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FAPRL: Newcastle Reserves 1 United Reserves 1

Posted by nickogs20 on March 31, 2008

Séan Evans with the United goal inside 60 seconds, Emre levelling after 25 minutes. Richard Eckersley was sent off late on for a professional foul, Newcastle were also reduced to ten men as Ngo Baheng saw red for a push in the melee that followed Eckersley’s dismissal. Team was as follows:


Neville – Chester – Cathcart – Eckersley
Gray – Cleverley (c) – Possebon – Jones – S Evans

Subs: C. Evans, Amos, Galbraith, Eikrem, Brady.

Scorer: S Evans 1′

ManUtd.com match report here.

That concludes United’s FAPRL North campaign. 8 wins, 5 draws and 5 defeats for a total of 29 points and a likely top-half finish represents a respectable campaign given the players (or lack of) available to McClair and Ryan this season. Unfinished business remains in the Manchester Senior Cup and the Lancashire Senior Cup next month, but the fact that the reserves’ league season is over in March is a fairly damning indictment of the current state of reserve football in this country. Several players are now effectively on their summer holidays already, a situation that can’t be to the benefit of anybody.


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