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U18s: Burnley 1-4 Rochdale

3 March 2016

The Youth Team made it back-to-back wins on Saturday as they recorded a 4-1 win over Burnley.


Japhet Mata netted a brace, while Callum Schorah and Declan Evans were also on the score-sheet.

Dale raced into an early lead, scoring three goals within the opening the 14 minutes of the match.

The game was just a minute old when Mata finished beyond the Burnley 'keeper from close range after getting on the end of a re-bound.

Six minutes later and he doubled Dale's advantage, heading home a delivery into the six-yard box.

Full-back Schorah netted Rochdale's third in the 14th minute, as he matched a swift move forward and slotted the ball past the goalkeeper from 10-yards.

Burnley pulled one back midway during the first half, but Dale restored their three goal advantage shortly after the hour mark from a corner. The 'keeper punched the ball clear as far as the edge area where it was sent back in. Evans swung a right boot, hitting home on the volley.  

Dale XI: Diba, Kisimba, Hollins, Evans, Schorah, Berry, Snalley, Mata, Smalley, Prescott, Gillam. Subs: Wade, Price, Chea, Piggott, Coyne.

You can view the goals on Dale PlayerHD


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