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Youth Team Quarter-Final On Tuesday

30 January 2023

Youth Team

Youth Team Quarter-Final On Tuesday

30 January 2023

The Youth Team return to cup action on Tuesday when they take on Lincoln City in the Youth Alliance Cup Northern Quarter-Final.

In the group stages, Dale beat Burton Albion, Mansfield Town and Stockport County. Their only loss came in a narrow defeat to Salford City.

With nine goals scored and only three conceded in their four group games, Dale finished the group in second place, on goal difference, with Mansfield taking the top spot. Both teams finished on nine points.

Their quarter-final opponents also finished second in their respective group. Like Dale, Lincoln were pipped to the number one spot on goal difference. Both Scunthorpe United and Lincoln ended up on eight points.

The Imps are currently undefeated in the competition with two wins and two draws. They drew 1-1 with Scunthorpe and Huddersfield Town, and were victorious against Walsall and Oldham Athletic.

Lincoln scored eight and conceded five in their group games.


Dale have been on a great run of form since Lee Thorpe’s arrival as the Under-18s manager, particularly in the league with a number of big wins. Just to name a few, they’ve beaten Walsall 5-1, Carlisle United 3-0 and Preston North End 4-1 during the last two months.

Their most recent game was a 2-2 draw against Oldham Athletic. Despite the spoils being shared, Dale will have been the happier side coming away from the game after Oscar Kelly's last gasp equaliser. Liam Anderson also got on the score sheet as the Youth Team came from behind twice in that game.

Dale will be hoping to repeat the feat that they managed to achieve two seasons ago, by going all the way and winning the competition.

But firstly, up next is Lincoln City on Tuesday. The game will kick-off at 2pm at Hyde United. Entry is free for any fans that are wanting to attend.

Full Address | Hyde United, Project Solar Stadium, Walker Ln, Hyde, SK14 5PL.

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