It was also another chance to visit the Aladdin's Cave that is the Marine supporters club shop, again it didn't disappoint as I spent a good 25 minutes in there rummaging through the boxes of programmes and books.
As for the game itself, well that was won at a canter by FC United who were by far the better footballing side. Two goals, one in each half, from Michael Norton (one a penalty) settled the match. It was a niggly foul-ridden game as Marine, instead of concentrating on their own game, seemed intent on kicking United off the park. This led to Marine finishing the game with 9 men as Thomas Moore and Kevin Leadbetter were shown red cards.
For those of you who have not visited Rosset Park, it is a very compact ground surrounded by housing and whilst the game was in motion I wondered, how many balls do Marine lose during the course of a season? I must have counted at least 7 going over the roofs, into hedges and in one instance, almost through somebodys bedroom window! No wonder they were trying to get matchball sponsorship in the programme!