2 - 2
A headed goal in the 94th minute by Michael Olayinka was just enough to see FC United of Manchester Youth grab an improbable share of the points in Wednesday afternoon’s 2-2 draw against Marine FC Youth on the Broadhurst Park 3G in the National League u19 Alliance ’H’ Division.
The Young Reds had to come back from two goals down after the visitors had taken an early lead on just four minutes when THOMAS WALSH netted from 12 yards out.
Two minutes before the half time interval, the same player was left unmarked to head home a left wing cross from even closer range.
Kevin Zokou wins a tackle for FC United of Manchester Youth team vs Marine FC Youth (Photo credit: Alicia Day).
Ismaila Jobe rises highest for FC United of Manchester Youth team vs Marine FC Youth (Photo credit: Alicia Day).
On 55 minutes, George Barboza was unlucky to see a header strike the cross bar and not go in, but FC United weren’t to be denied for long as MASON BEARD blasted home a rasping free-kick from the edge of the penalty area just two minutes later to reduce the arrears to a single goal.
With over 30 minutes left to play, the visitors defended resolutely but in the 4th minute of second half time added on, MICHAEL OLAYINKA rose highest to a Dylan Blackledge free-kick to head the ball past Marine ’keeper James Price for a dramatic late equaliser.
FC United of Manchester Youth are back in league action next Wednesday (11th December 2019) when they host Chorley FC Youth (Broadhurst Park - KO: TBC).
FC UNITED of MANCHESTER YOUTH TEAM:-
1) Mason WALKER (GK)
2) Sam BRIDGES
3) Michael OLAYINKA
4) Alfie CLARKE
5) Connor MELLING (Cautioned - 90 mins)
6) Ismaila JOBE
7) Kevin ZOKOU
8) Dylan BLACKLEDGE (Captain)
9) Mason BEARD (Cautioned - 25 mins)
10) George BARBOZA
11) Zaid BAROUDI
12) Kelvin AMADO (For No. 11 - 75 mins)
13) Lenny FIELDHOUSE (GK) (For No. 1 - Half-time)
14) Taylor BOWLES (Not used)
15) Alex YATES (Not used)
16) Eddy MASAWI (For No. 6 - 80 mins)