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Clarets Crash Out Of Youth Cup

25 November 2014

The Youth Team crashed out of the Lancashire FA Youth Cup at the Quarter-Final stage after losing 3-1 to Blackpool on Tuesday afternoon.

A late goal from Josh Dolling turned out to only be a consolation as the Seasiders built a solid foundation of a three-goal lead against the Clarets, who exit the competition at the same round as last season.

Blackpool thought they had taken the lead 20 minutes in when a neat chipped effort appeared to hit the inside netting, but the metal stanchion forced the ball to pop back out and the referee controversially waved play on.

Pool did eventually take the lead five minutes later with an exquisite chip past the advancing Tony Aghayere.

The Clarets soon had a massive chance to get themselves back on level terms from the spot, but after being brought down Christian Hill’s penalty-kick was well saved and Ntumba Massanka cannoned the rebound onto the crossbar and away to safety.

And the Tangerines doubled their lead ten minutes into the second half, nodding in at the far post from an in-swinging corner.

Blackpool completed their scoring with 20 minutes to play, with a fine curling strike from the edge of the box past the outstretched Aghayere.

By then the win was in the bag for Blackpool, but Burnley’s finally grabbed themselves a consolation goal through Dolling.

A deep ball from Bradley Jackson was headed across the goal by Jamie Frost, and Dolling applied the finishing touch from close-range.

Burnley: Aghayere, El-Fitouri, Azam, Hobson, Nugent, Jackson, Bianga, Wilson, Hill (Crawford 67), Massanka (Dolling 67), Metz (Frost 58)

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