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Youths On The Charge

6 March 2017

Burnley's U18s continued their excellent run of form in the Youth Alliance League, after defeating Morecambe 1-0.

Tinashe Chakwana's second half goal proved to be the difference between the two sides, ensuring a third win in four games.

And with just one defeat in their last 10 league matches, the Clarets go into the final, few months of the season looking upwards.

The young Clarets dominated the first half, with Dwight McNeil coming very close early on as he drilled an effort just over the bar from 25 yards out.

Tommy Wood then got involved in on the action as he worked well outside the area before teeing up RJ Pingling in the box, who nodded a header just wide of the Morecambe goal.

Michael Duff's side were again close to breaking the deadlock on the half hour mark when U16 midfielder Kieron Yari played a neat pass out wide to Chakwana, who whipped in a fine ball for Wood to fire over from close range.

McNeil then came close again after rattling the woodwork from 30 yards out with a thunderous shot.

Burnley came out on the front foot again in the second half, and when McNeil's scuffed effort towards goal fell nicely into the feet of Chakwana (pictured, above), he had the simple task of tapping home from close range to give Burnley the lead.

The home side pushed for their second and came close when Wood was played in one-on-one with the Morecambe stopper, however the forward's effort was tipped just wide.

And despite dominating the majority of the game, Duff's side had to settle for the 1-0 victory and will look to build on that this weekend, at home to Wigan Athletic.

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