Manchester United's Reserves were held to a goalless draw by Southport with Angelo Henriquez going closest to breaking the deadlock.
Warren Joyce again utilised a large squad, as he did at Bray Wanderers on Sunday, with James Wilson starting in attack against the Conference Premier outfit. The crowd of 675 at the Merseyrail Community Stadium may not have seen any goals but there was no doubting the commitment in a feisty encounter.
Wilson, Davide Petrucci and Tom Thorpe all mustered efforts in the first period before Joyce rang the changes with nine substitutions. Although there was only booking, for Luke George, there could have been more as the midfield area became increasingly combative.
Chile international Henriquez, who was joined by Ashley Fletcher in attack, could have stolen victory on 80 minutes but was thwarted by Dean Porter in the home goal.
United: O'Hara (J.Pereira 46); Janko (A.Fletcher 76), Thorpe (Love 46), McNair, Varela (C.Evans 46); Bebe (Vermijl 46), Rothwell (Willock 46), Petrucci (Pearson 46), A.Pereira (Harrop 46), Lawrence (Goss 46); Wilson (Henriquez 46).
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