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Reserves: Bolton 2 United 2 (Bolton win 3-2 on pens) – Reds endure more penalty pain in the MSC

Posted by nickogs20 on December 14, 2009

December 14th 2009, 7pm
County Ground, Leyland

Bolton Man Utd
Bolton Wanderers Reserves 2-2 Manchester United Reserves
Mooy 12 Pogba 11
Obadeyi 50 Ajose 54


Sheridan MISSED Hewson SCORED
Blakeman MISSED Norwood SCORED
Harsanyi SCORED Tunnicliffe MISSED
Eckersley SCORED Pogba MISSED

Deja vu was the order of the day at the County Ground in Leyland as, for the second season running, United’s reserves lost a Manchester Senior Cup tie to Bolton Wanderers after a dramatic penalty shootout.

A youthful United second string took an early lead through debutant Paul Pogba, only for Aaron Mooy to immediately level for the hosts. In a hectic second half that sequence was reversed, with Temitope Obadeyi putting Bolton 2-1 up for all of four minutes before Nicky Ajose’s sweetly-struck response. In truth the Reds were somewhat fortunate to take the game to penalties after Wanderers dominated the second 45 minutes, but once the shootout was underway, and the home side had missed their first two penalties, it looked for all the world that Ole Solskjaer’s side would prevail. Bolton keeper Robert Lainton had other ideas however, saving superbly from Ryan Tunnicliffe, Pogba and Cameron Stewart to engineer a remarkable turnaround and inflict more shootout misery on United’s reserves, who have now lost four of them in the last 13 months.

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More to come…

1. Ben Amos
2. Ryan Tunnicliffe
3. Sean McGinty
4. Scott Wootton
5. Oliver Gill
6. Paul Pogba
7. Cameron Stewart
8. Sam Hewson
9. Oliver Norwood
10. Magnus Eikrem (c)
11. Nicky Ajose (16. John Cofie 65)

Subs not used
12. Michele Fornasier
13. Ron-Robert Zieler
14. Alberto Massacci
15. Davide Petrucci

Bolton: Lainton, Eckersley, Stokes (Harsanyi 74), Sheridan, Connolly, Bennett, Obadeyi, McDonald, O’Halloran, Mooy, Blakeman.
Not used: Riley, MacGregor, McGeechan.

4 Responses to “Reserves: Bolton 2 United 2 (Bolton win 3-2 on pens) – Reds endure more penalty pain in the MSC”

  1. bobbygee said

    This is always hard when it comes to a PK shootout. This is true when the opposition missed the first two shots.You’re up 2-0 and then bamo you miss the next three and lose. This is heartbreaker. http://bobbygee.wordpress.com/

  2. NicoQB said

    Man of the Match nick?

    Also was James injured?

    Is Pogba that good that he will be sooner or later getting a senior call up for the Carling?

    Is Lady Gaga a tranny?

    So many questions…

  3. cem said

    is lady gaga a tranny?? shes a good one if she is

    nick do u think hargo could get a run out against stockport?? also how comes no morrison in the reserves – im suprised he never got the nod

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