MUPC Day Two: U15’s through to the last eight
Posted by nickogs20 on August 5, 2008
United matched their day one performance with a win and a draw on day two to secure qualification for the quarter-finals of the Manchester United Premier Cup World Finals as runner-up in Group A.
In the early game the U15’s evoked the spirit of 1999, scoring two injury-time goals to turn what looked like being an unjust 1-0 defeat to Audax Italiano of Chile into a deserved 2-1 victory. Those late goals from Will Keane and Tom Thorpe put the Reds on the brink of the quarter-finals and left them needing just a draw in their final group game against Real Madrid to progress, which they duly obtained. The 0-0 draw against the Spaniards secured second place in the group behind PSG and knocked Real out.
Thanks to the guys on the RedCafe Reserve/Youth forum, the United MUPC squad and line-ups and scorers from the group games are as follows:
1. Sam Johnstone (GK)
2. Michael Keane
3. Luke Giverin
4. Tom Thorpe
5. David Mellor
6. Tyler Blackett
7. Jackson Ramm
8. Larnell Cole
9. Will Keane
10. Ravel Morrison
11. John Cofie
12. Rico Gomes
13. ? Ward (GK)
14. Tom Lawrence
15. Frankie Sutherland
16. Yaune Gnahore
3-0 vs Villa 2000: Johnstone, M. Keane (Blackett), Giverin (Gnahore), Thorpe, Mellor, Sutherland, Ramm (Gomes), Morrison, W. Keane, Cofie, Cole.
Unused Subs: Ward, Lawrence
Scorers: Thorpe, Keane, Morrison
1-1 vs PSG: Johnstone, Blackett, Gnahore, Thorpe, Mellor, Sutherland, Ramm (Gomes), Morrison, W. Keane, Cofie, Cole.
Unused Subs: Ward, M. Keane, Giverin, Lawrence
2-1 vs Audax Italiano: Johnstone, M. Keane, Giverin (Blackett), Thorpe, Mellor, Sutherland (Ramm), Gomes, Morrison, W. Keane, Cofie, Cole.
Unused Subs: Ward, Lawrence, Gnahore
Scorers: W. Keane, Thorpe
0-0 vs Real Madrid: Johnstone, M. Keane, Blackett, Thorpe, Mellor, Sutherland, Ramm, Morrison, W. Keane, Cofie, Cole
Subs (not known if used or not): Ward, Giverin, Lawrence, Gnahore, Gomes
United now play Fluminense of Brazil in today’s quarter-finals, with the winner going on to face the winner of the Juventus vs FC Basel tie. The other two last eight matchups see FC Atlas face Right To Dream and PSG take on Eintracht Frankfurt. News on the young Reds’ progress later today.