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Youths Off To A Flyer At Fleetwood

PUBLISHED

08:00 8th August 2016

by Ellis Lee

The Clarets Youth Team got off to a winning start, coming from behind to record a resounding 3-1 victory at Fleetwood.

Michael Duff's first game in charge saw a brace from Olatunde Bayode, pictured above, and Dwight McNeil chalk up the opening day victory.

It was the home side who came out on the front foot as Fleetwood’s Dominic Kerrigan forced a terrific save from Connor King.

However, from the following corner the home side struck as Lewis Shorrock caught everyone out in the box and found the back of the net, as it looped over a stranded King in goal.

The visitors weren't behind for long though, as defender Scott Wilson chased out the loose ball from a corner and whipped in a cross which was cleared out to the feet of Bayode.

The pacy winger picked up the ball outside the box and weaved in and out of the Fleetwood defence before smashing home the equaliser.

Burnley then grabbed their second as Clarets striker Tommy Wood held the ball up well before teeing up Bayode just outside the box, for a magnificent curling effort into the bottom right corner.

The visitors were cruising towards the end of the first half, and struck again as Dwight McNeil followed up RJ Pingling’s effort on goal, which Crellin denied superbly.

However, McNeil was there to mop up Burnley's third.

McNeil
Dwight McNeil

Michael Duff's side came out in the second half hungry for more and McNeil burst through on goal with only the keeper to beat, but blazed his effort high over the goal.

Fleetwood then looked to have pulled one back as a corner fell to Daniel Mooney at the back post.

However, his shot on goal was blocked from Kwazinkosi Mpofu on the line.

And as the clock ticked down, the Clarets almost had their fourth as Wood drilled a shot off the post.

BURNLEY: King, Grogan, Wilson, Foulds, Mpofu, Bayode, Howarth, Shrimpton, McNeil, Pingling, Wood.
Subs: Samms, Kershaw, Jumeau, Egan, Wusiewicz.