some infos

Copa Libertadores, Club Nacional (Uru) – Newells Old Boys (Arg) 2

Nacional put reserves last two times, this game also with reserve team

25.3. Malaga vs Espanyol
Malaga 4 playerds suspended: Duda (mf 20/2), Ignacio Camacho (mf 25/3), Jesus Gamez (df 23/0) and Sergio Sanchez (df 26/0). Also injurd Fernando Tissone (mf 26/1)
levante (vs Betis) 3 players suspended
Modena suspended key players, topscorer Babacar (att 29/15)
Spezia without suspended  Nicola Leali (gk 27/0) and  Andrea Lisuzzo (df 28/0), injured Gabriel Pires (mf 12/0), Paolo Sammarco (mf 20/0) and Emanuel Benito Rivas (mf 16/0). Doubtful are Matteo Bianchetti (df 8/0) and  Antonini Culina (mf 4/0)
Burnley without topscorer Ings (34/19)
Ipswich without topscorer   D. McGoldrick (31/14)


Preston NE (R) – Morecambe (R) 1 @ 1,53 bet365  2-0 

Preston North End’s reserve side entertain Morecambe at Deepdale today knowing a win will once again crown them Central League Division West champions.

North End have named a strong squad for the visit of the Shrimps with current first team captain Andy Procter lining up alongside Jamie Proctor, Nicky Hunt and Daniel Devine.

The only youngsters amongst the squad include second year scholars Reece James, Luke Clark, Will Hayhurst and Naim El-Harrati.

PNE: Arestidou, Hunt, James, Miller, Devine, Brown, Aneke, Procter, Proctor, Murphy, Monakana, Clark, Cummins, Hayhurst, Daley, El-Harrati.

MORECAMBE: Cettings, Culshaw, Short, Cowperthwaite, TRIALIST, McGee, Reid, Winder, Alessandra, Breen, Mwasile, Shepherd, Bannister, Joyce, Hardcastle, Gate.

FOREST Green – Crawley Town  1

FOREST Green Reserves are in action for the final time this season when Crawley Town visit The New Lawn tonight (7pm).

It has been a terrifically entertaining campaign of reserve team football once again this season with the soon to be finished campaign certainly standing out.

The reserves still stand a chance of winning the Football Combination Southern Division title if they win against Crawley although Cheltenham Town still have the upperhand with a game more to play than Rovers.

When Rovers and Crawley both met earlier in the season at Crawley’s Broadfield Stadium the Red Devils were defeated 3-1 by Gary Seward and Scott Bartlett’s men.

First teamers Chris Allen, Jake Thomson and youth team attacker Charlie Buse fired in the goals that afternoon to secure Forest Green an impressive win against a Crawley team that contained power house striker John Akinde and experienced former Brighton & Hove Albion keeper Michel Kuipers.


The reserves (Crawley) play their penultimate game of the Football Combination season tonight (Monday) at Forest Green Rovers, kick off 7pm.

The side will be made up of players from the under-18 team, who finished their Puma Youth Alliance campaign last Saturday with a 1-0 defeat at Brentford on Saturday.

The last game of the campaign is on Tuesday, May 1 against Cheltenham at home. A venue for this game will be announced soon.

Everton (R) – Blackburn (R)

Ross Barkley will line up for Everton Reserves when they welcome Blackburn Rovers to Finch Farm this lunchtime.

The midfielder, an unused substitute during the first team’s dramatic 4-4 at Old Trafford on Sunday, starts in a familiar looking second-string XI.

Alan Stubbs will be able to call upon further senior experience in the form of Shane Duffy,Jose BaxterApostolos Vellios and player-coach David Weir.

Duffy and Weir will be joined at the back by youngsters Eric Dier and Tyias Browning, while Adam Davies retains his place in goal.

In midfield, Femi Orenuga and John Lundstram join Barkley and Baxter and Portuguese forward Joao Silva will partner Vellios in attack.

Hallam Hope, who bagged the only goal in the reserves’ 1-0 win at Bolton last week, starts on the bench.

Stubbs’ side will be hoping to extend a run which has seen them suffer defeat just once in their last 12 outings.

Rovers: Usai, Henley, Anderson, Fernandez, O’Connor, Edwards, Ribeiro, Cotton, Blackman (c), Knowles, Maclaren. Subs: R. Hanley, Urwin, O’Sullivan, Wylie, Payne.

Chelsea (R) – Man Utd (R)


Posted on: Mon 23 Apr 2012

It is the final league match of the reserve season this afternoon (Monday) and it is strong test to conclude the campaign. The match is live on Chelsea TV.

Manchester United, crowned champions of the northern section of the Barclays Premier Reserve League, are the visitors to Cobham.

The most recent outing for Chelsea’s second string was an away draw at Wigan two weeks ago when Adam Phillip and Patrick Bamford (pictured) were on target. On that occasion manager Dermot Drummy did not call upon any of this squad who have been contributing to Chelsea’s FA Youth Cup run, the Wigan game coming three days before the semi-final second leg.

With there now being a two-and-a-half week gap between last Friday’s first leg of the Final and the second leg at Blackburn, the reserve squad will increase in size with the likes of Nathaniel Chalobah, Lucas Piazon and Todd Kane likely to be available for selection for today’s game.

‘There is enough of gap between the two legs of the Youth Cup Final, so it is just a question of whether we use them sparingly or not,’ says Drummy, ‘because they will get some rest in the week, but also I might have a couple of first team squad players to include against Man United.

‘If we get a victory it will be a nice end to the season but it will be a tough match. I watched Man United’s reserve game against Liverpool the other day and they were quite strong. Some of the side were the same players who played against Chelsea in the Youth Cup semi.

‘It will be a very interesting game and I am sure the players will be up for it.’

Chelsea’s fifth position in the Premier Reserve League South will not alter regardless of the result. Aston Villa topped our section and face a play-off for the overall championship which was won by Chelsea a year ago.

Romelu Lukaku appears certain to finish Chelsea reserve team top scorer for the campaign. He is currently on seven goal with Milan Lalkovic, who is currently on six, out on loan. It would need a special afternoon today from January-signing Bamford or Chalobah to overhaul Lukaku’s total. They are both on four goals.

After today’s game the league season may be over but the football does not end there for the reserves. Clearly the Youth Cup Final will occupy some and the rest of the reserve squad is likely to be involved in an in-house match against the Youth Cup side as part of the preparation prior to the second leg.

Then Drummy will take a squad to compete in the Hong Kong Soccer Sevenswhich takes place between 18 and 20 of May, featuring a mix of English and Scottish League sides and Asian clubs.

‘We go to Hong Kong on 15 May and it is a great tournament and a great way for the boys to experience going abroad and different cultures,’ Drummy says.

‘Sevens will be a new format for us but we do eight-a-side in training so it will mostly be about coping with the climate. It is very hot and it is difficult.

‘We return on 22 May and the boys will then go off and either get a rest or for some there will be a couple of international fixtures.’

Please not spectators will not be admitted to today’s game.

LFC Res v Newcastle

Liverpool Reserves play their final game of the season on Monday when they take on Newcastle United – and you can watch the game exclusively live on LFC TV and LFC TV Online from 1.30pm BST.

Join Peter McDowall alongside Kop legends John Aldridge and David Fairclough from 1.30pm for the best build-up to the game and then you can watch the whole match live from 2pm.

Rodolfo Borrell’s side go into the clash on the back of a great comeback against Manchester United last week, when the Reds came from behind to draw 2-2.

Borrell’s charges are unbeaten in their last nine league games and will want to end an encouraging season on a high with a victory.

Bradford – Scunthorpe

City’s reserves welcome their counterparts from Scunthorpe United to the Coral Windows Stadium this Tuesday (24 April 2012) for their penultimate Central League East Division fixture of the season.

With only two games of their league campaign to go, the Bantams are guaranteed to finish in second position in the table after only two defeats from their ten matches played so far, both of which came against table-toppers Middlesbrough.

Tuesday’s match at Valley Parade will kick off at 2:00pm – barely hours before City’s 2011/2012 Player of the Year is officially announced.

Admission into City’s fixture with the Iron is FREE of charge.

monday info

Walsall (R) – Sheff Utd (R) 1 @ 2,4 bet365

(but be carefull, this is not premier league, just normal reserve games / limit is not big)

The likes of Lee Beevers (df 23/0), Manny Smith (mf 23/1), George Bowernan (df 12/2) and Ryan Jarvis (att 19/2) will feature alongside youth team prospects such as Malvind Benning, Jamie Tank and Reece Flanagan.

WALSALL: Maher, George, Benning, Beevers, Tank, Smith, Deards, Flanagan, Bowerman, Jarvis, Jones. Subs: Butlin, Morris, Botfield, A. Williams, Roberts

Andy Taylor (Sheff Utd) is poised to make his second competitive second string start when the Reserves travel to Walsall on Monday afternoon.
United face the Saddlers at the Banks’s Stadium, kick-off 2pm and the left-back will be looking for a second 90 minutes inside a week after playing in last week’s 6-1 thrashing of Stoke City at Shirecliffe.
Monday’s squad has a more youthful look than the one that faced the Potters, George Long replaces Mark Howard in goal, whilst U18s Terry Kennedy and Joe Ironside start, with Aaron Barry, Elliott Whitehouse and Callum McFadzean on the substitutes bench.
Blades: Long, Brown, Taylor, Harriott, Kennedy, Conneely, Chapell, Murray, Ironside, Philliskirk, Warren. Subs: Barry, Whitehouse, McFadzean.

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