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Youth report: Bury 2-0 Fleetwood Town

15 February 2016

Two goals before the break condemned Town to defeat

Fleetwood Town’s Under 18 side suffered a 2-0 away defeat to Bury on Saturday morning.

The Cod Army conceded twice in three minutes just before half time, leaving Nathan Rooney’s side with a difficult task in the second half.

Rooney made three changes for the game in Carrington, with Tre Sterling, Liam Woods and Jordan Hancox all returning to the starting XI.

It was an even start to the match, with neither side creating any clear cut chances. Bury centre back Liam Williams headed just wide from a corner, while Hancox then missed from a tight angle.

The best chance of the first half fell to Woods when Mamadou Djabi played him through, but he put it past the post under pressure from a covering defender.

The Shakers took the lead on 41 minutes as Dion Johnston crossed the ball into striker Harker, who laid the ball off to Bourne who hit a thunderbolt into the top corner.

The lead was doubled three minutes later when Nathan Turner prodded home from close range after a defensive mix up.

In the second half, Bourne nearly registered his second goal with a terrific free kick that whistled past the upright, before substitute Raquarn Crosdale spurned a great chance with a near post header.

Fleetwood substitute Dan Mooney made a good impact from the bench, and had both of the away side’s best efforts in the second half.

Despite battling hard throughout the second period, the Cod Army were unable to find a goal that would get them back into the game, and left Manchester disappointed.

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