Winning start for youth team
Burnley won just six of 28 games last season in the Youth Alliance News, but we’ve got off to a good start this morning with a 3-1 win at Fleetwood in our first game of the 2016/17 season.
First year scholar Dwight McNeil opened the scoring with his second goal at this level; he scored in a 6-1 defeat at Wrexham last season while playing as an under-16, and the other two goals came from Olatunde Bayode (pictured) who is now in his second year as a scholar. He scored twice last season, firstly in a 4-3 home win against Port Vale in which he scored the winner, and then against the same team in a 3-1 defeat.
The young Clarets continue next Saturday with a home game against Tranmere at Gawthorpe. The game kicks off at 11 a.m.