THE ACADEMY

Premier Academy League
Carrington, Sat 12 Jan

BOLTON WANDERERS 1

MANCHESTER UNITED 1
Macheda 76

14/01/2008 09:40, Report by Ben Hibbs

U18s: Bolton 1 United 1

United's Under-18s had to fight back from a goal down to claim a point against Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.

The match, which was played at United's Carrington training base, was actually a home game for Bolton. The Premier Academy League tie had to be switched as Bolton's pitch was waterlogged.

And it was the home side (Bolton, not United) who took the lead, somewhat against the run of play early in the second half.

But Paul McGuinness' side, who kicked off the new year with a 3-1 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers last weekend, weren't about to surrender so easily.

Italian striker Federico Macheda was on hand to resume parity with an equalising goal 15 minutes from time.

The Reds are in action on Wednesday night in the FA Youth Cup fourth round against Carlisle. The match, which will be played at Northwich FC's Victoria Ground, kicks off at 7pm and is live on MUTV.

United: Amos; McCormack, James, Gill (Gill 70), Dudgeon (Stewart 70); Curran, Norwood, Drinkwater, Galbraith (Galbraith 70); Brandao, Macheda.
Subs not used: Woods (GK), Moffatt.