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Curzon Ashton Youth
FC UNITED of MANCHESTER ACADEMY TEAM 0 CURZON ASHTON YOUTH 6
FC United’s academy team opened their pre-season campaign with a somewhat disappointing 0-6 home reverse against near neighbours Curzon Ashton on the Broadhurst Park 3G on Wednesday afternoon.
The visitors opened the scoring on 18 minutes when RICH ATTA netted after FC United goalkeeper Adib Badri had only been able to half-stop a net-bound shot, and then ATTA added a second on 26 minutes with a low shot under the home ’keeper from 12 yards out.
On 35 minutes, Curzon Ashton Youth went 3-0 up with a long range shot (arguably the goal of the game) from their centre-half OLLIE THORNLEY and four minutes later it was 4-0 when DEC BUTLER lobbed the ’keeper from close range.
In the second half, Curzon changed their entire playing eleven and FC United also made a number of changes to their line-up with home substitute Kamahl Fuller coming close with two decent goalbound efforts, before the visitors made sure of the final result late on when JOE NUTTALL netted from close range on 83 minutes and JACK POPE who rounded the ’keeper before adding the sixth on 85 minutes.
FC United host Curzon Ashton in the FA Youth Cup Preliminary Round on Monday 5th September 2016 (K.O. 7.45 p.m.) and it will be interesting to see which players taking part in Wednesday’s game feature in the cup-tie.
FC UNITED of MANCHESTER ACADEMY TEAM:-
1) Adib BADRI (GK)
2) Joshua OGUNBANJO
3) David MULLEN
4) Mason DAVIES
5) Steeve EDDY (Captain)
6) Jack OLIVER
7) Robson BROWN
8) Harry KERSHAW
9) Cameron BOLAND
10) Sam O’DONNELL
11) Keenan TUCK
12) Will SHAWCROSS (For No. 3 - Half-time)
14) Kamahl FULLER (For No. 8 - Half-time)
15) Junior KINGUE (For No. 11 - Half-time)
16) Haydon MOTTERSHEAD (For No. 9 - Half-time)
17) Lewis UNWIN (For No. 2 - 13 mins)
18) Lewis WILLIAMS (For No. 10 - 62 mins)
8) Mason GREGG (For No. 4 - 62 mins)
11) Keenan TUCK (Back on for No. 17 - 72 mins)