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Kick off 11:00 (UK)

12 January 2019 Venue The Eddie Davies Football Academy Attendance

Kick off 11:00 (UK)

Bolton Wanderers U18
3 - 4
Burnley U18

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PREVIEW: Bolton U18s v Burnley U18s

Lancashire derby for young Clarets

11 January 2019

The Youth Team heads for Bolton on Saturday looking to open their 2019 win account.

Tony Philliskirk's side kicked off the new year with a 2-2 draw against league leaders Sheffield Wednesday last weekend thanks to a double from skipper Michael Fowler.

Fowler struck the leveller with an injury-time penalty following a head injury to Richard Taylor, which is expected to keep the defender out of the trip to the Eddie Davis Academy (kick-off 11am).

Taylor stepped into the back four from his normal midfield berth against the Owls and the Clarets will also be without defenders Bobby Thomas and Matty Rain against Bolton after the pair both played in the U23s' defeat to Barnsley on Saturday.

Bolton - who won 3-2 at Burnley at the end of October - are four places behind the Clarets in eighth place in the league table.

But they are through to the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup and play Crystal Palace next Friday night.

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Match Reports

Bolton Wanderers U18 3 Burnley U18 4

12 January 2019

Tony Philliskirk secured his first win since as U18s boss with a ding-dong 4-3 victory over Bolton Wanderers.
The Clarets led three times in a thrilling game, but trailed 2-3 before two late strikes handed them the points to keep them fourth in the table.
Burnley took the lead just six minutes into the game.
The Clarets had started brightly and were rewarded through a well-worked set-piece routine, as Vinnie Steels laid the ball into the path of Dylan Meredith, who fired the ball into the bottom corner.
Bolton duly equalised on the half-hour mark with a close-range effort, but that was short lived as Michael Fowler restored the lead four minutes later, with a smart finish inside the box.
The home side came out raring to go from the restart and they snatched two quick-fire goals to take the lead on the hour-mark.
But it was Burnley who refused to buckle and levelled things up again as Fowler coolly slotted the ball home for his second, after latching onto a defensive error.
And Philliskirk’s side then turned the game on its head to lead one more time, as Mitch George latched onto a cross at the back post and tapped the ball home.
Despite Bolton’s late pressure to snatch yet another equaliser, Burnley resolutely kept the hosts at bay to secured all three points.
Burnley: Allen, Patterson (Woods 25), Pruti, Chima, Moss, Yari, Mupariwa, Meredith, Fowler, Harris (George 60), Steels.

Not used: O’Shaugnessy.

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