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U18s: United 1 Wolves 0 – Cofie sends Reds clear at the top

Posted by nickogs20 on April 10, 2010

April 10th 2010, 11am
Trafford Training Centre, Carrington

Man Utd Wolves
Manchester United U18s 1-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers U18s
Cofie 2

Early goals seem to have been the order of the day for United at all levels this past week and the U18s weren’t to be left out, John Cofie’s 2nd minute strike ultimately proving decisive as the Reds beat Wolverhampton Wanderers at Carrington.

When Cofie raced clear and coolly slotted the ball past Wolves keeper Aaron McCarey with just 64 seconds on the clock it looked like an exciting and potentially goal-laden game may be in store, but that never quite materialised. A weary-looking United, coming off five games in Italy at the Memorial Sassi tournament last week, struggled to find any sort of rhythm going forward, while a fresher Wolves outfit arguably shaded possession and territory but were frustrated by a resilient Reds rearguard. Much to the visitors’ chagrin, Paul McGuinness’ side held on to record a hard-earned 1-0 win and seize top spot in Academy League Group C.


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Wolves 2 United 2: Petrucci returns to help Reds pick up a point

Posted by nickogs20 on October 27, 2009

October 24th 2009, 11am
Sir Jack Hayward Training Ground, Wolverhampton

Wolves Man Utd
Wolverhampton Wanderers U18s 2-2 Manchester United U18s
Spray 7 Brady 30
Rooney 10, missed pen 26 Ajose 89

For the second time already in this fledgling season, United’s academy side produced a spirited comeback and a late late equaliser to salvage a 2-2 draw in a tough away game. Having done so at Leeds from 2-1 down earlier in the campaign, they had to go one better at the Sir Jack Hayward training ground on Saturday morning, rallying after going 2-0 down inside the first ten minutes to goal from forwards James Spray and Nathan Rooney.

With less than half an hour played, Paul McGuinness’ U18s were staring down the barrel of a resounding defeat, with home side Wolves presented with a chance to make it three from the penalty spot and arguably put the game out of sight for the visiting Reds, who looked decidedly shaky at the back. Rooney was foiled by Conor Devlin however, and United seized the lifeline offered to them, Robbie Brady pulling one back before the break with a trademark freekick before Nicky Ajose, latching onto a throughball from the returning Davide Petrucci, earned his side an extremely hard-earned point with a great finish ninety seconds from time.


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Life after United: Ebanks-Blake crowned Championship Player of the Year

Posted by nickogs20 on March 31, 2009

While we all love to see youngsters come through the ranks at United to make their mark on the Old Trafford stage and become first team stars, there’s also a definite satisfaction to be taken from seeing those who don’t quite make it with the Reds go on to lead successful and fulfilling careers in the game at other clubs. One such player is this season’s Football League Championship Player of the Year – Sylvan Ebanks-Blake.


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U18s keep Wolves from the door after Norwood stunner

Posted by nickogs20 on October 11, 2008

Wolverhampton Wanderers Man Utd
Wolverhampton W. U18s 0-1 Manchester United U18s
Norwood 35

United’s U18’s got back to winning ways at the Compton Park Campus this morning with a solid 1-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers. Following in the footsteps of the reserves on Wednesday night, Paul McGuinness’ side bounced back from a disappointing home defeat with a great three points away from home thanks to a glorious Oliver Norwood free-kick ten minutes before the half-time interval.


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