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Youth Report: Doncaster U18s 0-4 Bolton Wanderers U18s

22 August 2021

Bolton Under 18s continued their impressive start to their season with a comfortable 4-0 win in the Youth Alliance Cup.

Having made the journey across to Doncaster, the young Whites left with three points after a great display of possession-based football and attacking play.

The opening 20 minutes saw both teams create good goal-scoring opportunities which made for an exciting attacking game.

However, it wasn't long before Bolton took control when an unmarked Abdul Kamara slotted home the opener from a quickly taken free-kick.

The second soon followed - and what a great goal it was, as Joel Burgess finished neatly from great combination play and incisive passing.

Bolton were now cutting open Doncaster with ease and quickly added a third when the impressive Max Conway scored a penalty after Mitchell Henry was brought down.

The second half started the same way the first finished with Bolton dominating the game. Arran Pettifer scored Bolton’s fourth when he rose highest to head home and cap another incisive attacking move.

The Young Whites managed the game brilliantly from here and dominated possession to see out the final stages and secure the win.

Lead Coach Dave Gardiner said: “Our application to the game was excellent. We started the game quickly and could, and possibly should, have been 2-0up inside the first five minutes. We played with purpose, fluidity, and put together some great passages of play.

"What was really pleasing was we have been working hard on our finishing in and around the area and taking an extra pass to create better goal-scoring opportunities. It was great to see the hard work pay off as, recently we've created so many chances but not taken enough of them.”

Team Line up: Jack Dallimore, Joel Burgess, Max Conway, Noah Halford, Abdul Kamara, Matthew Tweedley (C), Arran Pettifer, Sonny Ahmed, Mitchell Henry, Max Wilcox, Danny Jones. Subs: Kian Le Fondre, Wesley Frimpong, Harrison Fleury.


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