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REPORT: Burnley U18s 1 Altinordu U18s 1

Honours shared for the Clarets in second CEE Cup match

26 July 2019

A youthful Clarets side fought back to claim a point against Altinordu U19's in the CEE Cup group B clash at the Evzena Rosickeho Stadium.

Altinordu took the lead through Mustafa Kaya in the fourth minute, before Michael Mellon, son of former Claret Micky, nodded home the equaliser early in the second half.

Tony Philliskirk’s side, which included three 15-year-olds in the starting line up of the U19 tournament, got off to the worst possible start.

Kaya struck home the opener into the bottom left corner with just four minutes played, leaving goalkeeper Lewis Thomas stranded.

However, 10 minutes later, the Clarets nearly had their equaliser as Ben Woods fired an effort inches wide of the post after some good build-up play.

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But with 16 minutes played the Turkish side nearly had a second, as defender Rahmi Salih Kaya rose highest in the area and crashed a header onto the post from a free kick.

The heat was playing its part again, as the temperature hit 30 degrees on the 20th minute mark, resulting in a drinks-break for both sides and a two-minute breather.

And as the half went on, Burnley looked bright and pushed to get themselves back into match.

Just minutes into the second half, the Clarets had their deserved equaliser when man of the match Mellon glanced home Wood’s corner.

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The Clarets then looked the most dominant with the ball and enjoyed plenty of possession, as they looked for a winner.

Substitute Joe McGlynn came close late on, as the forward's strike was well caught by Dagli.

However, despite the Clarets' best efforts at snatching a late winner, it wasn't to be as both sides settled for the point in the group B clash.


Philliskirk's side are next in action tomorrow (Saturday) against Slavia Prague  with a 15:30pm (14:30pm BST) kick off. Full preview online tommorrow morning. 

BURNLEY: Thomas, Rooney (Patterson 65), Conley, Carson, Rain, Fenlon, Woods, Moonan (Tucker 55), Eastmond, Mellon (McGlynn 62), George.

SUBS: Allen, Pruti, Chima, Armstrong, Connolly, Major, Murray.

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