In early February not even the very optimistic FC supporters expect a finish higher than reaching a play-off spot like the last three seasons, which would been fantastic, too.
After 28 games, FC were 10th of the Northern Premier Division with 47 points and a couple of games in hand to some of the other clubs. But Chorley had one game in hand comparing to FC as well as 13 points more and a better goal difference of 15.
During the last three seasons FC were well known for their good run-in at the of the season. But nobody would have expected that after 10 games and 10 wins, FC United are level on points and goal difference with Chorley and even top of the league by scoring more goals:
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Fairly saying, Chorley has a game in hand and with at least a draw in tonights match, they move to the top again. Nevertheless if Margy’s boys keep playing that good in the last eight matches, the dream of direct promotion to the Conference could become true.
What an achievement so far this season as I cannot remember that FC United were on top of the league in mid-season or even at a end of the season stage since they are playing in the 7th tier of English Football. In addition with the community achievement by building their own ground, this season is already a remarkable milestone of FC’s club history!
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