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Fleetwood T U18s 2 Burnley U18s 1

12 January 2013

Unbeaten run ends for re-shuffled Clarets

The Clarets saw their winning run in the Youth Alliance come to an end with a second defeat in the space of 48 hours.

After going out of the FA Youth Cup to Manchester City on Thursday night, Burnley made nine changes to their starting line-up.

And it showed as the re-shuffled side turned in a poor performance to bring an end to a six-match winning league run.

The Clarets hadn’t played in the Alliance since mid-November and failed to shake off the rust as goalkeeper Conor Mitchell conceded a first-half penalty.

Mitchell almost made amends by saving the spot-kick but couldn’t keep out the rebound and he was beaten again ten minutes into the second half when Fleetwood doubled their lead from long range.

Burnley hit back with a late penalty of their own, converted by Lewis Nuttall following a foul on Khius Metz, but couldn’t force an equaliser as they missed the chance to close in on the leaders.

Burnley: Mitchell, Azzam, Hill, Holt, Whitmore, Galvin, Bianga, Ly, Nuttall, Metz, Massanka. Subs not used: Dummigan, Daly, Lowe, Jakovlevs.

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