AFC Fylde Men’s 1sts
6 - 0
FC United of Manchester’s Academy ’A’ team crashed to a six goal away defeat to top-of-the-table AFC Fylde Men’s 1sts at a bitterly cold and windswept Mill Farm 3G on Wednesday afternoon in their latest ECFA NW Men’s Invitation 2A League fixture.
With no specialist goalkeeper available, the Young Reds quickly found themselves two down with goals after just four and eight minutes.
Dillon Kirkman had a number of half chances for the visitors, but was unable to fully test the home ’keeper as FC United’s academy team endeavoured to get back into the match.
Further scores on 62 and 66 minutes put AFC Fylde four goals up, before Sam Iwegbu came closest for the visitors with a rasping shot that rebounded off an upright on 76 minutes.
The home side made absolutely sure of the result with two more goals on 85 and 89 minutes, to make the final score 6-0 in their favour.
FC UNITED of MANCHESTER ACADEMY ’A’ TEAM:-
1) Artan COBAJ (GK)
2) Robel KESETE
3) David MULLEN
4) Jan PALINKAS
5) Olvy BELEZIKA (Captain)
6) Steve ADENIYA
7) Abdul MUKTADIR
8) Dillon KIRKMAN
9) Sam IWEGBU
10) Max LEWENS
11) Nelson ONWUSIRI
14) Callum KINNEY (For No. 9 - 45 + 1 mins)
15) Temi OROPO (For No. 2 - 22 mins)
17) Xavier IWEGBU (For No. 10 - 27 mins)
2) Robel KESETE (Back on for No. 11 - 31 mins)
7) Abdul MUKTADIR (Back on for No. 4 - 89 mins)
9) Sam IWEGBU (Back on for No. 17 - 76 mins)
10) Max LEWENS (Back on for No. 7 - 76 mins)
17) Xavier IWEGBU (Back on for No. 8 - 85 mins)
6) Steve ADENIYA (Replaced Artan COBAJ in goal after half-time - Artan COBAJ then played outfield in No. 12 shirt)
3) David MULLEN (Replaced Steve ADENIYA in goal on 71 minutes)