Report | Wanderers U18s 2-0 Blackpool U18s


Wanderers' Youth Team continued their perfect start to the season as they progressed to the semi-finals of The Lancashire FA Professional Cup.

The U18s started the game on the strong foot as Yestin Shakespear connected on the end of Conor Lewis’ near post cross but he couldn’t get his effort on target.

 A very competitive end-to-end first-half looked as though it would be a stalemate heading into the break. Joseph Toole had other ideas as he thumped home Sam Inwood’s corner at the back post in added time of the first-half to send the young Whites into the break with the lead at the Eddie Davies Academy.

Wanderers looked to built on the lead at the beginning of the second-half with Conor Lewis’ headed attempt from Leo Graham’s cross cannoning off of the post.


A few changes in the Whites’ camp saw David Abimbola one of those introduced and he made instant impact as he rose highest in the box from James Westwood’s cross. Abimbola’s across goal header hitting the frame of the bar.

After a lengthy period of added-time, it looked as though the Whites would hold out for a 1-0 win on home territory. However, Daeshon Lawrence added a second to secure the victory as he won the ball off the Blackpool goalkeeper and won the foot race between the two to fire the ball into an empty net.

The full-time whistle went after this play seeing the young Whites progress to the semi-finals of The Lancashire FA Professional Youth Cup.

Report by Ben Livingstone

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