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Young Clarets Up For The Cup

30 August 2016

The Clarets youth team continued their storming start to the season with a 1-0 win at Accrington Stanley.

A second half goal from defender Scott Wilson, pictured above, proved decisive to hand Michael Duff's U18 side a third wins in the first of their EFL YA Northern Cup group matches.

It was the visitors who started on the front foot as Mark Howarth linked up with RJ Pingling, both of whom were involved in the Development Squad's victory on Monday in the Premier League Cup at Turf Moor.

Howarth laid a pass off to Pingling who saw his effort just wide of goal.

Mark Howarth

It was then Tinashe Chawana's turn to test the Accrington defence as he weaved in and out of the box before seeing his effort cleared from Hussain Mohahmed.

Accrington came close to breaking the deadlock on the half hour mark as attacker Luke Moran broke through on goal, taking on Kwasinkosi Mpofu before seeing his shot denied by Accrington-born stopper Marcel Wusiewicz.

Marcel Wusiewicz

Burnley first real chance of the game came when Chakwana took advantage of Stanley defender Jack Burgess' back pass to the goalkeeper, however Mohahmed again cleared the lines for the home side.

Just before the break it looked as if the Clarets took the lead as Tyler Shrimpton's corner was latched onto by Scott Wilson, however his header kissed the post as it fizzed wide.

After the break it was Accrington who came out raring to make the difference, as Moran found wing back Adam Cooper just outside the box for an effort that flew just over the bar.

The Clarets, though, grabbed the winner just past the hour mark though as Olatunde Bayode worked brilliantly, taking on Cooper from a corner before cutting inside the box and squaring the ball for Wilson to smash home.

Accrington looked to reply late on as Joe Rathbone saw his effort 25 yards out fly wide of Wusiewicz's goal.

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