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Burnley Youths 3 Fleetwood Youths 0

1 April 2017

Burnley's youth team kept up their hot pursuit of league leaders Blackpool with an eighth win in 10 games to dispose of Fleetwood.

Harry Limb gave the young Clarets the perfect start with just seven minutes gone before Tommy wood doubled the lead just before the break.

And just 10 minutes into the second half centre half Scott Wilson, pictured above, made it three to seal a fifth successive win.

Michael Duff's side came into this game knowing a win – coupled with defeat by Blackpool - could take them joint top and they started off brilliantly as Tinashe Chakwana burst forward before finding Limb, who slotted home to give the hosts the lead.

Fleetwood looked to have pulled one back just before the 20 minute mark as Gerard Garner tested Clarets stopper Connor King, who held the shot well.

However. it was Burnley who got the second goal of the afternoon as Chakwana did well down the right before finding Wood in the area, who had the simple task of tapping in from close range.

The weather took a turn for the worst just before the break and torrential rain poured down throughout the remainder of the game.

The next goal was going to prove to be vital and it was Duff's side who got it when Dwight McNeil's shot was parried out into the path of defender Scott Wilson who slammed home the third of the game.

Despite Fleetwood's best efforts at trying to pull one back it looked like the Clarets would get the next goal as Chakwana found Wood in the area and his shot was blocked.

Town forward Daniel Mooney then hit an effort from 25 yards which floated just over King's bar with the visitors’ best chance of the afternoon.

BURNLEY: King, Egan (Moss 56), Wilson, Younger, Koiki, McNeil (74 Mpofu), Yari, Shrimpton, Chakwana, Wood, Limb (Bayode 62)

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