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Youths Maintain Title Challenge

10 April 2017

Burnley's youth side continued their pursuit of leaders Blackpool with after beating Tranmere Rovers 4-2 to ensure their sixth successive win.

Despite Tranmere taking an early lead, a brace from Harry Limb just before the break put the Clarets ahead at the break.

Dwight McNeil got on the scoresheet early into the second half and Tinashe Chakwana, pictured above, grabbed his 15th of the season to put Burnley 4-1 ahead, with Rovers pulling one back late on.

Tranmere started off on the front foot following a nervy start from Michael Duff's side, and took the lead just before the 10 minute mark through forward Udeyo Akpan, who slotted in from just inside the area.

Burnley were pushing for an equaliser as the first half ticked on and got one when Limb found space outside the box to fire home into the bottom corner.

Limb then got his second just before the break as McNeil worked well out wide before squaring to the former Boston United striker, who poked in to give Burnley a 2-1 lead.

The Clarets came out with their foot on the gas in the second half and got a deserved third when McNeil let fly from 30 yards.

And despite Rovers’ best efforts it was the young Clarets who got the next goal, as in-form striker Chakwana smashed home with only two minutes to go.

There was consolation for the hosts when Connor King picked up a pass back and was punished form the resulting free kick.

And the hosts ended the game with 10 men following a red card for a foul on Jordan Cropper.

BURNLEY: King, Egan, Younger (Moss 62), Wilson, Koiki, McNeil, Howarth, Yari (68 Shrimpton), Chakwana, Wood (Cropper 75) Limb (Bayode 70).

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