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Boro 0 United 1: Eikrem strike earns Reserves third straight win

Posted by nickogs20 on March 24, 2009

Rochdale Man Utd
Middlesbrough Reserves 0-1 Manchester United Reserves
Eikrem 14

United’s second string extended their recent impressive run of form to eight wins from their last ten games with a fine victory over a Middlesbrough side packed with first-team experience. Ole Solskjaer’s side took an early lead when a somewhat fortuitously-won freekick was expertly converted by Magnus Eikrem, and thereafter put in a sterling defensive display to keep Afonso Alves and co. at bay. United’s trademark passing and movement produced some terrific football in the second half as the Reds by-and-large comfortably closed out a win that takes them second in the Premier Reserve League North table.

1. Ben Amos
2. Richard Eckersley
3. Fábio da Silva
4. Corry Evans (c) (12. Scott Wootton 90)
5. Ritchie de Laet
6. Matt James
7. Magnus Eikrem (15. Cameron Stewart 72)
8. Rodrigo Possebon
9. Federico Macheda
10. Lee Martin (14. Oliver Norwood 82)
11. Robbie Brady

Subs not used
13. Ron-Robert Zieler

Booked: Martin

Referee: Richard Madley

Boro: Turnbull; Hoyte, Hines, Grounds, Bennett, Bates, Smallwood (c) (Corker 68), Arca, Walker (Capt from 68), Martin (Gal-Andrezly 68), Alves.
Unused subs: Knight (gk); Saiko, Cronesberry.


8 Responses to “Boro 0 United 1: Eikrem strike earns Reserves third straight win”

  1. Raff said

    Why Tosic and Petrucci don`t play ?

  2. cem said

    thats exactly what i was going to ask, and what you think of de laet?

  3. Nick said

    I believe Tosic is with the Serbia squad and Petrucci is with the Italian U19s. I think so anyway

  4. nickogs20 said

    Petrucci has a groin injury, he’s out for another few weeks.

  5. gaga said

    ok thank you

  6. gaga said

    petrucci return 2-3 weeks?

  7. Tone said

    That’s what he said. Hopefully he’ll be back for the matches in Italy.

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