Burnley Youth 2-0 United Youth

Last updated : 28 February 2011 By Thetashkentterror
With Ben Mckenna, Steven Swinglehurst and Josh Todd all unavailable due to first-team duties it was down to the absolute bare bones for United with the young Blues only able to name one substitute in first-year YTS frontman Adam Gill. Very early on in the game Jon Ball having to make a good save from Burnley's Ross Wilson as the home side put on some quick pressure.

The Clarets, at their Gawthorpe training centre, did take the lead in the fourth minute though when an attempted clearance by Kieran Cahill on a Mehdi Lazaar flick-on thundered into the midriff of Shay McCartan for a clear run in on the Cumbrians goal, the Ulsterman then delicately chipping Ball with a nice finish to make it 1-0 to the home side.

Phil Towler's mistake after 37 minutes in an uncharacteristic centre-half position then allowed Lazaar to streak away down the middle, round Ball and then slot a shot home into an empty net to make the scoreline 2-0. Carlisle did pick up the pace after the break however with Dave Symington going close with a couple of long distance shots and Mark Beck hitting the crossbar with a header from a corner as well as wasting a good chance late on.

It proved to be a fruitless search for even a consolation goal for the Cumbrians in the end though with the Clarets holding on for all three points. Next week comes another tough game for United too when they face Preston North End at home on Saturday morning, the Lilywhites, on penalties, having already knocked Carlisle out of the League Cup earlier this season.

Burnley line-up :

Josh Cook, Dean Overson, Tom Anderson, Neil Yadolahi, Ed Williams, Dave Lynch, Alex Mullin, Mehdi Lazaar, Shay McCartan (Steven Hewitt), Ross Wilson, Joe Jackson.

Unused substitutes :

Callum Jakovlevs, Alex Coleman, Curtis Woods.

United line-up :

Jon Ball, Lance McGlen, Phil Towler, Brad Potts, Kieran Cahill, Mark Sloan, David Symington, Paddy O'Brien, Matt Osmond, Dan Jones, Mark Beck.

Substitute :

Adam Gill.

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