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Report: Rovers U18s 1 Man United U18s 4

In-form Butterworth scores late consolation against old club

19 November 2017

Daniel Butterworth scored a late consolation as a strong Rovers Under-18s side went down 4-1 at home to league leaders Manchester United.

United led 1-0 at half-time thanks to a 36th-minute opener from England Under-17 World Cup winner Angel Gomes.

Defender James Garner doubled the visitors' lead shortly after the restart, before Gomes grabbed his second of the game on 74 minutes.

D'Mani Bughail-Mellor added a fourth soon after, before former United forward Butterworth kept up his recent run of good form by netting against his old club six minutes from time.

ROVERS: Campbell, Wilson, Thompson (Chan 76), Buckley, Carter, Barnes, Vale, Paton, Connell (Khoury 76), Butterworth, Dolan (Lynch 63).
Subs not used: Winterbottom, Boyomo.


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