Wanderers progress to Lancashire FA Professional Youth Cup Semi-Finals
Bolton Wanderers Under-18s overcame treacherous conditions to come out on top in a five-goal thriller against Morecambe on Tuesday.
Facing off at a sodden Lostock in the Lancashire FA Professional Youth Cup quarter-finals, the young Whites took a deserved first half lead through Matthew Fearnley as the under-16s forward calmly slotted home following good build-up play from Alex Perry and Enock Likoy-Elumba.
A goalkeeping error gifted Morecambe an equaliser following the interval, but Perry fired Bolton back ahead soon afterwards as he volleyed home following a corner.
Substitute Alex Samizadeh then sealed victory for the Trotters with a well-taken individual goal, cutting in from the right before thundering home into the bottom corner from the edge of the box.
The visitors pulled a second goal back late on, but Wanderers held on to secure their place in the semi-finals of the competition.
After the game, Under-18s coach David Lee told bwfc.co.uk; "On a heavy wet pitch, the players showed a great determination to play the right way.
"We dominated the first half, and scored a well worked goal. They equalised because of an individual error, but we responded very well to re-take the lead and get the win.
"Overall it was a pleasing hard-working performance and we thoroughly deserved to go into the semi finals."
Bolton: Turner, Grant, Spooner, Honeyball, Grivosti, Perry, Palmer, Allen (Earing 60) Likoy-Elumba, Fearnley (Samizadeh 75), McKenna.
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