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U18s: Bolton 1 United 1 – Reds made to wait as Trotters halt title charge

Posted by nickogs20 on May 1, 2010


May 1st 2010, 11am
Lostock Hall Farm, Bolton

Bolton Man Utd
Bolton Wanderers U18s 1-1 Manchester United U18s
O’Halloran 11 W Keane 19

 
United’s title-chasing U18s had to endure a frustrating morning at Lostock Farm as a stubborn, resilient Bolton side paid no heed to the form book and denied the Reds the three points required to clinch the Premier Academy League Group C title.

Bottom of the table and on a run of five straight defeats, the Trotters rocked United with a dynamic, physical start and an early goal from Michael O’Halloran. A scrappy effort from Will Keane got the league leaders back on terms after only eight minutes in arrears, but despite controlling the rest of the game and going close on a number of occasions, Paul McGuinness’ side couldn’t find the goal they needed to be crowned champions with a game to spare.

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U18s: City 2 United 3 – Reds roar back to inflict more derby despair

Posted by nickogs20 on April 28, 2010


April 27th 2010, 11am
Platt Lane Training Complex, Manchester

Manchester City Man Utd
Manchester City U18s 2-3 Manchester United U18s
Benali 23 Pogba 60
Bunn 27 King 75, 90

 
As if three injury time winners at first-team level this season weren’t enough, United’s U18s followed in the footsteps of their senior counterparts by breaking Manchester City hearts with yet another last gasp strike to take all three points at Platt Lane.

Things had looked bleak for the Reds in this rearranged fixture after some atrocious first-half defending handed the hosts a 2-0 lead at the break, but Paul McGuinness’ side have already shown this season that all is not lost in such a situation and duly mounted a stirring comeback. Paul Pogba’s majestic goal on the hour mark gave United hope and belief and a brace from Joshua King, the latter coming just after the game had moved into injury time, gave the young Reds a sensational victory. As if completing a rare double over City at this level wasn’t reward enough, the three points were also enough to move the Reds within touching distance of the Academy League Group C title.

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U18s: United 3 Derby 1 – Reds rock Rams with first-half fireworks

Posted by nickogs20 on April 26, 2010


April 24th 2010, 11am
Trafford Training Centre, Carrington

Man Utd Derby
Manchester United U18s 3-1 Derby County U18s
Morrison 10 Ball 81
King 19, 44

 
United’s U18s extended their unbeaten run to nine league games and recorded a fifth straight win with a thoroughly convincing win over Derby County at Carrington.

Seeking to maintain their six point lead at the top of Academy League Group C and maintain their push for silverware, the Reds tore into the Rams right from kick-off and practically had the points in the bag before twenty minutes were on the clock, terrific goals from Ravel Morrison and Joshua King leaving the struggling visitors with a huge task on their hands. When King added his second and Reds’ third goal just before the break the win was secure, and the only blots on the United copybook were a late Derby consolation goal from Callum Ball and a needless red card for Paul Pogba, who will now have an anxious wait to see how many of United’s remaining games he will be forced to sit out.

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U18s: Stoke 0 United 3 – Reds power past Potters to go six clear

Posted by nickogs20 on April 21, 2010


April 21st, 1pm
Clayton Wood Training Ground, Stoke

Sheffield Wednesday Man Utd
Stoke City U18s 0-3 Manchester United U18s
Ajose 2
Pogba 19
Cofie 88

 
After seeing their reserve counterparts crowned champions on Tuesday night, Paul McGuinness’ Under-18 side took a big step towards a title of their own as they moved six points clear at the top of Barclays Premier Academy League Group C with a comfortable 3-0 win at Stoke City.

A second-minute strike from in-form skipper Nicky Ajose gave the Reds a lead they would never look like relinquishing, and further goals from Paul Pogba and John Cofie provided a scoreline that accurately reflected United’s superiority and delivered a second convincing away win in the space of four days.

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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

Man Utd Newcastle
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.

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U18s: United 6 Blackburn 1 – Reds get revenge as Rovers are routed

Posted by nickogs20 on February 21, 2010


February 20th 2010, 11am
Trafford Training Centre, Carrington

Man Utd Blackburn
Manchester United U18s 6-1 Blackburn Rovers U18s
King 10 Potts (pen) 83
Brady 23 (pen)
Cole 52
Pogba 54
Hussain 74
W.Keane 85

 
 

With last month’s humbling FA Youth Cup exit at the hands of today’s visitors still fresh in the memory, United’s U18s were presented with a chance for revenge at Carrington this morning and took it in some style, ending a run of three games without a goal by putting six past a shellshocked Rovers side and seizing top spot in Academy League Group C.

The Reds were the more clinical side in a closely-contested first half, establishing a two goal lead thanks to Joshua King and Robbie Brady, before really cutting loose after the break with further goals from Larnell Cole, Paul Pogba, Etzaz Hussain and Will Keane, with Blackburn’s sole consolation coming from a late and dubious penalty converted by former United schoolboy Michael Potts.

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Youth Cup: Reds set for Clarets clash

Posted by nickogs20 on January 13, 2010

Fixtures have been falling by the wayside at all levels this particularly wintry January, but United’s Youth Cup fourth round tie with Burnley tonight is set to go ahead.

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Injuries threaten Youth Cup bid

Posted by nickogs20 on November 27, 2009

With the Reds’ Youth Cup third round tie with Birmingham City just a fortnight away, the pool of available players for Paul McGuinness to choose from for that match seems to be dwindling by the day.

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United 1 Liverpool 1 (Liverpool win 4-3 on pens): Reds robbed as shoot-out setback ends LSC reign

Posted by nickogs20 on October 30, 2009


October 29th 2009, 7pm
Moss Lane, Altrincham

Man Utd Liverpool
Manchester United Reserves 1-1 Liverpool Reserves
Tošić 72 Eccleston 29

 
LIVERPOOL WIN 4-3 ON PENALTIES

Macheda SCORED Irwin SCORED
Brandy SCORED Ayala SCORED
Tošić SCORED Mavinga SCORED
James MISSED Eccleston SCORED
de Laet MISSED

 
 
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reserve side were left rueing the ineptitude of the officials and their own profligacy in front of goal as defeat – via a penalty shoot-out – to arch-rivals Liverpool at Moss Lane ended their hopes of a third successive Lancashire Senior Cup triumph.

Behind at the break through Nathan Eccleston’s well-taken (if a little fortuitous) strike, the Reds had nevertheless controlled the game and eventually got themselves level thanks to a terrific freekick from substitute Zoran Tošić. United’s Serbian winger was then clearly felled in the box, but instead of having a chance to win the tie with one well-earned spot-kick in normal time, the reigning champs had to endure the lottery of a shoot-out, where Liverpool ‘keeper Dean Bouzanis was the hero with decisive saves from Matt James and Ritchie de Laet.

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United 3 Blackburn 0: Reserves outclass Rovers to regain top spot

Posted by nickogs20 on October 23, 2009


October 22nd 2009, 7pm
Moss Lane, Altrincham

Man Utd Blackburn
Manchester United Reserves 3-0 Blackburn Rovers Reserves
Eikrem 18
Brandy 80
Tošić 90+1

 
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Reserves kept up their 100% home record and moved back to the summit of the Premier Reserve League North this evening by defeating their Blackburn Rovers counterparts 3-0 at Moss Lane.

United were good value for the win, but were made to wait until the final ten minutes of the game to clinch all three points and give the scoreline some gloss. Magnus Eikrem’s superb 18th minute freekick had given the Reds an early lead, but despite proceeding to dominate the remainder of the match, it wasn’t until Febian Brandy rose highest to head home a Zoran Tošić corner on 80 minutes that the points were made safe. Tošić then rounded things off nicely with a well-struck effort from 20 yards inside injury time.

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