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20 April 2018 Venue Oakwell Attendance

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Barnsley U23
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Burnley U23

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Clarets Look To Keep Climbing

U23s start end-of-season road trip at Barnsley

20 April 2018

The Clarets hit the road for the first of three away games in eight days to end their Professional Development League campaign.

Michael Duff’s side starts their road trip with a visit to South Yorkshire on Friday afternoon to face Barnsley at Oakwell (KO 1pm).

Burnley lifted themselves above the Tykes and off the foot of the league’s northern section with a 2-0 win over Coventry City on Monday.

At the same time, Barnsley – coached by ex-Scunthorpe and Macclesfield Town midfielder Paul Harsley – were held to a 1-1 draw by Cardiff City as their winless run extended to 10 games.

The Clarets have won five of their last nine matches and will be looking to keep climbing with trips to Millwall next Monday and Sheffield Wednesday next Friday to end their season.

The West Stand at Oakwell is open for this afternoon’s game with Barnsley advertising admission as free.

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Match Reports

Barnsley U23 0 Burnley U23 3

20 April 2018

Michael Duff’s U23s continued their good form, following up Monday’s victory over Coventry City with a 3-0 win at Oakwell against Barnsley.

Three goals in five minutes from the Clarets in the second half ensured all three points for the visitors.
 
Second half substitution Jordan Cropper got the first, before Tinashe Chakwana bagged a brace in three minutes to seal the Tykes’ fate.
 
 
The first half was a very even matched affair, neither team creating any real chances.
 
Victor Adeboyejo came close for the home side with 20 minutes gone, curling an effort just wide of the post. 
 
The Clarets’ best chance of the half came when the ball fell into the path of Chakwana, whose effort was cleared off the line by Barnsley’s Sam Fielding.
 
Burnley came out the blocks in the second half and looked a different side.
 
Duff then introduced Cropper and Christian N’guessan with 20 minutes to go, and the former made an instant impact with a  cross/shot into the area that curled into the top corner, over the stranded trialist in goal.
 
Two minutes later , Burnley had their second of the afternoon. Chakwana latched onto Massanka’s flick on before bursting through on goal and dinking it over the Tykes’ keeper.
 
 
And just a couple of minutes later Burnley had their third to put the game out of sight, as Chakwana’s pace left the trialist centre-half trailing in his wake,  before slotting home.
 
The Clarets will look to make it three wins in three on Monday afternoon, where they play Millwall at the Den (2:00pm KO).
 
Mitchell, Clarke, Younger, Perkins, Koiki (Glennon 77), Bayode (Cropper 70), Benson, Goodridge, Chakwana, Massanka, Trialist (N’Guessan 70). 
 
Unused subs: Stone, Wilson.

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