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Match Report - Fleetwood Town Youth 0-1 Bury Youth

12 October 2014

The young Cod Army went down narrowly at home to Bury

Fleetwood Town's youth side slipped to a narrow 1-0 defeat against Bury in the Youth Alliance League at Lytham on Saturday morning.

Despite having several chances, the solitary goal came after 35 minutes, with Hayden Fincher getting the winner for the Shakers with a well taken effort.

Craig Madden's young Fleetwood side started well early on, with the Cod Army attempting to dictate play in the opening exchanges.

It would be the hosts who would get the first chance of the game; central midfielder Conor Smith trying his luck from the edge of the box, but seeing his right-footed effort well saved.

Despite the early pressure, the Fylde Coast side were being reduced to half chances, with Mamadou Djabi and Jonny Conway both going close.

Bury then found their first opening of the game as George Miller headed just wide of Liam Bleeker's far post after half an hour.

Shortly after that though, the visitors would find themselves in the lead with Fincher giving the Shakers an opening goal after 35 minutes.

Fincher dispossessed Mamadou Djabi and raced through on goal before coolly slotting home.

At the other end, Fleetwood went in search of an equaliser, however they were unable to find a way past Bury keeper Rhys Williams, who denied Conway and Hancox as the half wore on.

The Shakers could have snatched a second themselves towards the interval however some last ditch defending by Danny Vile thwarted their opportunity.

Conor Smith then tested Williams with a rasping 30 yard effort which was palmed aside as the visitors went in with the lead.

Fleetwood started strongly after the break, with Michael Tetteh forcing Williams to tip the ball over the bar after breaking through on goal.

Bury then almost doubled their lead through Jake Durham; he jinked his way through on goal and unleashed an effort which almost found the bottom corner.

The Shakers later had a goal ruled out, with Miller adjudged to have been in an offside position after glancing a header beyond Bleeker.

Wes Nelson and Owen Bridge then came on for the young Cod Army as Fleetwood searched for an equaliser towards the hour mark.

Smith, as ever, was in the thick of it, and this time he went close with anther drilled strike which wen narrowly wide.

The visitors’ Anthony Dudley attempted an audacious left-footed volley which was tipped over by Bleeker, before Henry Wordingham also went close as the Shakers held on for the win.


Fleetwood: Bleeker, Vile, Muscat (C) Williams, Conor Smith, Andrew Smith, Glean, Tetteh, Hancox, Djabi, Conway.

Bury: Williams, Durham, Carson, Bourne, Fincher, Foulds, Miller, Burgess, Dudley, Mohammed, Wordingham.

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