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Under-19s progress in League Cup

15th October 2018

Goals from Harry Thompson, Aston Harrison, and Ethan Henderson secured a 3-1 victory for City over Preston North End Myerscough in the first round of the National League Under-19 Youth Alliance League Cup.

City took the lead after half an hour when midfielder Thompson scored with a freekick but Myerscough levelled from the penalty spot on the stroke of halftime.

Winger Aston Harrison restored City's advantage with a deflected shot in the second half before substitute Ethan Henderson wrapped things up with a calm finish following a cross from Charlie Jebson-King.

Head of Youth Dan Wilson said: "The boys handled the game well and got a good result against a fairly good team.

"We had started brightly and dominated the early stages but Myerscough got a foothold in the contest after we lost Luke Stuart to injury after 10 minutes and changed formation. The lads were a bit deflated at halftime but they had done OK and controlled possession."

Manager Sam Collins spoke to the players at halftime and the team responded with two goals in the second half.

"He went through some basics and the players went about the second half in a good manner," said Wilson. "We created a lot of chances and caused them a lot of problems."

Wilson praised midfielder Archie Whitfield for his 'hard work and determination' and also highlighted the influence of first year professionals Ryan Whitley and Josh Rogerson at the back for City.

City: Whitley; Rogerson, Stuart (Whitfield 10), Watson; R.Harrison (Binsley 80), Thompson (D.Jackson HT), W.Jackson, Jebson-King; Overton; Ventura (Henderson 60), A.Harrison. Unused substitutes: Teale.

Photo: Midfielder Archie Whitfield, centre, was praised for his 'hard work and determination' against Preston North End Myerscough by Head of Youth Dan Wilson. Picture courtesy Ken Allsebrook.


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