United Under-18s win a winter thriller

Rovers’ remarkable comeback was completed when Gilsenan, an Australian youth international, sealed his hat-trick with Baker again the provider, making the score 3-3 with ten minutes to go.

Despite the huge blow of having the 3-0 lead wiped out, the United boys showed great character to take control again and after some patient build-up play, Savage scored the game’s seventh goal. His close-range finish, and some resilient defending as Rovers frantically pressed for an equaliser, ensured the Reds’ long winning streak was extended in style.

MATCH DETAILS

United: Guadagno; Jurado, Bennett, Hardley, Pye; Svidersky (captain), Savage; Wellens, Hoogewerf, Emeran; McNeill. 

Substitutes not used: Murray, Vitek, Mainoo, Jackson.

Goals: McNeill 1, 36, Emeran 40, Savage 88 | Gilsenan 54, 69, 80.

Additional reporting by Steve Bennett. MUTV will show match highlights at 21:30 GMT on Sunday.

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