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Under-18s held by Yeovil

11 September 2019


Under-18s held by Yeovil

11 September 2019

Under-18s boss Pete Haynes praised the defensive showing from his team after the Robins scholars were held to a 0-0 draw against Yeovil Town at the Energy Check Training Ground last Saturday.

In their latest EFL Youth Alliance run out, Haynes team followed up their defeat at Portsmouth with a point on home soil in a game that saw four under-16s players step up to be involved.

Harvey Skurek, Joe Hunt, Charlie Dashfield and Connor Jakeways all featured, while Jeff Putz from the Development side also played in midfield.

"We are pleased with the clean sheet," Haynes said reflecting on the game. "The team defended extremely well in what was a very physical and direct game.

"It was good exposure for the players to a style of football they are not used to playing against as Yeovil were very direct and the team defended well against this.

"Most pleasing was that there were three under-16s starting with an additional under-16 coming on from the bench.

"It is great to see the pathway for younger players and for them getting exposure earlier and earlier. Alongside this we've got Isaac Lawrence out on loan.

"The players didn't create as many opportunities as previous games and didn't dictate the game as much, which makes the clean sheet even more pleasing."

The under-18s are away from home this coming weekend with a long trip south to AFC Bournemouth.

UNDER-18s: F Lapworth, J Hunt, T Lawrence, G Horton, H Skurek, F Davis, J Putz, C Dashfield, A Evans-Harriott, C Stanton, A Basford

Substitutes: B Romais, J Marszalek, J Barlow, C Jakeways

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