2007–08 F.C. United of Manchester season

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F.C. United of Manchester
2007–08 season
Chairman Andy Walsh
Manager Karl Marginson
Stadium Gigg Lane
Stainton Park
Northern Premier League
Division One North
2nd
(Promoted via
play-offs)
FA Cup First round qualifying
FA Trophy Preliminary round
Top goalscorer League:
Rory Patterson (34)[1]
All:
Rory Patterson (40)[1]
Home colours
Away colours

The 2007–08 season was F.C. United of Manchester's third season and their first season in the Northern Premier League Division One North in England. F.C. United also competed in the FA Cup and the FA Trophy.

Competitions[edit]

League table[edit]

For full league table, see 2007–08 Northern Premier League.
Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Bradford Park Avenue (C) (P) 42 25 7 10 91 43 +48 82 Promotion to the NPL Premier Division
2 F.C. United of Manchester (P) 42 24 9 9 91 49 +42 81 Qualification to the Playoffs
3 Skelmersdale United 42 23 9 10 94 46 +48 78
4 Curzon Ashton 42 23 9 10 78 48 +30 78
5 Bamber Bridge 42 22 8 12 70 54 +16 74
6 Ossett Albion 42 20 10 12 77 65 +12 70
18 Bridlington Town (R) 42 8 8 26 42 99 −57 32 Relegation to the NCEFL Premier Division

Source: Unibond League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

Match Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers Report
1 14 July 2007 Studley A 2 – 1 Report
2 22 July 2007 Blackpool Mechanics A 2 – 1 Report
3 29 July 2007 Kidderminster Harriers A 1 – 1 676 Report
4 31 July 2007 Trafford A 1 – 2 Report
5 4 August 2007 AFC Wimbledon A 0 – 2 Report
6 11 August 2007 Ashton United A 4 – 1 Report

Northern Premier League Division One North[edit]

Match Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers Report
1 18 August 2007 Lancaster City A 1 – 2 2,257 Wright Report
2 22 August 2007 Garforth Town H 0 – 1 2,216 Report
3 25 August 2007 Bridlington Town H 6 – 0 2,253 Patterson (4), Hargreaves, Taylor Report
4 27 August 2007 Rossendale United A 2 – 1 2,023 Rudd, Platt Report
5 8 September 2007 Harrogate Railway Athletic H 2 – 0 2,196 Carden, Patterson Report
6 22 September 2007 Woodley Sports H 1 – 1 2,283 Patterson Report
7 29 September 2007 Chorley A 3 – 0 1,736 Rudd, Patterson (3) Report
8 2 October 2007 Skelmersdale United A 1 – 3 617 Patterson Report
9 13 October 2007 Wakefield H 2 – 1 1,955 Baguley (2) Report
10 16 October 2007 Clitheroe A 3 – 0 834 Burns (2), Patterson Report
11 27 October 2007 Ossett Albion H 3 – 1 2,160 Patterson (2), Thomson Report
12 3 November 2007 Bridlington Town A 3 – 0 1,006 Burns, Wright, Patterson Report
13 10 November 2007 Clitheroe A 1 – 2 1,245 Baguley Report
14 14 November 2007 Rossendale United H 5 – 1 1,691 Patterson, Burns (3), Baguley Report
15 17 November 2007 Bamber Bridge A 0 – 3 1,435 Report
16 24 November 2007 Bradford Park Avenue H 3 – 4 2,285 Turner, Baguley, Patterson Report
17 27 November 2007 Mossley A 0 – 2 889 Report
18 1 December 2007 Rossendale United H 2 – 1 1,744 Patterson, Wright Report
19 26 December 2007 Radcliffe Borough A 1 – 1 1,290 Baguley Report
20 29 December 2007 Curzon Ashton A 2 – 0 297 Carden, Nugent Report
21 29 December 2007 Mossley H 5 – 2 2,017 Wright, Patterson (3), Platt Report
22 12 January 2008 Chorley H 2 – 1 2,011 Patterson, Carden Report
23 16 January 2008 Skelmersdale United H 3 – 0 2,168 Patterson (2), Robinson Report
24 23 February 2008 Bamber Bridge A 0 – 0 1,236 Report
25 27 February 2008 Clitheroe H 3 – 0 1,634 Carden, Patterson (2) Report
26 1 March 2008 Bamber Bridge H 2 – 2 3,348 Carden, Baguley Report
27 5 March 2008 Curzon Ashton H 3 – 2 1,879 Patterson (2), Chadwick Report
28 15 March 2008 Newcastle Blue Star H 3 – 2 2,040 Patterson (2), Carden Report
29 22 March 2008 Radcliffe Borough H 2 – 2 2,163 Howard, Carden Report
30 24 March 2008 Woodley Sports H 2 – 1 1,066 Baguley, Rudd Report
31 26 March 2008 Chorley H 3 – 0 1,645 Patterson (2), Rudd Report
32 29 March 2008 Lancaster City H 2 – 2 1,859 Carden, Baguley Report
33 29 March 2008 Skelmersdale United A 0 – 0 674 Report
34 3 April 2008 Ossett Albion A 1 – 3 456 Carden Report
35 5 April 2008 Wakefield A 2 – 3 1,378 Carden, Chadwick Report
36 7 April 2008 Bradford Park Avenue A 0 – 0 1,264 Report
37 9 April 2008 Harrogate Railway Athletic A 3 – 1 365 Rudd (2), Baguley Report
38 12 April 2008 Lancaster City H 5 – 2 2,704 Rudd, Nugent (2), Patterson (2) Report
39 15 April 2008 Radcliffe Borough A 2 – 0 743 Robinson, Baguley Report
40 19 April 2008 Newcastle Blue Star A 4 – 0 647 Patterson, Wright, Chadwick, Robinson Report
41 23 April 2008 Woodley Sports A 1 – 1 1,558 Wright Report
42 26 April 2008 Garforth Town A 2 – 1 1,215 Baguley, Platt Report

Play-offs[edit]

Match Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers Report
Semi Final 2 April 2008 Bamber Bridge H 3 – 2 1,820 Carden, Patterson, Wright Report
Final 3 May 2008 Skelmersdale United A 4 – 1 3,258 Platt, Chadwick, Patterson, Baguley Report

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2007–08 FA Cup
Match Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers Report
PR 2 September 2007 Trafford A 5 – 2 2,238 Nugent, Howard, Platt, Carden, Hargreaves Report
QR1 15 September 2007 Fleetwood Town A 1 – 2 3,112 Patterson Report

FA Trophy[edit]

Main article: 2007–08 FA Trophy
Match Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers Report
PR 6 October 2007 Bradford Park Avenue A 1 – 1 1,310 Patterson Report
PR Replay 10 October 2007 Bradford Park Avenue H 1 – 4 951 Hanley Report

Northern Premier League Challenge Cup[edit]

Match Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers Report
R1 5 September 2007 Alsager Town H 0 – 1 867 Report

Northern Premier League Presidents Cup[edit]

Match Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers Report
R1 31 October 2007 Bamber Bridge H 5 – 0 585 Wright, Baguley (2), Platt, Burns Report
R2 26 January 2008 Rossendale United H 2 – 1 1,554 Patterson, Rudd Report
QF 25 February 2008 Nantwich Town A 1 – 5 873 Wright Report
Nantwich Town disqualified after fielding illegible player
SF 8 March 2008 Goole A 3 – 1 967 Baguley (2), Patterson Report
F 17 April 2008 Radcliffe Borough N 2 – 0 1,753 Baguley, Rudd Report

Manchester Premier Cup[edit]

Match Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers Report
R1 23 October 2007 Droylsden A 3 – 2 1,048 Hanley, Burns, Patterson Report
R2 23 January 2008 Flixton H 4 – 1 512 Patterson, Howard, Baguley, Rudd Report
R3 18 March 2008 Radcliffe Borough A 1 – 3 837 Baguley Report

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "FC United of Manchester - All time Players Statistics". FCUnited.ru. Retrieved 3 October 2012.