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Rochdale AFC Youth
FC United of Manchester Youth team went down to a disappointing 1-4 Hallowe’en home defeat against Rochdale AFC Youth in Thursday afternoon’s re-arranged National League u19 Alliance Division ’H’ League fixture on the Broadhurst Park 3G.
After a closely matched opened half hour, the visitors opened the scoring on 38 minutes when LIAM THORNTON powered home a Jack Sloan cross from the left.
Kelvin Amado went close to grabbing an equaliser for FC United on 40 minutes but his low shot was comfortably fielded by Rochdale ’keeper Liam Lovell.
Mason Walker in action for FC United of Manchester Youth team vs Rochdale AFC Youth (Photo credit: Alicia Day).
More action from FC United of Manchester Youth team vs Rochdale AFC Youth (Photo credit: Alicia Day).
On 62 minutes, ’Dale Youth went 2-0 up, KEATON MULVEY bursting through the FC United defence before steering the ball past home ’keeper Mason Walker.
On 67 minutes, it was three-nil. The Young Reds failed to clear their lines properly and the ball fell invitingly to the visitors’ SHAUN NGWENYA who made no mistake.
MASON BEARD gave the home side a glimmer of hope on 69 minutes when he headed home from a lofted Connor Melling pass.
But SEAN O’MARA made sure of the result with a fourth for Rochdale on 89 minutes with a innocuous-looking shot that somehow squeezed in at the near post.
FC United of Manchester Youth are next in league action on Wednesday 13th November 2019 when they travel to Lower Breck Road, Liverpool to face Warrington Town Youth (KO 1.00 p.m.)
FC UNITED of MANCHESTER YOUTH TEAM:-
1) Mason WALKER (GK)
2) Sam BRIDGES
3) Alfie CLARKE
4) Connor MELLING
5) Michael OLAYINKA
6) Dylan BLACKLEDGE (Captain)
7) Fenton SCOTT
8) Zaid BAROUDI
9) Kelvin AMADO
10) George BARBOZA
11) Mason BEARD
12) Caleb ADENUGA (For No. 7 - Half-time)
13) Lenny FIELDHOUSE (GK) (Not used)
14) Istrael AGHAHOWA (Not used)
15) Alex YATES (For No. 8 - 76 mins)
16) Taylor RIDLEY (For No. 10 - 78 mins)