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Marvin On Target In Development Squad Draw

17 March 2015

Marvin Sordell was on target as the Development Squad drew with a strong Hull City squad in a Gawthorpe friendly.

The Clarets striker opened the scoring with a low drive eight minutes before half time, only for City to step up the pace after half time and eventually draw level through Yannick Sagbo 10 minutes from time.


But there were plenty of positives for the Clarets to take from Tuesday’s draw, notably another 90 minutes for Matty Taylor, who impressed alongside Norwegian signing Fredrik Ulvestad in central midfield.

Hull, fielding seven of their first team squad – including goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic, defenders Curtis Davies, Maynor Figueroa and Liam Rosenior, midfielder Stephen Quinn and twin strikers Sone Aluno and Sagbo - started the brighter.

But slowly Burnley eased their way into the contest and Steven Hewitt fired over from 25 yards, before misdirecting a header from Brad Jackson’s inviting cross.

And eight minutes before the break the hosts took the lead when the influential Taylor fed Sordell, who turned in the box and beat Jakupovic with a fierce, low drive.

The Clarets’ defensive trialist almost doubled the lead soon after the break, heading straight at the keeper after Tom Anderson had put Cameron Howieson’s cross back in to the danger zone.

But Daniel Nizic was soon called into action, keeping out Quinn’s 20-yard effort, then breathing a sigh of relief as Aluko’s shot from distance whistled just over the crossbar.

However, with 10 minutes remaining Hull got their rewards when Hewitt upended Rosenior and, from Aluko’s resulting free kick, Sagbo got in front of his marker to head powerfully home.

BURNLEY: Nizic, Conlan, Trialist, Anderson, Daly, Jackson (Galvin 85), Ulvestad, Taylor, Hewitt, Howeison (Frost 70), Sordell.

Subs not used: Mitchell, Whitmore


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