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Agyei On Target In Development Squad Draw

6 August 2016

Dan Agyei’s second half equaliser capped a good run out for Michael Jolley's development squad in the 1-1 draw with Bolton Wanderers.

The former AFC Wimbledon striker, pictured above, continued his fine start to the season with a firm header to cancel out Davies’s first half strike for the hosts.

Bolton started the game on the front foot, as Lucas Rasisiperek rounded goalkeeper Connor Mitchell, only to see his effort cleared off the line by skipper Tom Anderson.

The Clarets then had their first real chance of the game as winger Brad Jackson whipped in a fine cross which found Agyei in the box, only for Will Jaaskelainen to keep out his effort.


Brad Jackson

Just before the break though, Wanderers broke the deadlock as Matty Furnley fired a cross into the box, and after a goal mouth scramble the ball finally fell to Davies, who slotted home past Mitchell.

It didn't take long for Burnley to reply, however.

Jackson’s corner a couple of minutes after the restart found Agyei at the back post, and the striker, who recently made his first team debut in pre-season leapt highest to smash a header home.

The visitors were pushing to grab their second minutes later, as half time substitute Khius Metz pressed Bolton defender Alex Honeyball and broke through on goal, only to be denied by Jaaskelainen.

Burnley weren't taking their foot off the gas and, after Anderson cleared a Bolton corner upfield, Agyei burst through and fed Jackson outside the box.

The winger’s shot was parried by Jaaskelainen into the path of Metz, whose effort rattled off the crossbar.


Khius Metz

And 15 minutes from time, the only blot on Agyei’s copybook came when he saw his penalty – awarded for a foul on Anderson – expertly saved by Jaaskelainen.

Burnley's Development side are next in action against Middlesbrough on Tuesday afternoon 1:30 KO.

Mitchell, Dummigan, Anderson, Olomewewe (Yao) ,Koiki (Birch 70) , Jackson, Leitch, Dunne, Chakwana, Agyei ,Murdoch (Metz 45)



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