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Townson: I'm Absolutely Delighted

John Townson impressed with performance and result

16 November 2018

The youth team got back to winning ways with a 6-1 win over Crewe Alexandra.

The biggest win of the season saw the Clarets rise to third in the U18 Professional Development League, ahead of Leeds United who are due to play on Saturday morning.

And U18s head coach John Townson hailed his team’s excellent performance, admitted it was an all-round good display.

He said: “I’m absolutely delighted with that. It was an excellent performance, pretty much start to finish.

“I'm really happy with the way we attacked and with the goals, but it was the work rate and togetherness that was extremely good.

“That was something we focused on a lot this week and the performance just topped it off.”

Fifteen-year old striker Lewis Richardson started up-front in a lone-striker role and capped a sensational debut with five of the six goals.

Townson said: “Lewis is delighted and rightly so. He was excellent today and I am really pleased for him.

“I’ve known him a few years now and he’s a level-headed lad, so I don’t think it well get to him at all”.

And with the FA Youth Cup date now set for the 11th December against Oxford United, Townson believes his side have to remain focused on the games before then and not let it become a distraction.

The Clarets have Leeds United, Nottingham Forest and Hull City to play in the U18 PDL before coming up against Oxford at Turf Moor.

Townson said: “One of the lads asked a question about it last week and I said to them that we have four games before then; three now.

“So, the focus is certainly on Leeds next week in the league, where we go again and look to get another result and a good performance."

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