Hopwood Hall College Rochdale AFC Men’s 1sts
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HOPWOOD HALL COLLEGE (ROCHDALE AFC) MEN’S 1sts 0 HOPWOOD HALL COLLEGE (FC UNITED) 5
FC United’s academy team made it through to the second round of the Greater Manchester Schools FA Under 18’s County Cup competition with this 5-0 away victory against Hopwood Hall College (Rochdale AFC) Men’s 1sts on the Hopwood Hall College Middleton Campus 3G on Thursday afternoon.
Darius Palma opened the scoring for the young Reds on 3 minutes with a close range header from a Steve Whetham pass before Charlie Sykes added the second on 39 minutes, this time from a Jack Preston cross.
On 61 minutes, Jack Preston added his own name to the scoresheet when he ran in on goal to put the visitors 3-0 up.
And on 73 minutes, Darius Palma added another for the cup holders when he took advantage of a missed clearance from the home goalkeeper to make it 4-0 and Keenan Tuck completed the scoring on 83 minutes with a low shot into the corner of the net.
HOPWOOD HALL COLLEGE (FC UNITED) TEAM:-
1) Jack WARD (GK)
2) Steve WHETHAM
3) Harry FAIRHURST
4) Zach COOPER
15) Nathan CHORLTON (Captain)
6) Dominik WILLIAMS
7) Robson BROWN
8) Charlie SYKES
9) Jude GILBERT
10) Darius PALMA
11) Robson BUCKLEY
12) Kamahl FULLER (for 9 - 47 mins)
16) Keenan TUCK (for 4 - 62 mins)
17) Jack PRESTON (for 4 - 31 mins)
N.B. As rolling substitutes are permitted in College football...
No. 4 Zach Cooper replaced No. 2 on 46 mins
No. 4 Zach Cooper replaced No. 8 on 73 mins.