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📺 Match Report: Under 18's Fight Back For Win

Our Youth team were back in league action again at the weekend and fought back from 1-0 down to snatch a late winner.

12 November 2017

Anne Boyers
Brandon Buckley in action for our Under 18s v Chesterfield

Town's U18’s took on Chesterfield at the weekend.

Chesterfield on an unbeaten run in five games, were always going to prove a tricky test for the young Mariners.

Bradley Football Development Centre was the location for Saturday morning’s clash.

Town started the brighter dominating possession in the early exchanges, without creating a clear cut opportunity but Burrell, Walker, Buckley, and Saunders constantly a thorn in the Spirites’ side.

Town continued to dominate possession throughout the half, Chesterfield created a few neat moves in wide areas without ever threatening Town keeper Ollie Battersby.

The score was all square at half time, with no real clear cut chances, and Mattie Pollock coming the closest with a scrambled shot from a corner.

Chesterfield started brightly in the second half, putting Town under pressure and pegging them back, but Town defended resiliently with Powles, Pollock, McMillan, and Davies holding strong.

Town the started getting a foothold in the game again when Kyle Richardson and Myles Lawman were dictating play from the middle of the pitch.

However, against the run of play, Chesterfield opened the scoring, after a deflected cross which was tapped in at the back post.

Town made all five substitutions and, within 20 minutes, it had paid off when Tom Jamieson's header was poked in at the back post by another substitute Jamie Goddard to take the score to 1-1 in the 88th minute.

Town were not done there though, some neat play on the left side by substitutes Slater, Flowerdew, and Curran, who managed to switch the ball for Goddard to be involved again. His deep cross was met by the head of Brandon Buckley to send the young Mariners into raptures.

Neil Woods men picked up all three points, as they now head to Hartlepool next Saturday.

Town: Battersby, McMillan, Davies, Lawman, Pollock, Powles, Buckley, Richardson, Burrell, Walker, Saunders.

Subs: Goddard, Curran, Slater, Jamieson, Flowerdew.

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