4 - 2
FC United of Manchester Youth team rounded off calendar year 2019 with a 4-2 home league win in the National League Youth Alliance ’H’ Division against Chorley FC Youth on the Broadhurst Park 3G on Wednesday afternoon.
As in recent weeks, FC United had to come from behind after gifting the visitors an early lead, BRADLEY MDUDUZI DIAMINI curling home from the edge of area on 9 minutes.
Caleb Adenuga jumps highest for FC United of Manchester Youth team vs Chorley FC Youth (Photo credit: Alicia Day).
Caleb Adenuga sets off on a run for FC United of Manchester Youth team vs Chorley FC Youth (Photo credit: Alicia Day).
On 23 minutes, the Young Reds drew level, CALEB ADENUGA going on a solo run, before placing the ball past the Chorley ’keeper from just four yards out.
Three minutes later, and the visitors were back in front as HENRY SMITH netted from close range.
On 37 minutes, FC United drew level again, CONNOR MELLING applying the final touch after the ball had been ricocheting around the Chorley penalty area.
And on 40 minutes, FC United went in front for the first time in the match, Kevin Zokou’s clever pass finding Charlie Burke who quickly laid the ball off to ZAID BAROUDI who made no mistake from the edge of the goal area.
That made the score 3-2 at the half-time interval and in a second half of few chances, KEVIN ZOKOU made sure of the result on 87 minutes with a low shot that somehow evaded the grasp of Chorley’s otherwise impressive ’keeper Oliver Horrocks before edging over the line.
LEADING YOUTH TEAM GOALSCORERS (As at 11DEC2019 - League + Cup games only)
- Mason BEARD (4 goals)
- Caleb ADENUGA + Zaid BAROUDI + Connor MELLING (3 goals each)
After a break for the Christmas/New Year holidays, FC United of Manchester Youth are back in league action on Wednesday 8th January 2020 when they travel to Merseyside to play City of Liverpool FC Youth (KO 1.30 pm).
FC UNITED of MANCHESTER YOUTH TEAM:-
1) Mason WALKER (GK)
2) Sam BRIDGES
3) Caleb ADENUGA
4) Alfie CLARKE
5) Connor MELLING
6) James HICKEY
7) Charlie BURKE
8) Kevin ZOKOU
9) Mason BEARD
10) Dylan BLACKLEDGE (Captain)
11) Zaid BAROUDI
12) Kelvin AMADO (For No. 11 - 74 mins)
14) Ismaila JOBE (For No. 4 - 90 mins)
15) Sheriff KABBA (For No. 9 - 90+1 mins)
16) Taylor RIDLEY (For No. 3 - 90+1 mins)
17) George BARBOZA (For No. 7 - 75 mins)