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Bolton 0 United 1: Tošić on target as Reds retain the Manchester Senior Cup

Posted by nickogs20 on May 12, 2009

May 12th 2009, 7pm
Reebok Stadium, Bolton

Bolton Man Utd
Bolton Wanderers Reserves 0-1 Manchester United Reserves
Tošić 8

The first of what we all hope will be several trophies is in the cabinet this May after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reserve side overcame Bolton Wanderers by a goal to nil at the Reebok Stadium this evening to keep a firm hold on the Manchester Senior Cup. An early deflected freekick from Zoran Tošić, the Serbian’s first goal in United colours, was ultimately enough to hand the Reds victory in a repeat of last year’s final, although both sides could and should have added to the scoreline, goalkeepers Ben Amos and Adam Bogdan playing a massive part in them not doing so.


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United 1 City 0: Reds complete clean sweep over City to reach MSC final

Posted by nickogs20 on March 9, 2009

Manchester City Man Utd
Manchester City Reserves 0-1 Manchester United Reserves
Martin 35 (pen)

They put three past them back in October, two past them at the back end of last month and tonight, just one goal was enough to earn United’s reserves victory over their Manchester City counterparts for a third time this season, earning themselves a place in the final of this season’s Manchester Senior Cup in the process. The defending champions went into tonight’s rain-lashed clash at Hyde United’s Ewen Fields ground knowing that a win would secure qualification to the final. Lee Martin’s first-half strike and a resolute performance from a makeshift defence duly secured the necessary result and set up a repeat of last season’s MSC final – Manchester United vs Bolton Wanderers.


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United 0 Stockport 0 (7-8 on pens): Reserves suffer second MSC shoot-out setback in succession

Posted by nickogs20 on February 9, 2009

Man Utd Celtic
Manchester United Reserves 0-0 Stockport County Reserves

Stockport County win 8-7 on penalties

United’s defence of their Manchester Senior Cup crown took another hit at Carrington this afternoon as – for the second MSC game in a row – the Reds came out second best in a lengthy penalty shoot-out. Just like Bolton did back in October, visitors Stockport County held Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reserve side to a goalless draw and eventually won out on penalties, Reds left-back Joe Dudgeon missing the decisive spot-kick and leaving Solskjaer’s men needing a victory over Manchester City in their final group game to keep their chances of retaining the Cup alive.


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Chester and Brandy join loan exodus; Zieler extends Cobblers stay; Reserves snowed off

Posted by nickogs20 on February 2, 2009

As the winter transfer window slammed firmly shut, two of United’s reserve squad were heading off on loan, another was extending his spell in League One, while those left behind were once again frustrated by the weather.


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United 0 Bolton 0: Shootout setback for Solskjaer’s side

Posted by nickogs20 on October 30, 2008

Man Utd Celtic
Manchester United Reserves 0-0 Bolton Wanderers Reserves

Bolton Wanderers win 9-8 on penalties

A drab and largely uneventful ninety minutes was followed by a tense quarter of an hour as Bolton Wanderers edged a lengthy penalty shootout to take all three points at Moss Lane. The Reds were left with the consolation of one point for their efforts and the knowledge that they were comfortably the better side, but will be rueing a lacklustre attacking performance that saw few chances created and the handful that were go begging.


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Amos and Chester return for MSC clash with Bolton

Posted by nickogs20 on October 30, 2008

Ben AmosBen Amos and captain James Chester return to an otherwise unchanged United reserve side for tonight’s Manchester Senior Cup meeting with Bolton Wanderers at Altrincham’s Moss Lane.


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Venue switch sees Reserves return to former home

Posted by nickogs20 on October 29, 2008

BoltonUnited’s home Manchester Senior Cup tie against Bolton Wanderers tomorrow evening (Thursday) has been switched from the reserves’ usual home at Northwich Victoria’s Marstons Arena to their home from a few seasons ago, Altrincham FC’s Moss Lane.

Moss Lane played host to the Reds’ second string between 2002 and 2005 and was the scene of some great success towards the end of that period as the reserves racked up the silverware under the guidance of Rene Meulensteen. More recently, the reserves won 3-0 in a pre-season friendly against Altrincham back in July of this year, a game that was unfortunately marred by crowd trouble and abandoned shortly before full-time.

Anyone planning to go and watch this game who maybe hasn’t been to Moss Lane before will be pleased to hear the ground is a lot easier to get to than the Marstons Arena, pretty much regardless of the method of transport you’re using – all relevant information can be found here. Admission tomorrow night is £5 adults, £2 concessions and free to all United season ticket holders and OneUnited members on production of their access/membership cards.

We’ll have the team news as soon as it’s made available tomorrow and a full match report later in the evening.

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United 2 Oldham 1: Reds make it 6 from 6 in the MSC

Posted by nickogs20 on October 14, 2008

Man Utd Oldham Athletic
Manchester United Reserves 2-1 Oldham Athletic Reserves
James 13 Alessandra 3
Hewson 28

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reserve side put themselves in prime position to qualify for another Manchester Senior Cup Final with a hard-fought win against Oldham’s second string at a rain-lashed Marstons Arena this evening. Goals from Matty James and Sam Hewson, the latter an absolute screamer, earned the Reds all three points after the visitors had briefly threatened a shock by taking the lead in the first five minutes.


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Reserves get MSC defence underway with Gigg Lane stroll

Posted by nickogs20 on September 3, 2008

Bury Man Utd
Bury Reserves 0-2 United Reserves

Eikrem 16
Cleverley 65


United took all three points at a rain-lashed Gigg Lane in the first Manchester Senior Cup clash of the campaign, goals from Magnus Eikrem and Tom Cleverley either side of half-time earning the Reds’ a deserved win over near-neighbours Bury.


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MSC Final: Late goals see reserves pick up a trophy of their own

Posted by nickogs20 on May 12, 2008

Goals in the last ten minutes from Danny Welbeck and Rodrigo Possebon only added to the feelgood factor around Old Trafford this evening, as United’s second string emulated the first-team’s achievement yesterday and picked up their own piece of silverware. The 2-0 victory over Bolton Wanderers saw the Reds win the Manchester Senior Cup for a record 27th time and finish their season in the perfect way.

Not that the victory was as straightforward as the scoreline might suggest. Bolton dominated the first half, causing United no end of problems with their physicality and noticeable size/strength advantage and not letting the Reds settle into their usual style of play. Only some heroic defending kept the scores level going into half-time, with Richard Eckersley – fresh from having been named Reserve Player of the Year last night – particularly impressive in a less familiar centre-back role, matching his usual total commitment with an extraordinarily competitive performance in the air against significantly taller, stronger opponents.

Whether it was down to tactical readjustments, strong words from the management team or a drop-off in Bolton’s intensity (or quite possibly all three), the second half was a much more even affair and indeed, after a scrappy start it was probably United who looked the better side. Eckersley and co. had to keep on their toes as Bolton were always a threat, but the midfield started to get on the ball more and more as the half wore on, Rodrigo Possebon displaying his full range of passing and seemingly never ceding possession. Danny Welbeck started to offer a significant threat of his own upfront for United, ably supported by Chris Eagles in what could quite possibly be his last game in a United shirt.

United chances came and went – Eagles went close with a freekick, David Gray headed narrowly wide and Welbeck forced a fine save from Bolton keeper Brocklehurst. The newly-crowned Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year wasn’t to be denied much longer though, and it was another player seemingly making his last appearance for the club who set it up. Michael Barnes had been subdued for much of the game, but on 79 minutes the winger worked space on the right and delivered the perfect cross for Welbeck to expertly volley home on the slide from 12 yards out.

That goal was just about deserved on the balance of play, but it would have been hard to begrudge Bolton an equaliser and with five minutes left they went as close as it’s possible to come without scoring. An almighty scramble in the United box gave Bolton not one but three opportunities to fire home and each time they were denied by heroic last-ditch defending, with Séan Evans eventually clearing off the line after brave blocks by Ron-Robert Zieler and James Chester. That close shave seemed to jolt United into a bid to kill the game off, and they were hugely aided by Bolton skipper Rob Sissons picking up a second yellow card with just a couple of minutes remaining. The Reds duly sealed the win in injury-time as Rodrigo Possebon found himself perfectly placed to take advantage of a lucky bounce of the ball and dispatch a classy left-foot volley past Brocklehurst from 15 yards – the Brazilian’s first goal for the reserves since his January arrival, and a decisive one.

Skipper Sam Hewson – a Bolton lad himself – duly lifted the Manchester Senior Cup, and told MUTV “That’s what we aim for all season, to win trophies, and it’s come true at the end. The first team set the standard. They win things, so it’s good for us to win trophies too to back that up”.


Gray – Chester – Eckersley – Cleverley
Barnes – Hewson – Possebon – S Evans

Subs: Amos, James, Drinkwater, Macheda, Fagan (all unused)
ScorersM: Welbeck 79, Possebon 90

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