THERE was late heartbreak as FC United scored twice to break Atherton Colls hearts with a 2-1 win, writes Josh King.

A headed effort by Enock Lusiama was cancelled out by Dontai Gabidon and Aaron Bennett’s late efforts to take all three points back to Broadhurst Park.

The first half started with both teams trying to gain a foothold as Jordan Scanlon was well denied by George Murray-Jones in the FC goal in the first real chance.

The deadlock was broken with ten minutes of the first half to play as Enock Lusiama rose highest to head home a Lewis Thompson corner.

The second half began in the same way as both teams looked to gain a foothold and take control of an otherwise dull fixture.

Until the 80th minute when Dontai Gabidon freed himself from a previously stubborn Colls defence and fired past Tom Donaghy to restore parity late.

FC United’s goal galvanised a poor second half from both sides, as Ben Rydel freed the substitute Oli Putnam whose low effort was well denied by Murray-Jones.

United had thought they won it as Gabidon broke through the Colls backline and played an expert ball across to Aaron Bennett who dragged it wide from two yards out.

The final chance fell to Bennett who wouldn’t make the same mistake twice, the young forward broke Colls hearts when he managed to slot beyond Donaghy.