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Youths Pegged Back In Dramatic Draw

13 March 2017

There was last-gasp heartbreak for Burnley's U18s after conceding a 90th minute equaliser in the 3-3 home draw against Wigan Athletic.

The Clarets, who led 2-0 with just 10 minutes gone through a Tinashe Chakwana brace, had their lead pegged back before a Latics’ own goal looked to have earned a fourth win in five games.

However, the visitors struck late on to earn a dramatic share of the spoils.

The young Clarets started off on the front foot and took the lead with just seven minutes gone, when Chakwana, pictured above, tapped in from close range following Dwight McNeil's corner.

Within three minutes Burnley doubled their lead after Chakwana latched onto Tristan Jumeau's pass, before finding the top corner with a sweet strike.

The visitors, seeking a lifeline, came close just before the break when forward Callum Lang hit an effort just wide of Connor King's goal.

However the Latics did come out on the front foot in the second half and got what they deserved as Lang played a neat one-two with Chris Sang, who slotted home past King.

Michael Duff's side were further punished on the hour mark when Lang was found unmarked in the area to fire home and level the scores.

Burnley regained the lead when Chakwana charged down Anthony Platt and the defender could only scoop the ball straight over Theo Roberts in the Wigan goal.

And despite threatening a fourth goal, it was the visitors who struck in the last minute of the game, as a Latics midfielder weaved around the edge of the area before firing home.

BURNLEY: King, Clarke, Younger, Wilson, Koiki (Trialist 45), Jumeau, Shrimpton, Yari, McNeil, Chakwana, Wood (Trialist 45).



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