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Goals from Dara Costelloe and Benn Ward have given the under-21s a 2-0 win at Wigan this afternoon in the Professional Development League.

Burnley fielded a strong team defensively, with long serving Kevin Long lining up alongside summer signings CJ Egan-Riley and Luke McNally. Otherwise, it was a regular looking under-21 team that took to the field at the DW Stadium.

Our opening goal came just past the hour when Ne-Jai Tucker played in Dara Costelloe (pictured) to slide the ball in for the opener. The second came six minutes from time. It gave Tucker a second assist of the afternoon, this time from a corner that was headed home by substitute Benn Ward.

It’s taken our current run to four wins and a draw in our last five league games.

The teams were;

Wigan: Owen Mooney, Kieran Lloyd, Charlie Hughes, Rarmani Edmonds-Green, Tom Pearce, Jordan Cousins, Babajide Adeeko, Luke Brennan (Joe Adams 79), Chris Sze (Abdi Sharif 64), Gwion Edwards (Dylan Dwyer 89), Josh Stones. Subs not used: Tom Watson, Ethan Mitchell.

Burnley: Dennis Franchi, CJ Egan-Riley, Kevin Long (Benn Ward 70), Luke McNally, Owen Dodgson, Ne-Jai Tucker, Joe Bauress, Mark Helm, Marcel Lewis, Dara Costelloe (Trialist 90+1), Seb Thompson (Michael Mellon 70). Subs not used: Luke Thomas, Will Hugill.

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