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Development Squad Edge Out Chester

3 August 2016

Clarets’ Development Squad continue their pre-season with a late victory at Chester.

A young Burnley Development Squad came back from a goal behind to win 2-1 with goals from strikers Fraser Murdoch and substitute Dan Agyei in the second half.


The hosts had the first chance of the match when Arlen Birch's back pass to Clarets goalkeeper Conor Mitchell was intercepted by former Ipswich forward James Alabi, who turned and hit a curling effort just wide.


Burnley then had their first real chance of the game as Khius Metz found Fraser Murdoch in the box, who laid it out into the feet of midfielder Freddy Yao but his shot on goal was blazed just over the bar.


Chester struck the first blow though when Johnny Hunt's teasing cross was punched out into the air from Mitchell, rebounded off a challenging Alabi and fell kindly to Oluwaseun Akintunde at the back post, who nodded home despite Mitchell’s terrific effort to stop it crossing the line.


It then looked like the Blues had doubled their lead early on in the second half as attacker Elliott Durrell let loose from 25 yards out, beating Mitchell in goal but not the post.


The Clarets rallied after that scare and moments later they found themselves level.


Cameron Dummigan played in Metz down the right and he beat James Jones with his frightening pace before teeing up Murdoch to slot past Jon Worsnop in the Chester goal.


And in the 78th minute the turnaround was complete.

Dan Agyei (pictured, above) was played through on goal from midfield and burst into the box to slot past a hapless Worsnop.


The introduction of Youth Team products Mark Howarth, Ali Koiki, Dwight Mcneil and Tinashe Chakwana almost paid dividends when Chakwana nearly put the away side 3-1 up.


The former Wigan youngster picked up the ball just inside the box and fired a shot at goal which Worsnop got down well to collect.

Burnley: Mitchell, Birch (Koiki 68), Dummigan, Yao, Anderson, Dunne (Olomowewe 78), Jackson (Chakwana 66), Thomas (Howarth 45), Murdoch, Metz (McNeil 76), Leitch (Agyei 45)

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