Andy Farrell was delighted with the U19s stunning comeback against Category One side Everton.
Professional Development Phase Coach Farrell shared the sides’ leadership with U21 manager Michael Jolley, as the Clarets mixed the side between the two age groups.
The Clarets had to come from two goals behind to beat the Toffees – who have Elite Academy status – to claim the 4-2 win at Finch Farm Training Ground on Tuesday afternoon.
Farrell said: “The boys were excellent! We started a little bit slow, going two goals down in the first 20 minutes, but it wasn’t that we started poorly; it was more the fact a couple of errors got punished.
“After that we looked very lively at the top end, with Josh Dolling and Jamie Frost tormenting the Everton back four with some great movement in behind.”
Farrell was especially delighted with the win, against opponents who are renowned for producing some of the biggest prospects in the game.
He added: “I was speaking to Terry Pashley earlier in the week and he said he has watched Everton a couple of times and they have some really good players.
“We’ve seen in their first team the amount of players they have brought through, with Brendan Galloway and Ross Barkley both being regulars this season, so the club are brilliant for bringing players through and they certainly have a good group here.”