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Centre of Excellence reports

3 September 2012

Latics play Clarets

LATICS' under-14 Centre of Excellence team made a whirwind start against Burnley establishing a 4-0 lead after 25 minutes.

Harry Fairhurst (2), Brad Kay and a penalty from a trialist made up their goal tally.

Latics failed to push on and eventually had to settle with a 4-1 victory.

Coach Chris Rowney described it as a good, positive start to the season but there is still a lot of room for improvement.

THERE was a well-earned 4-2 win by the under-10's against Burnley with the format split between four versus four and seven against seven.

Burnley took the lead, but Latics hit back through a Ben Fox screamer and further goals by Louie Bull, Liam Greenwood and Xander Small to establish a 4-1 lead.

Small's strike was also a memorable effort as he cut in from the right and found the bottom corner with a fantastic shot. 

THE under-11's were punished for a poor performance in one quarter as they lost 6-2 to Burnley.

They were 1-0 ahead at the end of the first quarter, but by half time found themselves 4-1 down.

Latics' goals were scored by Jayden Mitchell and Jayden O'Donnell.

A TRIALIST was on target for the under-12's who lost 3-1 at Burnley where both sides also hit the woodwork.

Goalkeeper Ciaran McCarthy had an excellent game for Latics while Matt Lasky and Harry Quick also played well.

THE under-13's lost 3-1 to Burnley in what was described as a fantastic game to watch between two well-matched teams.

Latics, whose goal came from a trialist, created chances which, on another day, might have gone in, but coach Gary Lewis said it provided a positive and encouraging start to the season.

ELLIS McDonald scored a consolation goal for Latics under-9's who were beaten 10-1 by Burnley.

Coach Tom Conroy said his youngsters, who were playing four-versus-four games, made a nervous start in their first game.

He added they eventually began to settle down and show promising signs for the remainder of the season.

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