Youth Team Report: Fleetwood Town 1-2 Bolton Wanderers

The Young Whites took all three points with an outstanding display of attacking football at the weekend. Two quick goals early in the second half secured the victory for the Wanderers.

The first 20 minutes was a tense affair with no side really creating any clear goal scoring opportunities, but Bolton got stronger as the half went on and should have taken the lead when Danny Jones was fouled in the penalty area.

Arran Pettifer stepped up to take the penalty but saw it brilliantly saved by the Fleetwood Keeper to turn it round the post.

Bolton continued to push for the opening goal but just couldn't finish off their chances. in front of goal.

The second half started the same way the first finished with the Young Whites getting in behind the Fleetwood defence on numerous occasions.

A goal finally arrived when Max Wilcox anticipated the ball breaking to him and drove into the area to fire past the Fleetwood keeper.

The second goal quickly followed after a great move which started by playing out from the back and the ball found its way to the impressive Daniel Jones, who crossed it into the danger area and was eventually turned into their own net by a Fleetwood defender.

The game then got heated, with both Fleetwood and Bolton being reduced to 10 men and a number of yellow cards handed out.

Bolton continued to push forward but needed to be more clinical in front of goal as they continued to create chance after chance.

A lot of credit had to go to Fleetwood on the day, as they never gave up and got handed a lifeline when, after some poor defending, they pulled a goal back with 10 minutes to go.

Wanderers went on to see out the last 10 minutes comfortably and register three more points and remain unbeaten in the Youth Alliance League this campaign.

Lead Coach Dave Gardiner said: "I am so proud of the players today. Today, each player individually was outstanding.

“They have been playing some great football but not getting the results they deserve. Some of the attacking football today was a pleasure to watch and it’s only a matter of time before we turn more of our clinical chances into goals.”

Team: Litherland, Conway, Burgess, Colvin, Halford, Tweedley, Pettifer, Wilcox, Jones, Henry, Toure.

Subs: Harrison, Pinto, Sharples, Dallimore


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