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Youth Team Report | Rochdale 2-0 Morecambe

11 April 2022

Youth Team

Youth Team Report | Rochdale 2-0 Morecambe

11 April 2022

The Youth Team were 2-0 winners over Morecambe at the weekend.

Peter Thomas netted a brace in the victory. 

The forward opened the scorning after just six minutes when he broke away from a Shrimps corner, hitting the visitors on the counter-attack before running the length of the pitch and slotting into the bottom right hand corner. 

It had been all Dale applying the pressure during the open exchanges, although Morecambe did then come close with a free kick on 18 minutes. 

Rochdale nearly doubled their advantage soon after, but Thomas saw his effort cleared off the line. He then struck over the bar a short time later. 

On the half hour mark, there was some fantastic work by Ellis Craven, who pulled off a great double save to keep Morecambe out, before Cameron Kyle put in a timely block to ensure Rochdale’s lead remained intact. 

After the break, Thomas saw an effort across the face of goal travel narrowly wide, while Darren Ehimamiegho, too, came close to extending Dale’s lead, only for the ‘keeper to deny him. 

Rochdale still had to be alert, though, and Under-16 player George Nevett put in a great goal line block on 65 minutes to deny the visitors. 

There was a Dale double substitution ten minutes from time, as Paul Kyffin & Ehimamiegho made way for Joe Cunningham and Under-16 John Dunlop. 

And the side finally got their deserved second goal of the game with sixty seconds remaining. Anisio Jesus cut the ball back for Thomas who smashed it home to complete his brace. 

There was a third and final substitution in stoppage, with Under-16 Sam Smith replacing Bassitt Mandey. 

Dale XI | Craven, Caldwell, Watts, Nevett, Sutton, Kyle, Kyffin, Mandey, Ehimamiegho, Thomas, Jesus. Subs | Cunningham, Maclorg, Dunlop, Smith, Lawless. 

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