A point for the under-21s
Burnley faced a tough test this afternoon against Bristol City in the Professional Development League with our visitors looking for a win that would take them top of the south group.
In a relatively quiet first half, Bristol City initially looked the more likely but we grew into it as the half progressed and came closest to an opener when City goalkeeper Josey Casa-Grande saved well to deny Jez Davies.
Still goalless at half time, that quickly changed at the start of the second half as we first took the lead only to be pegged back almost immediately. Joe Bauress played the ball through for Will Hugill who found Joe Westley with a pass across to the right. Westley scored comfortably.
Just seventy seconds later, and only fifteen seconds after restarting, Bristol City were level when Seb Palmer-Houlden fired home a left wing cross.
We were almost back in front immediately when Hugill went so close following a ball from Tom Tweedy but we had some defending to do at times with Denis Franchi looking secure in front of a defence that got good blocks in.
Both sides had opportunities but the last one came deep into stoppage time when Seb Thompson, who had come on as a substitute saw his shot from outside the box go just over the bar.
A draw it was from an entertaining game and a result that was a fair one.
The teams were;
Burnley: Denis Franchi, Trialist, Dan Sassi, Jack Turner, Brad Grant, Jez Davis, Joe Bauress, Tom Tweedy (Seb Thompson 59), Will Hugill, Renaldo Torraj, Joe Westley. Subs not used: Harry Moss, Alex Healy-Byrne, Wiktor Gromek, Kian Le Fondre.
Bristol City. Josey Casa-Grande, Harry Leeson, Callum Wood, Omar Taylor-Clarke, Duncan Idehen, Zac Bell, Elijah Morrison, Ben Acey, Olly Thomas, Tommy Backwell, Seb Palmer-Houlden. Subs: Joe Duncan, Ewan Clark, Kai Churchley, Marlee Francois, Jed Meerholz.Follow UpTheClarets:
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