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Match Report

    

2.30pm Sunday 25th March 2012

North West Youth Alliance Football League

St Brides Fields, Shrewsbury Street, Old Trafford, M16 9AZ


FCUM Youth

2 - 0

Altrincham

 

Attendance: N/K

FCUM Youth 2

Altrincham 0



Attendance: N/K
Match Report

FC United Youth welcomed Altrincham to a sun drenched St Brides in a return to league action today. The sun seemed to have a soporific effect on the home side as Altrincham had the better of a first half that had few clear cut chances. Jonathan Beisty was called into action twice in the first twenty minutes to deal with Altrincham breaks as the FC midfield found the combination of Oliver Riley playing just off lone striker Denico Walters hard to deal with.

As the half wore on the reds started to get their act together without actually troubling Adam Reid in the visitors goal. The one time the ball got past Reid and was drifting towards goal a defender was able to clear off his goal line without being put under pressure.

After words of encouragement the second half had a more familiar pattern to its play. It was barely three minutes old when a Theo Kidd run towards goal was halted unfairly. Matthew Boland dispatched the penalty calmly with Reid going the wrong way. Even so there were few efforts of note in the rest of the half as the visitors threat was dealt with by the home defence and the attack seemed a little too keen to force matters by shooting from distance.

The reds doubled their lead in the 75th minute as Theo Kidd fed the ball forward looking for Sam Howell, however as he was looking to bring the ball under control Jonathan Poizer stepped in. As the visitors were looking for an offside call that never came, Poizer calmly lifted the ball over the advancing keeper and into the net.

With little else of note happening the game drifted to a conclusion and the reds keep the pressure on title rivals Marine, who also won today at Prescot. FC are four points behind with two games in hand and the two early April showdowns on 5th April in Liverpool and 11th at St Brides to come.

FC United of Manchester: Jonathan Beisty, Alex Stones, Josh Smethurst, Richard Smith, Kial Callacher, James Brooks, Sam Howell, Matthew Hassall (Jack Egan 72 mins), Theo Kidd, Matthew Boland, Jonathan Poizer. Subs not used: Luke Walker, Andy Lee, Kyle Cunningham.

Goals: Matthew Boland (Pen) Jonathan Poizer.

Cautioned: Josh Smethurst.

Match Report

FC United Youth welcomed Altrincham to a sun drenched St Brides in a return to league action today. The sun seemed to have a soporific effect on the home side as Altrincham had the better of a first half that had few clear cut chances. Jonathan Beisty was called into action twice in the first twenty minutes to deal with Altrincham breaks as the FC midfield found the combination of Oliver Riley playing just off lone striker Denico Walters hard to deal with.

As the half wore on the reds started to get their act together without actually troubling Adam Reid in the visitors goal. The one time the ball got past Reid and was drifting towards goal a defender was able to clear off his goal line without being put under pressure.

After words of encouragement the second half had a more familiar pattern to its play. It was barely three minutes old when a Theo Kidd run towards goal was halted unfairly. Matthew Boland dispatched the penalty calmly with Reid going the wrong way. Even so there were few efforts of note in the rest of the half as the visitors threat was dealt with by the home defence and the attack seemed a little too keen to force matters by shooting from distance.

The reds doubled their lead in the 75th minute as Theo Kidd fed the ball forward looking for Sam Howell, however as he was looking to bring the ball under control Jonathan Poizer stepped in. As the visitors were looking for an offside call that never came, Poizer calmly lifted the ball over the advancing keeper and into the net.

With little else of note happening the game drifted to a conclusion and the reds keep the pressure on title rivals Marine, who also won today at Prescot. FC are four points behind with two games in hand and the two early April showdowns on 5th April in Liverpool and 11th at St Brides to come.

FC United of Manchester: Jonathan Beisty, Alex Stones, Josh Smethurst, Richard Smith, Kial Callacher, James Brooks, Sam Howell, Matthew Hassall (Jack Egan 72 mins), Theo Kidd, Matthew Boland, Jonathan Poizer. Subs not used: Luke Walker, Andy Lee, Kyle Cunningham.

Goals: Matthew Boland (Pen) Jonathan Poizer.

Cautioned: Josh Smethurst.