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MSC: Oldham Athletic Reserves 0 United Reserves 2

Posted by nickogs20 on April 22, 2008

United made it five from five in this season’s MSC group stage at Boundary Park, but were made to work for their win by a stubborn Oldham side who were only finally killed off by a late Ritchie Jones penalty. Chris Eagles had given United the lead on 34 minutes and the Reds spurned a number of chances to finish the game off before Tom Cleverley was felled in the Latics’ area in injury time and Jones duly converted.


Gray – Chester – Cathcart – Cleverley
Eagles – Jones – Possebon – Hewson – S. Evans

Subs: Bryan (for Welbeck 76), Fagan (for S. Evans 82), C. Evans, Galbraith.

Scorers: Eagles 34, Jones (pen) 90

You can read a full (albeit Oldham-slanted) report on the match here (i’ll have a link to the manutd.com match report as soon as it’s published), while MUTV will be showing the match in its entirety at 6pm tomorrow.

United are next in action on Thursday night when they face Bolton in a Lancashire Senior Cup semi-final at Leyland – more on that in the next couple of days. Bolton may also be the opposition in the final of the Manchester Senior Cup, but both they and Manchester City still have group fixtures to fulfil this month before the full details of that final can be confirmed.


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