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Youth Team

Youth Team Secure Late Victory At Fleetwood

27 July 2017

Youth Team

Youth Team Secure Late Victory At Fleetwood

27 July 2017

An injury time winner saw the Youth Team run out 2-1 winners in their penultimate pre-season friendly, away at Fleetwood Town.

The match was played at Pool Foot Farm, Fleetwood’s training ground, on Wednesday afternoon.

There was a lengthy stoppage in the first half when Louis White required stitches to a nasty head injury sustained in a challenge with a Fleetwood player.

Dale broke the deadlock in the 37th minute through Neil Kuemo, when he headed in Elliot Murray’s corner from close range.

It was a competitive match played in difficult, blustery conditions, and the hosts equalised in the 76th minute.

It looked as though the match was heading towards a stalemate, but a stoppage time own goal saw Dale seal victory.

Florian Yonsian, who replaced White in the first half, saw his cross turned into his own net by a Fleetwood defender.

The Youth Team’s final pre-season friendly is on Saturday 29th July, when they face Oldham Athletic at Chapel Road (11am kick-off).


Dale XI: Wade, Appiah, Ward, Renner, Kearney, Neild, White, Hopper, Bradley, Kuemo, Murray.

Subs: Yonsian, Kisimba, Piper, Hamzat, McConnell.


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