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Dev Squad Defeated By Strong Cumbrians

12 October 2016

The Clarets Development Squad suffered a 5-1 defeat to Carlisle United in the wake of their Premier League Cup loss at Blackburn

This was the first game since the defeat at Ewood Park two weeks ago and, against an experienced Carlisle side littered with first team experience across the English divisions, a Clarets side featuring eight U18 players felt the full force.

The Cumbrians got off to a great start as Alexander McQueen's cross fell to Derek Asamoah, the experienced striker who scored at Anfield two years ago for Carlisle in the League Cup.

And he made no mistake, slotting home past Connor King to put the visitors ahead in the second minute.

Two minutes later the away side had doubled their lead through an almost identical move for the first goal, with Asamoah again converting.

With Carlisle first team manager Keith Curle observing from the sidelines, it was just the 10th minute when his side struck again, as a short corner came out to former Claret Joe McKee, who curled a sublime 20-yarder into the bottom corner.

Young forwards Tinashe Chakwana and RJ Pingling faced a battle against former Shrewsbury skipper Mark Ellis and ex-Peterborough centre half Shaun Brisley.

And when Brisley found Jamie Devitt with a long ball upfield, the former Bradford attacker played in McKee, who bagged his second to make it 4-0 with just 20 minutes gone.

The Clarets did grab a consolation goal just past the hour mark, as Tinashe Chakwana was there to tap home after Brad Jackson's shot parried out into the youngster’s feet.

But it was the experienced visitors who regained their four-goal advantage late on, as Asamoah was there to complete his hat-trick just before the final whistle.

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