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Youth Team Report & Highlights | Blackpool 0-1 Dale

5 April 2021

Dale made it four wins from their last four on Saturday, beating Blackpool 1-0 at Myerscough College.

The only goal of the game came in the second half courtesy of a Luke Nock penalty and was enough for all three points.

Dale’s first sight of goal came when they won the ball back high up the pitch, with Joe Wright prodding a shot towards goal which had to be diverted behind for a corner.

The home side then had a chance of their own, Arnold Matshazi firing just wide after a cutback from the left.

Wright went close once more, this time his shot was held by Alec McLachlan in the Blackpool goal.

Then, a goalmouth scramble resulted in Peter Thomas firing a shot towards goal, but it was saved at point-blank range, after Louie D’Souza’s initial shot was spilled.

On the stroke of half-time, Ethan Pye found Chorlton with an excellent diagonal ball, but he flashed a shot just wide on his weaker left-foot.

It was in the second period when the deadlock was broken – Chorlton bursting into the area before being fouled – Nock stepped up and sent the ‘keeper the wrong way and put Dale into a deserved lead. 

Following the goal, Jack Moore was sent off for the home side for dissent, following an incident with the referee.

Dale defended resolutely and held out for a deserved victory on their travels, winning their fourth game on the bounce.

Chris Brown’s side can now look ahead to Tuesday’s Youth Alliance Cup Final against Grimsby Town with optimism and will be confident of getting some silverware.

DALE XI to face Blackpool | Chalton, Chorlton, Kinsella, Pye, D’Souza, Nock, Clarkson (18’), Kershaw, Scanlon, Thomas, Wright (70’).

SUBS | Kelly, Caldwell, Mialkowski (18’), Jesus (70’), Yaduat.


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