Report | Morecambe U18s 2-3 Wanderers U18s


Wanderers' youth side left it late against a strong Morecambe outfit as the young Whites go up to third in the EFL Youth Alliance North West table.

An injury hit Wanderers side saw all of the bench made up our U16’s group. Oliver Smith and Anthony Pinto missed out again through injury with Sean Hogan rested after his injury scare last week.

It was a bright start from the young Whites side who created chances in the opening 15 minutes but couldn’t convert.

Morecambe started to lay on the pressure and their first chance whistled just wide of Jack Dallimore’s goal.

It took a moment of beauty from 16 year old Conor Lewis to break the deadlock as he unleashed a deadly strike into the bottom corner from David Abimbola’s well timed lay-off.

Morecambe thought they had one back just before the half-time whistle but Dallimore got down to his left to divert the ball around the post.

Wanderers went into the break with a slender lead and came out early in the second-half looking to add to it.

However, Morecambe had other ideas as they made a break down the left before a ball across goal left Dallimore with no chance and leveled the match.

A quick response from Wanderers when the referee pointed to the spot after he deemed a challenge on Harry Leigh enough for a spot kick.

The young Whites had missed a penalty in two of their last three matches but Daeshon Lawrence stood up to the task and sent the Morecambe goalkeeper the wrong way.

Injuries presented a chance for Corey Nuttall to gain more minutes at U18 level and he was introduced for Daeshon Lawrence with 20 minutes left on the clock.

With only five minutes to go Morecambe found an equalizer.

Straight from kick-off a looping ball over the Morecambe defense allowed Abimbola to use his strength before cannoning a strike into the roof of the net to seal a late win for the young whites.

A great three points for Wanderers which sees them leapfrog their opponents up to third place.


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