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Rooney upbeat despite late setback against the Valiants

20 February 2016

Town's youth team drew 1-1 with Port Vale on Saturday

Youth team manager Nathan Rooney remained upbeat despite his side conceding late on to draw 1-1 at home to Port Vale on Saturday morning.

Michael Tetteh opened the scoring for the Cod Army in the first half, before they were pegged back in the 88th minute.

In an interview with the club’s website, Rooney concluded that a draw was a fair result at Lytham Cricket Club.

He said: “Port Vale were strong for large margins of the game. At 1-0 you want to see the game out, and we’ve been done with a set piece at the end.

“Elliott Wynne kept us in it just before that so I think a draw is probably a fair result. I’m happy with what we’ve come out with, it’s just unfortunate we didn’t do what we did against Carlisle.

“In the first half, after the initial ten minutes, I thought we could have ran away with the game. We were creating chances, but it was just being slowed down round the 18 yard box.

“We got the break through with a wonder goal from Michael Tetteh who dribbled 50, 60 yards up the pitch and then slotted it perfectly home, so a big well done to him.

Rooney also singled out the performance of goalkeeper Wynne, who produced a number of terrific saves to keep the visitors out.

“He’s definitely staked a claim today. We know what he can do. Elliott set some standards there, and he’s got to keep bringing his training form into the games. \

“Elliott’s a good personality and he’s got a lot out of his back four in front of him, and done his job very well as an individual.”

Rooney, who took over as under 18’s boss in July, said he continues to relish his role with the Cod Army.

Adding: “I’ve enjoyed it since day one. It was a very good move [for myself]. I think it’s rewarding and this club is very rewarding.

“You can see the pathway and you can see how people tick and work together. I will always bring enthusiasm to it every week, and I just hope that the lads can bounce off it.”

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