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Youth Team Lose Out At Accrington

Under-18s On The End of 2-0 Defeat

19 February 2020

The under-18s fell to a 2-0 defeat against Accrington Stanley in the EFL Youth Alliance on Tuesday afternoon.

Despite having a few chances to get themselves back into the game, goals from Jack Doherty and Mitchell Nolan ensured the victory for the hosts.

The Seasiders started off the brighter of the two sides in wet and windy conditions. Tony Weston's cross fell to Rob Apter in the area, who volleyed towards goal, only for 'keeper Liam Isherwood to gather well.

It was Weston who had the next chance for the visitors. He worked his way into the area and hit a venomous shot towards goal which deflected behind for a corner. The set-piece was then cleared by Accrington.

Just before the half-hour mark, the hosts took the lead. Doherty lost his man and found himself free on the edge of the six-yard box, he took one touch and struck his effort across Charlie Monks and into the back of net to give Accrington the lead at the break.

Ten minutes after the break, Accrington managed to score their second of the game. After being brought down on the edge of the area, Nolan picked himself off the deck to line the free-kick up and chipped a left footed effort over the wall and into the top corner of Monks’ goal.

Looking for a way back into the game, Apter managed to get to the by-line and check back onto his right foot, he flashed the ball across the face of goal towards Sinclair, who couldn’t quite get on the end of the cross to turn home.

With just a minute left on the clock, Antwi found himself free on the left side of midfield, he strode into the box and got his shot away, but the on-rushing Isherwood denied him.

Both teams will now face each other again this weekend. 

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