United reserves 4 Bolton reserves 0
ick Ajose's hat-trick helped Manchester United reserves maintain their 100 per cent record in the Manchester Senior Cup. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer called on Gabriel Obertan, Corry Evans and Magnus Eikrem all on duty for the Reds during their Carling Cup win over Scunthorpe to add experience to a young team but the trio couldn't provide a spark for United in the first-half. United livened up after the break and Robert Brady forced Bolton keeper Rob Lainton into a fantastic one-handed save before Ajose hit the post from the resulting corner. But Ajose who was this week handed a first team squad number by Sir Alex Ferguson made no mistake 10 minutes later when he latched on to Evans' through ball to put the Reds ahead before the post, and then the crossbar, came to Bolton's rescue twice in two minutes to deny Eikrem and then Cameron Stewart. Ajose doubled the advantage after when he tapped in Obertan's cross. The Bury-born 18-year-old slid home his third after collecting Eikrem's pass before John Cofie completed the scoring in stoppage time. UNITED: Devlin, Brown, Fryers, Wootton, Gill, Evans, Eikrem, Stewart (Tunnicliffe), Brady (Cofie), Obertan, Ajose. BOLTON: Lainton, Riley (Stayte), Blakeman, Bennett, Burns (Odelusi), Connolly, O'Halloran, Irwin, Obadeyi, Eaves, Sheridan. What do you think? Have your say.
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