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Youth Lose Out In Cup

12 February 2015

Defeat To Tranmere In Lancashire Cup

Blackpool Youth are out of the Lancashire Cup after losing 2-0 away at Tranmere Rovers in the semi-finals.

The Seasiders' impressive performance fell just short against the Wirral outfit, with two set-piece goals proving the difference between the two sides.
Despite the defeat, Head of Coaching Richie Kyle remained upbeat about his team’s display against a Tranmere side currently vying for top spot in the North West Youth Alliance.

“The lads did well, we knew obviously we were going to be up against it with a young team because Tranmere are a good side who are fighting at the top of the league, so we knew it was going to be a tough cup game,” he said.

“The lads worked hard and they battled well, we stuck to a game plan but we got done on two set pieces and in the end that was the difference between the two sides."

With Kyle and his team just one game away from the final, the Liverpudlian said a defeat at this stage was tough to take.

“It’s disappointing to take, you never want to get beat in a semi-final. It’s more disappointing because of the fact that we knew whoever scored the first goal was probably going to go on and win it because it wasn’t a game of many chances.

“The goal just before half-time was hard to take, we were in control and I thought there was only one team at that stage that was going to score.

“I couldn’t have asked for anymore from the lads, it was a good performance and they worked extremely hard for each other and on another day we could have nicked the win," he added.

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