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United 3 Blackburn 2: Glimpse of the future as U18s round off season with a win

Posted by nickogs20 on May 7, 2009

May 6th 2009, 5.15pm
Trafford Training Centre, Carrington

Man Utd Blackburn
Manchester United U18s 3-2 Blackburn Rovers U18s
Lingard 6 Hitchcock 25, 51
King 43
Ajose 63

An extremely youthful United U18 side narrowly edged an entertaining encounter with Blackburn Rovers this afternoon and finished their league campaign on a real high, as Paul McGuinness took the opportunity to field the sort of side we may well see when the Premier Academy League kicks off again in August. Eight schoolboys were involved and another two made the bench, with the rest of the side made up of the first year scholars that will provide the ‘experience’ next season.

One of those schoolboys, Jesse Lingard, handed United an early lead with an impudent finish, quite a way to mark your debut. Blackburn then had the better of the first half and levelled with a goal from Tom Hitchcock (son of former Chelsea keeper Kevin), but United retook the lead minutes before the break through Joshua King, very much against the run of play. Hitchcock levelled for a second time in the second half, but a much improved United display brought the reward of a fine winner from top scorer Nicky Ajose just after the hour mark.

More to come…

1. Conor Devlin
2. Reece Brown (12. Ravel Morrison 46)
3. Zeki Fryers
4. Tom Thorpe
5. Scott Wootton (c)
6. Robbie Brady
7. Nicky Ajose
8. Larnell Cole (17. Kenji Gorre 75)
9. Joshua King
10. Jesse Lingard (16. Jack Barmby 64)
11. Johnny Gorman

Subs not used
14. Luke Giverin
15. Michael Keane

Booked: Brady

Referee: M Powell

10 Responses to “United 3 Blackburn 2: Glimpse of the future as U18s round off season with a win”

  1. Lone Wolf said

    I see Jack Barmby (son of Nick) and Kenji Gorre (son of some dutch player) came on, anyone know how they did? Is Gorre staying at United? I heard Chelse and Liverpool were trying to steal him

  2. Ole said

    Hi Nickogs,

    I’m from Norway and going to Old Trafford, only for my second time this weekend to watch United – City.
    My traveling companions wants to go to Liverpool to watch Everton – Spurs, but I’ll rather watch United Reserves/United Acadamy play… But it doesn’t look like thay are going to play?

  3. nickogs20 said

    Hi Ole – the academy season is finished unfortunately, but the reserves have a friendly game on Saturday, against Kendal Town:


    All the details are there. It’s about £15 for a return ticket on the train from Manchester, £6 for the match tickets, which you can buy at the ground from midday up until kickoff (at 2pm). Ole’s managing the side, should be a decent team out.

    Hope that’s of some use, give us a shout if you need any more info.

    • Ole said

      Thanks alot Nickogs!

      After watching the map, I’m afraid it’s to far away for me. I have no idea how I will get there. I guess it will be enough finding around in Manchester. :)


      “..edging out FC United for a place in the playoffs before narrowly losing to Ilkeston Town 4-3 after extra-time in the playoff semi-final.”

      Argg.. Too bad FC United didnt get promoted.

  4. Tone said

    Ole, hvis du ser dette: hvis du gir meg en email kan jeg kanskje hjelpe deg finne fram!

    Sorry guys, just trying to help a fellow Norwegian get to Kendal…

  5. nickogs20 said

    No problem :D

    Doesn’t look like I’m going to be able to make it to Kendal so if anyone who does go fancies writing a few words by way of a match report I’d be very grateful :)

  6. […] United 3 Blackburn 2: Glimpse of the future as U18s round off season with a win May 6th 2009, 5.15pm Trafford Training Centre, Carrington […]

  7. Tone said

    Played a really young side in Kendal, but still won 7-2. 3xBrady, 2xMartin, Norwood and Stewart.

    • Ole said

      Hei Tone!

      Hadde en fantastisk tur til Manchester! Deilig å slå Shitty. :)

      Hadde vært utrolig artig å fått med seg ungutta, men det cræsja også med Omvisning på Old Trafford.

      Du bor i Manchester og følger United tett?

  8. wazza said

    are Kenji Gorre and Jack Barmby attacking players & have they signed permanently for united ?

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