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Burnley U18s 4 Carlisle U18s 3

20 October 2012

Great fightback gives Clarets third straight win

Acting coach Craig Mawson helped inspire a remarkable second-half comeback as the Clarets scored four times after the break to beat top-of-the-table Carlisle.

Mawson was taking temporary charge with youth coach Terry Pashley running first-team affairs and had had his work cut out as Carlisle led 3-0 at half time at Gawthorpe.

But four goals in a 20-minute spell – including two more for top scorer Jason Gilchrist and a late winner - turned the tide Burnley’s way as they made it a hat-trick of Youth Alliance victories.

Gilchrist sparked the fightback as he made it 31 after 62 minutes, running onto a pass from Luke Conlan to steer home his tenth goal of the season.

Richard Frost then bundled the ball home with his first touch from a Nuttall cross to make it 3-2.

And the Clarets were level with nine minutes to go thanks to a slice of luck as an attempted cross from Gilchrist dipped into the far corner.

But there was nothing fortunate about the winner two minutes later as Nuttall broke clear and curled a beauty into the top corner to make it a perfect start to Mawson’s temporary reign.

Burnley: Jakovlevs, Holt (Jackson 80), Conlan, Lowe (Frost 73), Whitmore, Gallagher, Howieson, Daly, Gilchrist, Galvin (ly 64), Nuttall. Subs: Hill, Eccles.

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