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Report: Blackpool Youth 0-0 Fleetwood Town Youth

24 November 2015

Young Cod Army picked up a good away point

Fleetwood Town’s youth team shared the spoils against neighbours Blackpool at Squires Gate on Tuesday afternoon.

Clear cut chances throughout the game were at a premium, with both sides having to settle for a point on a windswept day on the Lancashire coastline.

Nathan Rooney was without skipper Andy Smith and forward Louis Myers for the trip to Pool, as the duo were away with Barry Nicholson’s development squad.

It would be Blackpool who created the first chance when Elliot Pond took the ball around Elliot Wynne, however mistimed the subsequent shot and skewing his effort into the side-netting.

Wynne was called into action shortly afterwards, diving low to his left to keep out a drilled shot as Pool looked to gain the initiative.

Mamadou Djabi then did well to chase the ball on the byline, and after teeing the on-rushing Tre Sterling, the Northern Ireland youth international saw his shot valiantly thwarted by goalkeeper Miles Boney.

Full-back Wesley Nelson then linked up well with winger Jordan Hancox, but after cutting inside, the latter’s shot ricochet off a defender. 

Wynne had to be on his guard once more after being forced to save smartly from Rowan Roache’s powerful free-kick from 30 yards.

Doyle was next to go close for the hosts, but could only direct his glancing header wide of the post, in what was the final opportunity of the half.

As the second half resumed, Fleetwood had a flurry of half chances and went close through Djabi and Gerard Garner.

Pool used the weather conditions to aid their attacking threat, though Nelson and fellow centre-back Lewis Baines dealt with the challenge well.

Djabi then spurned a glorious chance for Rooney’s side after sprinting clear of his marker, as the Liverpudlian could only lift his shot way over the crossbar.

Wynne acrobatically punched away Tyler Rufus’ left-footed pile-driver from the edge of the penalty area in the dying embers.

A point gained for Fleetwood, who next face Tranmere Rovers in the North West Youth Alliance league a week on Saturday.

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