Wed 18
Gainsborough Trinity
Under 23's
Gainsborough Trinity 1 - 2 Cleethorpes Town [UNDER 21 MATCH REPORT]

Gainsborough Trinity 1 - 2 Cleethorpes Town [UNDER 21 MATCH REPORT]

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Encouraging signs for the future

Wednesday night saw a very young Owls U21 side sponsored by Ultimate Packaging , with just two over aged players , travel to Northolme to face Conference North side Gainsborough Trinity u21’s .

The Owls started with Mussellwhite in goal Cordingley, Keelan Taylor , Fidlin and Crawford in the back four and a midfield 3 of Mitch Taylor , Osbourne and Norburn . Parker , Overend and Kirton giving us our attacking threat .

A good start saw us go a goal up after 8 mins when a deflected Norburn free kick found Kirton and with a great first touch past the keeper he slotted the ball home for 1-0 .
The game settled down with both teams looking dangerous on the attack . On the half hour the Owls were forced into a change with Whall coming on . Overend was denied by the keeper and post in the latter stages of the first half and a good save from Mussellwhite at the other end saw the Owls go in 1 up at half time .

The second half started very similar to the first when on 55 minutes we was awarded a penalty after Parker tricked his way into the box and was fouled giving Overend the chance to double the lead which he did slotting to the keepers left . McGrath came on for Kirton after the hour and was denied by good goalkeeping after breaking through the Gainsborough back line . After an initial fine save from Musselwhite the ball fell to a Trinity striker who found the back of the net on 75 minutes which also saw Woods come on for Osbourne . Some solid defending from the Owls saw the game out and secure a fine 2-1 win .

Wouldn’t want to pick one individual out as everyone involved really put a shift in and is a sign of great promise for the future but a special mention to Callum Cordingley who at 16 years of age was solid both in his defensive job and decision making .
Many thanks to Gainsborough Trinity and to the Owls fans who traveled to support the lads UTO

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Wed 18, Oct 2017