Two own goals, a penalty and eventually a point
Burnley’s youth team looked to be coasting to a third successive win, and a comfortable one at that, when they went 3-0 up just past the half hour against Ipswich Town, but in the end we had to fight back to equalise in a game that ended 4-4.
It all started well for the young Clarets. We were in front in under three minutes through and own goal and then hit the home side with a double whammy just past the half hour with first Dwight McNeil and then James Clarke scoring.
All looked good, even though Ipswich pulled one back very quickly with an own goal, but they gave notice that the game might not be over five minutes before half time when they pulled another goal back from the penalty spot. There had been four goals in the last quarter of an hour in the first half.
The second half was a much quieter affair in terms of goals, or so we thought. There were no more until the 68th minute when Ipswich equalised and then the unthinkable happened when they took the lead with 15 minutes remaining.
Burnley quickly drew level when central defender Oliver Younger (pictured) hammered the ball home from inside the box to take the score to 4-4 and that’s how it ended.
The third successive win didn’t happen but that’s now three games without defeat for the under-18 team whose next game is at home against Colchester a week today.
The Burnley team was: Adam Bruce, James Clarke, Oliver Younger, Scott Wilson, Kwasinkosi Mpofu (Leighton Egan 67), Tristan Jumeau, Ethan Kershaw, Dan Moss (Will Harris 80), Dwight McNeil, Kian Yari, Michael Fowler (Jordan Cropper). Subs not used: Marcel Wusiewicz, Bobby Thomas.Share this page :