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Youth Team's Unbeaten Run Continues

Posted: Mon 14 Oct 2013
Author: Sam Gilliland

Lomax On Target In 1-1 Draw

George Lomax grabbed another goal for the youth team – but their winning run ended in a 1-1 draw at home to Bury.

Richie Kyle’s side had won five on the bounce before the game at Squires Gate, and Lomax’s second-half equaliser – his fourth in three games – could have earned another victory.

But Bury struck in the first-half before holding on after had Blackpool levelled – the young Seasiders then banging on the door but finding no luck in front of The Shakers’ goal. 

And Kyle, Head of Coaching, admits Pool were devastated to come away with only a point after their second-half efforts - Lomax sliding under the goalkeeper before the forward onslaught.

“We should have won the game so we’re disappointed,” said Kyle. “We made a slow start and we weren’t at our best, but we dominated the second-half, although we left ourselves with too much to do in the end.

“It’s a positive to think we have been unbeaten for a while now, but the lads were devastated not to win the game, and it shows what it means to them, wanting nothing less than the win.”

With Joe Moulden still out, Harrison McGahey and Sam Staunton-Turner remained the centre back pairing, although Kyle revealed Moulden is back in training after troubles with his back. 

“Joe (Moudlen’s) scan results were clear and he’s been back in light training,” said Kyle. “We’ve missed Joe’s presence, although Sam (Staunton-Turner) has stepped in at the back and been a real leader alongside Harrison (McGahey).”

Next up for the youth team is a friendly at Bolton Wanderers on Tuesday at 11am. Kyle will use the match to help prepare for the trip to Morecambe next Saturday.

Kyle added: “The game against Bolton will keep the lads ticking over, and it will give some of the other players who have had less game time more involvement.”