Reds U18s move into second place in the table
Reds U18s return to League action with a win.
The Reds youngsters were going into this game after not playing in the league for two weeks, even though most of the lads have been playing in the FA Youth Cup and with the County side.
It was good to get lads back together and for the first time this season the Reds had a full squad available for the game.
The Reds started off well playing some good passing football on a very small pitch and even though Reds looked comfortable they went one-nil down when a free kick was put to the back post and the Maryport United striker headed it into the net from close range.
The Reds though were straight back at United when Sharp play a ball through to Reynolds but keeper pulled off a great save to deny Aston Reynolds a goal.
Aaron Porthouse had a great run down the line. He then cut inside only to see his shot rebound off the post but Macauley Sharp was alert to possibility and with a simple tap levelled the score at 1-1.
Just before half time Luke Davidson then came close with a long-range effort which just went over the bar.
The second half started with the Reds making two changes, Luke Mitchell and Leigh Flett came off for Harry Bibby and Cameron Harker.
Within five minutes of the change, Harry Bibby charged down the keeper's attempted clearance forcing the keeper into a mistake and gifting Macauley Sharp his second goal of the game.
Maryport Utd kept working the U18s defence but Reds back four were solid all game.
The Reds third goal came from the left side, Matty Bryden beat his man and played a great ball through to Macauley Sharp who put it in the bottom right-hand corner of the net for his hat-trick.
Even though Reds looked comfortable on the ball, it was set pieces that they struggled to defend against with Reds keeper David Ousby pulling off a few great saves.
But with five minutes to go Maryport United got there second from a corner, a well-hit shot past Ousby to make it 2-3.
Reds played the last few minutes in United's half until the whistle blew for full time.
Another good win for Reds U18s in the league moving them up to second place level on points with League leaders Seaton Royal Oak.