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Bowley: Carlisle were well worthy of their win

11 February 2015

Young Cod Army fell to defeat in Cumbria on Tuesday

Fleetwood Town’s youth team succumbed to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Carlisle United on Tuesday afternoon.

The Cumbrians opened up a two goal advantage before the break however Town improved after the interval and performed well.

Craig Madden’s side were made up mostly of first year scholars, while two schoolboys were also involved in Cumbria.

After the game, youth team coach Mark Bowley said: “In the first half Carlisle played very well and passed the ball around nicely.

“Their first goal was probably one of the nicest goals I’ve seen. It was really good play and a fine finish from the lad.

“In the second half we asked the lads to play a slightly different system and it seemed to work as we put them under some pressure.

“We’ve got to be proud of the fact that we had two schoolboys playing for us, but all in all Carlisle deserved their win.

“The gaffer wants the second year lads to move on to the development squad which they’ve done, and we’re now looking for next year’s boys to come through.”

Town will be hoping to put an end to this sticky patch when they travel to face Port Vale in Staffordshire on Saturday morning.

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