing centre but the returning skipper had the goal disallowed for a pushing offence.

Evo-Stik ‘Goalkeeper of the Year’, Carnell, had a lucky escape late in the game. He was left helpless when Jake Simpson’s free kick hit the post with the ball then hitting him on the head before deflecting to safety.

Both sets of supporters were in celebratory mode at the end: the United masses singing their repertoire of victory songs with the locals applauding the outstanding efforts of Skelton and his squad.

Now, for the serious business.

Workington: Jamieson, Simpson, Rowntree, Wordsworth, May, Skelton (Wright, 75), Allison,
McLuckie, Tymon (Smith S, 84), Salmon (Arnison, 62), Tinnion. Substitutes – O’Donnell, Newby (not used).

FC United of Manchester: Carnell, Birch, Cheetham, Fox, Lacey, Bayanu, Walwyn, Brown (Daniels, 72), Norton (Greaves, 50), Byrne (Fallon, 72), Lindfield. Substitutes – Stott, Wright (not used).

Referee: Mr B Cropp, St. Annes

Attendance: 2,603

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Conor Tinnion

Player of the Match

Conor Tinnion

Key moments

Goal Matty Tymon scores for Workington


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83:00 Saved Shot
Joe Fox has a shot saved for FC United of Manchester
73:00 Sub Off
Thomas Brown is substituted off for FC United of Manchester
73:00 Sub On
Rory Fallon is substituted on for FC United of Manchester
73:00 Sub Off
Callum Byrne is substituted off for FC United of Manchester
73:00 Sub On
Greg Daniels is substituted on for FC United of Manchester
63:00 Saved Shot
Matthew Walwyn has a shot saved for FC United of Manchester
50:00 Sub Off
Michael Norton is substituted off for FC United of Manchester
50:00 Sub On
Thomas Greaves is substituted on for FC United of Manchester
End of period 1
41:00 Missed Shot
Matthew Walwyn misses a shot for FC United of Manchester
21:00 Saved Shot
Matthew Walwyn has a shot saved for FC United of Manchester
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As it happened

  • Workington
  • FC United of Manchester
  • 0
  • Matty Tymon Goal 30:00'
  • Conor Tinnion Assist 30:00'
  • Thomas Greaves Sub On 50:00'
  • Michael Norton Sub Off 50:00'
  • Gareth Arnison Sub On 62:00'
  • Alex Salmon Sub Off 62:00'
  • Greg Daniels Sub On 73:00'
  • Callum Byrne Sub Off 73:00'
  • Rory Fallon Sub On 73:00'
  • Thomas Brown Sub Off 73:00'
  • Anthony Wright Sub On 75:00'
  • Gavin Skelton Sub Off 75:00'
  • Sam Smith Sub On 84:00'
  • Matty Tymon Sub Off 84:00'

Team selection

FC United of Manchester
  • 1. David Carnell
  • 2. David Birch
  • 3. Scott Cheetham
  • 4. Joe Fox
  • 5. Lewis Lacy
  • 6. Nia Bayunu
  • 7. Matthew Walwyn
  • 8. Thomas Brown
  • 9. Michael Norton
  • 10. Callum Byrne
  • 11. Craig Lindfield
  • 17. Jerome Wright
  • 16. Rory Fallon
  • 15. Greg Daniels
  • 14. Thomas Greaves
  • 12. Dean Stott

League round up

League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. FC United of Manchester 46 92
2. Workington 46 90
3. Ashton United 46 84
4. Curzon Ashton 46 83
5. Ilkeston FC 46 81
6. Blyth Spartans 46 79
7. Skelmersdale United 46 73

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