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Nottingham Forest U18s 1 Burnley U18s 1

Young Clarets remain unbeaten in four

13 October 2018

The youth team remain unbeaten in their last four now, after picking up a point away to Nottingham Forest in a 1-1 draw.

The Clarets came into the game off the back of three consecutive wins.

However, Forest put a holt to the visitors winning streak, as the spoils were shared at the Nigel Doughty Academy on a windy afternoon in the East Midlands.

Despite the Clarets not taking all three points, John Townson was pleased to see his side get something from the game and remain unbeaten in four.

He said: "Im very happy with many aspects of the performance, We worked hard in training this week and knew we had to be solid and play from our shape from the off.

"Its dissapointing not to win the game, as they scored from a penalty which looked very soft.

"But its great going four unbeaten and the lads are responding well to our methods.

"The pleasing thing in this mini-run has been the performances and attitude of the players".

Burnley started the match brightly and came close early on, Matty O’Neil found the back of the net after good build-up play, however his effort was ruled out for offside.

Forest then took the lead with 22 minutes played, as the hosts were awarded a penalty.

Terry Mupariwa was accused of bringing down the Forest midfielder in the area, who then picked himself up and slammed home from the spot.

However, The Clarets were not behind for long as they snatched the equaliser minutes later.

Mupariwa redeemed himself from the foul and played a delightful through-ball into the path of Chris Conn-Clarke, who coolly slotted home from close range.

Michael Fowler was introduced 10 minutes into the second half and the forward came close to giving Burnley the lead.

The 17-year old cut inside the box, before striking straight at the keeper’ from close range

Despite both sides best efforts at snatching a winner, the weather had the last say, as the powerful winds controlled plenty of the play throughout the afternoon.

The young Clarets are next in action on October 20th at the Barnfield Training Centre against Hull City.

BURNLEY: Allen, Patterson, Thomas, Pruti, Rain, Mupariwa, Yari, Smith, Conn-Clarke, O’Neil (Fenlon HT), George (Fowler 56).

Unused: Brennan, Calderbank-Park, Chima.


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