By Adam Lockett
FC United Of Manchester is a fan owned football club in the seventh tere of English football. They have a first team, a reserve team and a youth team. The youth team is where the players aged 16-18 start and try and make there way into the reserves. The reserves is the team below the first team and is set up with players all pushing for a place in the first team. Lastly, the first team is the main team where the players are paid and who fans go to watch on a weekend.
This season, all of the teams are doing well and the club as a whole are aiming for treble success. The first team are top of there league with only a few games left, as are the reserves who have only 5 games left in there league. The youth team are second only 3 points behind the leaders. However, they have two games in hand on the leaders so therefore, they have a major advantage on the team at the top. It is vital that all teams win their league to boost their hopes of getting the club recognised on a more broad prospective.
The youth team boosted their title hopes majorly yesterday with a 9-1 win over mid table Macclesfield. This win didn’t only boost their title hopes, but highly lightened team morale as Macclesfield have already previously beaten them twice this year. Another positive from yesterday’s game is that there were between 40-50 fans watching the game, cheering the up and coming youths on. Youth team captain Adam Lockett was interviewed after the game and said, “The win is massive, not just on a mental note but it helps goal difference and league position. The win shown how serious we are about winning this league and showing what we can do.” He later went on to say that the win “felt even better” because of the two previous defeats to Macclesfield this season.
Many of the youth team have already progressed into the reserves already this season and have shown what they are capable of doing and the club plan on pushing many more of the youth team into the reserves as the season goes on. All of this is down to the first team manager Margy for watching the young players and seeing how good they actually are. He has previously said, “The club will go far with the young players coming through.”
Overall, I believe FC United will go far and will make a name for themselves as the years go by and become a team to watch as they rise through the tere’s of English football.