MATCH PREVIEW: City vs. FC United of Manchester

After a confident victory on the road, City return to the Giant Axe on Tuesday night to welcome United of Manchester at 7:45pm.

Season Summary
Last season was a difficult one to take for United, after the club finished second from bottom in the National League North. They picked up just 34 points in what was a miserable campaign for the club, getting relegated into the Evo-Stik Premier League.

Recent Form
United of Manchester had a difficult start to life in the 2019/20 season, picking up just four points from their opening five games. They lost their first three league games but have since picked up in form, drawing against Radcliffe Borough and recently picking up their first three points against Morpeth Town.

United’s previous three league fixtures:
31/08/19 – United 4 Morpeth 2
26/08/19 – Radcliffe Borough 1 United 1
24/08/19 – United 0 Scarborough 1

Ones to Watch
City will have to be wary of certain players that could cause them problems on Tuesday night. Forward Regan Linney has made a good start to the season, scoring three goals in five appearances so far. His goal scoring ability up top will be something for Lancaster’s defence to suppress.

Tunde Owolabi is another potential threat for City. He has only made one appearance for United so far, but in that one outing he scored twice. The forward will be looking to push for a regular position in the side and will be looking to cause City some problems if he does feature.

Midfielder Charlie Ennis is a player who could do some damage to City. Ennis has featured in every game so far this season and has scored twice from midfield. So, City will be looking to stop all of these players from making an impact on Tuesday night, in an attempt to pick up another three points.


City and United will both be in high spirits following victories for both teams at the weekend. A win for the dolly blues could take them as high as 3rd place, whereas United could move up to 11th if they get the three points.