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Youths Put Vale To The Sword

27 March 2017

Burnley's youth team kept up their excellent league form after securing a fourth win in five games with a convincing 4-2 victory over Port Vale.

Despite Vale taking the lead early on, a first half brace from Tinashe Chakwana and a goal from Dwight McNeil, pictured above, gave the Clarets a healthy half time lead.

The visitors pulled one back just after the restart before Oliver Younger ensured Burnley took all three points with a goal in the 84th minute.


Oliver Younger

The young Clarets started the game on the front foot and had the ball in the back of the net just minutes in, however Harry Limb was flagged offside after receiving the ball from Chakwana in the area.

Port Vale were not hanging around though and when they were awarded their first corner of the match they made it pay as the Vale centre back rose highest to nod home past Connor King.

Burnley were not behind for long though as Chakwana provided McNeil with a neat pass before the winger turned and drilled in an effort to pull the scores level.

Michael Duff's side looked to have recovered after the nervy start, and doubled their lead when they were awarded a penalty after a push in the area from a corner.

Up stepped the in-form Chakwana, who smashed the ball into the top corner to give the Clarets the lead.


Tinashe Chakwana

Minutes later the young forward got his second and Burnley's third after breaking through on goal one-on-one with the goalkeeper before slotting home to give the youngsters a half time 3-1 lead.

Vale came out on the front foot in early stages of the second half and made Duff's men pay, after a Burnley corner the Valiants burst forward sparking a counter attack, before the Port Vale forward finished the move after slamming in an effort from just inside the box.

Despite the away side's best efforts on getting an equaliser it was the hosts who secured all three points late on as Younger met McNeil's cross and glanced home a header.

BURNLEY: King, Egan, Younger, Wilson, Shrimpton, Chakwana (Limb 60) Yari, Fenton, McNeil, Wood, Limb (Trialist 60).

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