Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 31 August 2014

Harrop hits four in Manchester United rout

Manchester United answered their critics on day of goals galore in the Premier Section of the Milk Cup.

There were a total of 44 goals across the 10 games, including United's 8-0 thumping of Revo Express in Ballymoney.

The young Norwegian outfit were hit by a United backlash as they recovered from Saturday’s opening defeat to County Tyrone by racing into a three goal lead by half-time and added another five against the beleaguered Express after the break.

A name to look out for in the United side for the rest of the week will be 16-year-old Joshua Harrop who it four goals. James Wilson (2), Sam Byrne and Ashley Fletcher were also on target.

The young Red Devils need another victory against Japanese side Ichifuna at the Ballymena Showgrounds tonight to stand a chance of making Wednesday’s semi-finals.

Not far behind them in the goalscoring stakes were Newcastle United, who were 6-0 winners against Mexicans Pachuca in Ballymena.

Adam Campbell’s brace was complimented by goals from Alex Gilliead, Rolando Aarons, Greg Olley and Ryan McKinnon for the Toon.

Meanwhile, Bolton made it two wins out of two and go into today’s repeat of the 2010 final against Etoile Lusitana in confident form.

They have scored four times in both of their opening encounters, including yesterday’s 4-1 win over Count Down, including Zach Clough’s hat-trick.

County Tyrone showed they are no flash in the pan as they followed up their over United with a 3-2 win against Armagh.

Jamie Glackin, who netted against United on Saturday, was on target again with a brace while Gary Henderson also scored.

Jordan Dane was on-target for Armagh, while Aaron Duke scored his second of the tournament.

Desportivo Brasil’s Bruno Conceicao netted a treble — taking his tally to five goals in just two game — in a surprise 6-0 thumping of Benfica.

In the final game of the day Spurs fell to a surprising 7-1 defeat to Californian outfit Strikers FC in Limavady, leaving the White Hart Lane outfit still searching for their first win.

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