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U18s Go Top After Draw With Tykes

1 October 2017

The high-flying U18’s soared to the top of the Professional Development League after a 1-1 draw at home to Barnsley.

Tristan Jumeau was on target as Danny Cadermarteri’s men to extend their unbeaten run to seven games.

And with leaders Nottingham Forest suffering defeat that meant the Clarets went top, with just one defeat in the opening eight games at a higher level.

Assistant manager John Townson said: “It’s probably another sign of how we have adapted to the league really.

“The opposition looked happy with a draw here and we are all disappointed we haven’t won the game, which is, in itself a good thing.

“Seventeen points from eight games, at more than two points a game, is absolutely excellent and the second half performance was much better than the first, which we have to be happy with overall.”

An even start to the game saw both sides create a couple of chances; Burnley coming closest when Jordan Cropper’s effort was struck just wide.

The hosts did finally find a way through on the half hour mark when Jumeau found time and space just outside the area, before finding the bottom corner.

However, the young Tykes struck back a minute later with a neat attacking move finished off with the Barnsley forward slotting home. 

There was little to separate the sides in the second half as both sides looked for the winner, and substitute Akim Samms came close when he weaved into the area before seeing his effort saved.

And despite Burnley’s best efforts at nicking a win late on, the visitors did well to keep them at bay and ensure a share of the spoils.

BURNLEY: Bruce, Moss, Clarke, Thomas, Mpofu, Jumeau (Fowler 81), Kershaw, Yari (Harris 87), Mupariwa, Meredith (Samms 76), Cropper. 


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