U18s: United 1 Newcastle 1 – Reds pick up a point, but lose top spot
Posted by nickogs20 on March 16, 2010
March 13th 2010, 12pm
Trafford Training Centre, Carrington
|Manchester United U18s||1-1||Newcastle United U18s|
|Pogba 27||–||McDermott 11|
For the second week running United were held to a draw on home turf, Newcastle the opponents this time as the Reds again had to come back from a goal down just to earn a point.
Paul McGuinness’ side started strongly but gifted the Magpies the opening goal with little more than ten minutes played, some haphazard defending leaving Greg McDermott with a simple tap-in. Unperturbed, the Reds kept their heads and continued to look the more dangerous side going forward and got back on terms just before the half hour mark as Paul Pogba glanced home Ajose’s near post freekick. United should have built on that, Joshua King going closest with a fierce strike that rattled the bar, but the blustery conditions at Carrington took their toll on a game that fizzled out as it wore on, neither side really ever looking likely to grab a winner in a drab second half.
Full report to come…
1. Conor Devlin
2. Michele Fornasier (16. Reece Brown 71)
3. Zeki Fryers
4. Tom Thorpe
5. Sean McGinty
6. Etzaz Hussain
7. Jesse Lingard
8. Paul Pogba
9. Joshua King (14. Will Keane 71)
10. John Cofie
11. Nicky Ajose (c)
Subs not used
12. Luke Giverin
13. Sam Johnstone
15. Scott Wootton
Ref: MJ Denton
Newcastle: Alnwick, Tavernier, Nzuzi, J.Henderson, Folan, McDermott, Inman, Newton, D.Taylor, Airey, Edmundsson (L Henderson).
Not used: Robinson, Page, Spear.