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FC UNITED of MANCHESTER ACADEMY ’A’ TEAM 2 OLDHAM COLLEGE MEN’S 2nds 3
Despite opening the scoring after just four minutes, FC United of Manchester’s Academy ’A’ team went down to a disappointing 2-3 home league defeat against Oldham College Men’s 2nds on the Broadhurst Park 3G on Wednesday afternoon.
It was BEN TAMILA who netted the opener after great build-up play on the right by Lewis Unwin and Harry Kershaw, but within a couple of minutes, Oldham College had drawn level through HASAN ALI.
On 17 minutes, the home side regained the lead when NELSON ONWUSIRI ran in unopposed to score easily and that made the half-time score 2-1 in favour of the FC United Academy ’A’ team.
Within 5 minutes of the restart, however, DANIEL GRANT had scored a second equaliser for Oldham College, and on 52 minutes, BRYAN PITCHER broke free to put the away side 3-2 in front.
Lewis Williams saw a goalbound effort tipped wide on 71 minutes, but that was the nearest that the Young Reds got to forcing their way back to snatch a share of the points.
FC United of Manchester Academy ’A’ team’s next fixture is at home vs Hopwood Hall (Rochdale FC Campus) Men’s 1sts on Wednesday 12th October 2016 (Kick-off: 11:15 a.m.)
FC UNITED of MANCHESTER ACADEMY ’A’ TEAM:-
1) Sulaiman SAJJAD (GK)
2) Harry BARNES
3) David MULLEN
4) Sam O’DONNELL
5) Ben FLETCHER (Captain)
6) Lewis WILLIAMS
7) Lewis UNWIN
8) Leo ELVIN
9) Ben TAMILA
10) Harry KERSHAW
11) Nelson ONWUSIRI
12) Haydon MOTTERSHEAD (For No. 3 - 31 mins)
14) Mason GREGG (For No. 10 - 31 mins)
15) Cameron BOLAND (For No. 9 - 31 mins)
16) Jack OLIVER (for No. 1 - 26 mins with Ben Fletcher going in goal and Jack Oliver playing outfield).
As rolling substitutions are permitted in college football...
10) Harry KERSHAW (Back on for No. 11 - 55 mins)
9) Ben TAMILA (Back on for No. 7 - 55 mins)
3) David MULLEN (Back on for No. 2 - 55 mins)
11) Nelson ONWUSIRI (Back on for No. 10 - 84 mins)