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Match Report

    

2.00pm Sunday 6th May 2012

Premier (Neil Thomason Memorial) Cup

Moor Lane, Moor Lane, Kersal, Salford, M7 3PZ


FCUM Youth

1 - 4

Warrington Town

 

Attendance: N/K

FCUM Youth 1

Warrington Town 4



Attendance: N/K
Match Report

It was a game too far for the youth team as Warrington Town put up a much stronger performance in the Neil Thomason Cup Final, winning 4-1. Matters were made worse at full time when a mass brawl broke out. Richard Smith, Kial Callacher , Connor Naughton, Theo Kidd and Matthew Hassall all received red cards.

In the football match FC United started well, Theo Kidd, Sam Howell and Kial Callacher all went close in the first 15 minutes, but that in truth was almost as good as it got for the reds. In the 23rd minute a needlessly conceded free kick on the edge of the box from James Daniels, was allowed to squirm in off the near post as Farrimond in the FC net was unable to get across his goal line quickly enough.

Daniels got his second after 39 minutes with a free header from a corner, but a minute later the lads pulled one back with Richard Smith heading home a Matthew Boland free kick a minute later.

Chances were few and far between in the second half and it was not until the 73rd minute that either side registered a worthwhile strike. Luke Walkers long range effort was arrowing towards the top corner when Vaughan in the Warrington net pulled a top quality save from nowhere to turn it out for a corner. Shortly afterwards Warrington made it 3-1; Farrimond came out to deal with a hopeful ball lifted up to the edge of the penalty area, unfortunately he was unable to either catch or punch convincingly and Dylan Glass was on hand to punish him.

FC tried without success to get back in to the game, a penalty appeal was turned down in the 84th minute but Warrington immediately broke down the other end and Glass was unfortunate not to get his second. As the game drew to a close Farrimond was able to provide a quality save to deny Oliver Wells, but in injury time his clearance kick was returned with interest when Glass ran clear of the FC defence and chipped over the advancing keeper.

Soon after that the full time whistle blew and whilst understandably disappointed to lose the players were left in no doubt that what happened has no place on any football pitch and certainly not at FC United.

The one consolation as the medals were presented was that FC skipper James Brooks was named Man of the Match by the NWYA Committee for a near flawless individual performance.

FC United of Manchester: Andrew Farrimond, Kyle Cunningham, Jonathan Poizer, Richard Smith, James Brooks, Kial Callacher, Sam Howell, Connor Naughton, Theo Kidd, Matthew Boland, Matthew Hassall. Substitutions: Luke Walker for Sam Howell (15 mins), Josh Smethurst for Connor Naughton (60 mins), Josh Matthew for Luke Walker (77 mins), Andy Lee and Jonathan Beisty not used.

Match Report

It was a game too far for the youth team as Warrington Town put up a much stronger performance in the Neil Thomason Cup Final, winning 4-1. Matters were made worse at full time when a mass brawl broke out. Richard Smith, Kial Callacher , Connor Naughton, Theo Kidd and Matthew Hassall all received red cards.

In the football match FC United started well, Theo Kidd, Sam Howell and Kial Callacher all went close in the first 15 minutes, but that in truth was almost as good as it got for the reds. In the 23rd minute a needlessly conceded free kick on the edge of the box from James Daniels, was allowed to squirm in off the near post as Farrimond in the FC net was unable to get across his goal line quickly enough.

Daniels got his second after 39 minutes with a free header from a corner, but a minute later the lads pulled one back with Richard Smith heading home a Matthew Boland free kick a minute later.

Chances were few and far between in the second half and it was not until the 73rd minute that either side registered a worthwhile strike. Luke Walkers long range effort was arrowing towards the top corner when Vaughan in the Warrington net pulled a top quality save from nowhere to turn it out for a corner. Shortly afterwards Warrington made it 3-1; Farrimond came out to deal with a hopeful ball lifted up to the edge of the penalty area, unfortunately he was unable to either catch or punch convincingly and Dylan Glass was on hand to punish him.

FC tried without success to get back in to the game, a penalty appeal was turned down in the 84th minute but Warrington immediately broke down the other end and Glass was unfortunate not to get his second. As the game drew to a close Farrimond was able to provide a quality save to deny Oliver Wells, but in injury time his clearance kick was returned with interest when Glass ran clear of the FC defence and chipped over the advancing keeper.

Soon after that the full time whistle blew and whilst understandably disappointed to lose the players were left in no doubt that what happened has no place on any football pitch and certainly not at FC United.

The one consolation as the medals were presented was that FC skipper James Brooks was named Man of the Match by the NWYA Committee for a near flawless individual performance.

FC United of Manchester: Andrew Farrimond, Kyle Cunningham, Jonathan Poizer, Richard Smith, James Brooks, Kial Callacher, Sam Howell, Connor Naughton, Theo Kidd, Matthew Boland, Matthew Hassall. Substitutions: Luke Walker for Sam Howell (15 mins), Josh Smethurst for Connor Naughton (60 mins), Josh Matthew for Luke Walker (77 mins), Andy Lee and Jonathan Beisty not used.