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Match Report: Burnley Youth 0-1 Fleetwood Town Youth

24 August 2015

Youth team have picked up seven points out of nine

Fleetwood Town’s youth side recorded their second straight league victory with a narrow 1-0 triumph away at Burnley on Saturday morning.

Mamadou Djabi netted the solitary goal in the second-half, as the young Codlings continued their bright start to the North West Youth Alliance season.

The result means Nathan Rooney’s youngsters are unbeaten so far this season, after a 5-2 win away at Carlisle United last weekend and a 2-2 draw at Port Vale on the opening day.

Town were first to trouble either back-line, with midfielder Michael Tetteh fizzing a free-kick from the left hand side into the area, though the Clarets defence cleared their lines.

At the other end, Burnley found their inaugural opening of the fixture, but goalkeeper Max Johnstone was equal to a fierce effort from forward Khiuz Metz.

Johnstone had to be on his guard from the resulting Clarets corner – this time he acrobatically clawed defender Lewis Norvock’s towering header away from goal.

As the half progressed, Burnley looked to take the lead however the Town defence, spearheaded by skipper Andrew Smith, remained firm to see out the goalless half.

Following the interval, Fleetwood would be the first ones out of the traps, though efforts from Djabi and Liam Wood failed to test Tony Aghayere in the home goal.

Metz would have another opportunity to break the deadlock, but could only direct his header straight into the hands of the Johnstone.

The Cod Army were keen to take the game to their opponents, with Tetteh blazing a free-kick over the bar as Town looked to press on in search of a winning goal.

Fleetwood edged into the driving seat on 70 minutes courtesy of a strike from in-form forward Djabi.

He latched onto a neat through ball, before shrugging off his nearest man to coolly place the ball beyond the on-rushing goalkeeper.

Burnley went in search of an equaliser towards the end of the game, but Rooney’s side would take maximum points back to the Fylde Coast.

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