Youth Cup: Blackburn 3 United 0 – Rovers send Reds crashing out
Posted by nickogs20 on January 30, 2010
January 28th 2010, 7pm
Ewood Park, Blackburn
|Blackburn Rovers U18s||3-0||Manchester United U18s|
|Lowe 38, 87||–||–|
High on confidence after six straight wins and impressive Youth Cup progress against Birmingham and Burnley, United’s U18s were brought crashing back down to earth at Ewood Park, as a 3-0 reverse saw them exit this year’s competition at the fifth round stage.
Whilst Blackburn were flattered somewhat by a scoreline that scarcely reflected a match that had been even and closely-fought for the most part, there’s no doubt that Rovers deserved to go through. The first goal was always going to be crucial, and it went to the hosts just before the break, Jason Lowe capitalising on some slack defending from a controversially-awarded corner. Paul McGuinness’ side fell further behind twenty minutes from time as Rovers skipper Grant Hanley doubled his side’s lead, and when Conor Devlin saved a late penalty only to see Lowe net the rebound, the Reds knew it wasn’t to be their day.
More to come…
1. Conor Devlin
2. Reece Brown (14. Ravel Morrison 72)
3. Zeki Fryers (16. John Cofie 77)
4. Scott Wootton
5. Sean McGinty
6. Ryan Tunnicliffe
7. Nicky Ajose
8. Paul Pogba
9. Will Keane
10. Davide Petrucci (c) (15. Etzaz Hussain 53)
11. Joshua King
Subs not used
12. Alberto Massacci
13. Sam Johnstone
Booked: Morrison, Ajose.
Blackburn: Swann, Ramm, Ajagbe, Lowe, Hanley (c), Jones, Evans (Osawe 77), Bowen, Hitchcock (Knowles 90), Potts, Banton (Morrissey 81).
Unused subs: Urwin, Pearson.