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Burnley Youths 4 Colchester Utd 2

9 September 2017

The youth team extended their unbeaten run to four games after defeating Colchester United 4-2 at Barnfield.

The Clarets, who scored four last week at Ipswich, got off to a dream start when Dwight McNeil's corner was nodded in at the back post by Tristan Jumeau.

Tristan Jumeau

Minutes later Danny Cadermarteri's side doubled the lead, when Jordan Cropper cut the ball back to McNeil in the area, who rifled an effort into the top corner with a sweet strike.

Dwight McNeil

The Clarets were cruising and had their third just after 20 minutes, as Cropper finished off a nice move after Leighton Egan found the attacker in the area.

Jordan Cropper

There was a more sedate start to proceedings in the second half, and despite coming close to a fourth, it was the away side who got the next goal, following a clever cut-back. 

And as the Clarets pushed to restore their two-goal lead, Colchester broke to set up a nervy end to the game with a second.

However, Burnley were able to hold United at bay before sealing a third win in four matches ni stoppage time, as Kian Yari found the net from 35 yards, after Cropper tackled the goalkeeper in no-man's land.

Kian Yari

The young Clarets are next in action away to QPR next Saturday (16th).

BURNLEY: Bruce, Moss, Clarke, Younger, Mpofu, Jumeau (Meredith 65), Yari, Kershaw, McNeil (Mupariwa 60), Cropper, Egan (Samms 70).

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