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Burnley have gone down 2-1 today to Bury in the Lancashire FA Youth Cup, the winning goal coming in stoppage time at the end when penalties were looking a certainty.

Kwasinkosi Mpofu scored our goal

Kwasinkosi Mpofu scored our goal

It was a very young Burnley side with a number of the youth team left out because of Friday’s Premier League Cup tie at Blackburn. It left Michael Duff without the services of midfielder Mark Howarth and wide players NashĂ© Chakwana and Dwight McNeil while defenders Oliver Younger and Scott Wilson were on the bench.

Callum Styles, the player the last regime in charge of the youth department thought not good enough, who has already played first team football at Bury, gave the hosts the lead after a good start. He’d already set up two good chances, one of which coming back off the woodwork, before he placed a shot into the net from outside the box past Connor King.

Burnley did equalise just past the hour through left-back Kwasinkosi Mpofu with an outstanding free kick that found the corner of the net, but with those penalties looming, Styles was brought down by Tyler Shrimpton and Rob Harker scored the winner from the resulting free kick to see the Clarets fall at the first hurdle.

The team was: Connor King, Leighton Egan, Robert Moore, James Clarke (Scott Wilson 47), Kwasinkosi Mpofu, Tristan Jumeau, Tyler Shrimpton, Ethan Kershaw, Dylan Meredith, RJ Pingling, Tommy Wood. Subs not used: Marcel Wusiewicz, Oliver Younger.

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