Late goal end youths winning run
Burnley’s run of consecutive wins in the Youth Alliance League came to a late end yesterday when Shrewsbury scored a goal deep into stoppage time to earn a draw and leave us with just the slightest chance of winning the title.
We fell 1-0 behind in just the ninth minute of the game but by half time we’d certainly turned the game in our favour. Nashé Chakwana (pictured) equalised on 20 minutes, turning home a Dwight McNeil cross and Tyler Shrimpton gave us the lead soon after when his corner went in off the far post.
It was 3-1 five minutes before half time when Olatunde Bayode scored from the spot having been brought down and it looked as though we were going to go on and secure the points for win number nine.
Shrewsbury did pull one back but when Chakwana got his second and our fourth just past the hour it looked as though we’d go on and win comfortably, but the Shrews had other ideas. They scored again with 14 minutes remaining and then got their equaliser in the second and last minute of stoppage time to leave us needing a win in the last game against Accrington to ensure second place and still give us a chance of winning the league should Blackpool lose.
The team was: Connor King, Leighton Egan, Oliver Younger, Scott Wilson, Ali Koiki, Olatunde Bayode (Jordan Cropper 87), Kian Yari, Tyler Shrimpton, Dwight McNeil (Tristan Jumeau 67), Nashé Chakwana, Harry Limb (Tommy Wood 62). Subs not used: Marcel Wusiewicz Dan Moss.Share this page :