First & Last: FC United

A look at past meetings between Harriers and Saturday’s guests at Aggborough, FC United…

Mike McGrath (right) in action against FC United in 2007

HARRIERS meet FC United of Manchester on Saturday, just over a decade after the first ever meeting between the two.

Established by fans of Manchester United looking for a change and a new endeavour, FC United were formed in 2005 and, despite not being at parity to Harriers in terms of a level of competitive football until 2016 as they charged through the divisions, the two teams did have cause to meet in 2007.

It was a curious choice for a pre-season friendly, with former United boss Karl Marginson and Aggborough assistant manager Neil Howarth having played together in their Macclesfield Town days. Brian Smikle netted for Harriers in a 1-1 draw.

It would be some nine years before the two outfits would cross swords again, and this time it was a league fixture. FC United returned to Aggborough and took all three points in a 2-0 victory in October 2016, wrapping up a league double with a 1-0 win at Broadhurst Park the following March.

Last season at least saw Harriers get off the mark in terms of wins. The team won both league matches – Emmanuel Sonupé’s brace sealing a 2-1 win away from home before George Waring was among the scorers in a 4-0 Aggborough success back in January of this year.

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