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Match Report

    

1.30pm Sunday 11th November 2012

North West Youth Alliance Open Cup

Lancaster Club, Broadway, Failsworth, Manchester, M35 0DX


FCUM Youth

1 - 1

Chester FC Colts

 

Attendance: 45

FCUM Youth 1

Chester FC Colts 1



Attendance: 45
Match Report

Sunday saw this year’s youth team commence a defence of the NWYA Open Cup won last year by entertaining Chester Colts at The Lancaster Club only to go away with a vital lesson to learn as the visitors ultimately triumphed in a penalty shoot out; after the 90 minutes and extra time ended 1-1.

The younger of the two Chester sides in the North West Youth Alliance clearly came up the M56 with words of advice from their twice beaten counterparts and gave the reds a demonstration of hard work and harrying football.

FC started brightly but throughout the first half seldom troubled Chester, early powerful runs from midfield by Mike Taylor were not rewarded with an end product. In fact it was the visitors who could easily have had a healthy lead at half time; getting behind the home back four on numerous occasions. Only debut keeper Ryan Barker offered sufficient resistance to keep the scores level at half time. Andy Lee had the best chance for FC but he was ruled to have been offside when collecting George Shaw’s threaded pass.

Having lost Lewis Adams to injury early in the first half and captain Kial Callacher at half time FC were much improved in the second period. Andy Lee was unlucky soon after the re-start but turned provider for Mike Taylor in the 53rd minute after George Shaw had put him clear down the right wing.

The visitors equalised ten minutes later when FC failed to clear their defensive lines and conceded a free kick on the left wing, just outside the penalty area. The cross was headed against the bar but Josh Rimmer was first to react, heading in the rebound. They had the ball in the net again on 70 minutes but that was adjudged to have been offside. That was pretty much the end of the scoring chances in 90 minutes but not the end of the action as Jonathan Poizer allowed his frustrations to get the better of him, seeing a red card for an off the ball kick out at a Chester player.

FC United’s ten men dominated the extra half hour but couldn’t score. In the first fifteen minutes Yousif Yousif appeared to have been brought down after wriggling clear of the last defender, but nothing was given. Daniel Maynard broke clear of the defence at the start of the second period but saw his shot hit the cross bar and bounce just the wrong side of the line. The last chance was a free kick that Maynard attempted to curl round the wall and in at the near post but couldn’t get enough bend.

So, deadlocked after two hours the penalty shoot-out was used to decide the tie. Mike Taylor got the reds off to a flying start with the first kick, but none of the next three were successful and Chester with three straight successes won the day and as the last spot kick drifted wide, celebrations were loud and long.

It was ultimately defeat for the reds but Manager Dave Brown hopes his team will take it as a valuable lesson in how hard they have to work to earn the right to win a game and how much it means to the opposition to beat them.

FC United of Manchester:
1. Ryan Barker
2. Charlie Doyle
3. Lewis Adams
4. George Shaw
5. Jack Burgess
6. Kial Callacher
7. Daniel Maynard
8. Josh Smethurst
9. Yousif Yousif
10. Mike Taylor (Goal, 53 mins)
11. Jonathan Poizer

Substitutes
12. Lewis Lacy (For 6, 45 mins)
14. Matt Musialowski
15. Andy Lee (For 3, 18 mins)
16. Kane Hughes
17. Liam Ellis (For 5, 61 mins)

Red Card: Jonathan Poizer Yellow Cards: Lewis Lacy, Mike Taylor and Josh Smethurst.

Chester Colts: Ryan Neild, Harry Murray, Jack Hankey, Richard Tomassen, Lloyd Pownall, Josh Rimmer, Jonathan O’Sullivan, Thomas Peers, Callum Woods, Thomas Batten, George Mannion. Substitutes: Joseph Williams, Anthony Stanton, Adam Garner, Liam Blake, Sam Graham.

Yellow Card: Jonathan O’Sullivan.

Match Report

Sunday saw this year’s youth team commence a defence of the NWYA Open Cup won last year by entertaining Chester Colts at The Lancaster Club only to go away with a vital lesson to learn as the visitors ultimately triumphed in a penalty shoot out; after the 90 minutes and extra time ended 1-1.

The younger of the two Chester sides in the North West Youth Alliance clearly came up the M56 with words of advice from their twice beaten counterparts and gave the reds a demonstration of hard work and harrying football.

FC started brightly but throughout the first half seldom troubled Chester, early powerful runs from midfield by Mike Taylor were not rewarded with an end product. In fact it was the visitors who could easily have had a healthy lead at half time; getting behind the home back four on numerous occasions. Only debut keeper Ryan Barker offered sufficient resistance to keep the scores level at half time. Andy Lee had the best chance for FC but he was ruled to have been offside when collecting George Shaw’s threaded pass.

Having lost Lewis Adams to injury early in the first half and captain Kial Callacher at half time FC were much improved in the second period. Andy Lee was unlucky soon after the re-start but turned provider for Mike Taylor in the 53rd minute after George Shaw had put him clear down the right wing.

The visitors equalised ten minutes later when FC failed to clear their defensive lines and conceded a free kick on the left wing, just outside the penalty area. The cross was headed against the bar but Josh Rimmer was first to react, heading in the rebound. They had the ball in the net again on 70 minutes but that was adjudged to have been offside. That was pretty much the end of the scoring chances in 90 minutes but not the end of the action as Jonathan Poizer allowed his frustrations to get the better of him, seeing a red card for an off the ball kick out at a Chester player.

FC United’s ten men dominated the extra half hour but couldn’t score. In the first fifteen minutes Yousif Yousif appeared to have been brought down after wriggling clear of the last defender, but nothing was given. Daniel Maynard broke clear of the defence at the start of the second period but saw his shot hit the cross bar and bounce just the wrong side of the line. The last chance was a free kick that Maynard attempted to curl round the wall and in at the near post but couldn’t get enough bend.

So, deadlocked after two hours the penalty shoot-out was used to decide the tie. Mike Taylor got the reds off to a flying start with the first kick, but none of the next three were successful and Chester with three straight successes won the day and as the last spot kick drifted wide, celebrations were loud and long.

It was ultimately defeat for the reds but Manager Dave Brown hopes his team will take it as a valuable lesson in how hard they have to work to earn the right to win a game and how much it means to the opposition to beat them.

FC United of Manchester:
1. Ryan Barker
2. Charlie Doyle
3. Lewis Adams
4. George Shaw
5. Jack Burgess
6. Kial Callacher
7. Daniel Maynard
8. Josh Smethurst
9. Yousif Yousif
10. Mike Taylor (Goal, 53 mins)
11. Jonathan Poizer

Substitutes
12. Lewis Lacy (For 6, 45 mins)
14. Matt Musialowski
15. Andy Lee (For 3, 18 mins)
16. Kane Hughes
17. Liam Ellis (For 5, 61 mins)

Red Card: Jonathan Poizer Yellow Cards: Lewis Lacy, Mike Taylor and Josh Smethurst.

Chester Colts: Ryan Neild, Harry Murray, Jack Hankey, Richard Tomassen, Lloyd Pownall, Josh Rimmer, Jonathan O’Sullivan, Thomas Peers, Callum Woods, Thomas Batten, George Mannion. Substitutes: Joseph Williams, Anthony Stanton, Adam Garner, Liam Blake, Sam Graham.

Yellow Card: Jonathan O’Sullivan.