2 - 0
A below-par performance by FC United of Manchester’s Youth team saw the Young Reds go down on Wednesday afternoon to a 0-2 defeat against Marine AFC Youth at College Road, Crosby in the National League u19 Alliance Division ’J’ league.
FC United’s Dillon Kirkman went closest to snatching the lead for the visitors with a couple of ways in the opening twenty minutes but couldn’t find a way past Marine AFC Youth stopper Ben Clarke.
The missed chances were to prove costly when the home side then took the lead on 31 minutes. A missed tackle on the right allowed CALLUM LANGTON the freedom to shoot home from the edge of six yard area to put Marine AFC Youth 1-0 up.
Worse was to follow on 48 minutes when Marine AFC Youth added a second. A long through ball found home captain ANTONY WALSH who made no mistake from just inside the penalty area despite FC United ’keeper Tom Bamber getting a hand to the shot.
Dillon Kirkman almost pulled one back for the visitors on 75 minutes but his curling free-kick was well saved by Ben Clarke as Marine AFC Youth held on for a comfortable 2-0 win.
FC United of Manchester Youth are next in action on Wednesday 20th February 2019 in a re-scheduled home league fixture against AFC Fylde Youth (Broadhurst Park 3G - KO 1 pm).
FC UNITED of MANCHESTER YOUTH TEAM:-
1) Tom BAMBER (GK)
2) Robel KESETE
3) Max LEWENS
4) Olvy BELEZIKA
5) Mason BREEZE
6) Stephen ADENIYA
7) Dillon KIRKMAN (Cautioned 77 mins)
8) Sam HARDING
9) Sam IWEGBU
10) Kane STOCKLEY (Captain)
11) Niall WEBB
14) Abdul MUKTADIR (For No. 11 - 53 mins)
15) Jacobe ANDERSON (For No. 6 - 53 mins)
16) Xavier IWEGBU (For No. 9 - 53 mins)
17) George BARBOSA (For No.2 - 79 mins)
18) Jan PALINKAS (Not used)