#under15s: Man Utd beaten by Southampton at SuperCupNI

Man Utd U15 0-2 Southampton U15

Scorer(s): N/A – Pleavin OG, Lovett

Man Utd XI: Mastny; Hughes, Wyatt, Mengi, Sharrock-Peplow; Pleavin, Smethurst; Elanga, Shoretire, Leavy; Odubeko.
Southampton XI: Wright; Woo Yang, Hill, Turner, Tizzard, Idowu, Bailey, Keogh, Duffy, Lovett, Komey.

Man United suffered their first defeat of SuperCupNI in the all-important third game of the opening stages, and thus failed to qualify for the highest level of competition.

The tournament is split into groups of four after the initial three games for each side, and United were on track to compete for the main SuperCupNI Junior title had they beaten Southampton.

Two first half goals from United’s fellow English side gave them a tricky second half challenge, one which they could not complete.

Ben Pleavin scored an own goal before Frank Lovett pounced onto a loose pass from United to double Saints’ lead.