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First-half report

3 May 2013

Latics two down against Reds

Latics reserves fell behind to a Tom Lawrence penalty in their Lancashire Senior Cup semi final against Manchester United.

And Dutchman Gyliano Van Velzen doubled the Reds' advantage late in the half.

United created a number of early chances as Van Velzen had a goalbound shot blocked by Joe Cooper and a drive well saved by Joel Coleman who also did well to beat out a shot from Tom Lawrence.

The breakthrough came in the 26th minute when United won a penalty after Jack Truelove (pictured) was harshly adjudged to have fouled Lawrence who picked himself up to score from the spot.

United went 2-0 ahead five minutes before the break when Latics gave away possession and Van Velzen raced clear to score.

Ben Pearson could have added a third goal on the stroke of half time, but was denied by a fine save by Coleman.

Half-time: Manchester United reserves 2, Latics reserves 0.

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