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Another Win For Oldham Athletic Youth Team

21 March 2016

A comfortable 3-0 victory over Doncaster Rovers extended the youth team’s winning run to six games.

Goals from Rory Middleton, Brendy Glackin and Dylan King secured the youngsters a valuable three points which lifted them to sixth in the Youth Alliance league table, seven points off leaders Scunthorpe United with three games in hand.

Speaking about the game, youth team boss Tony Philliskirk said: “It was a really good result against one of the best teams we have played this season. 

“They are a little bit older than us and had a lot of second years playing and were very physical, in a good way. 

"We had lost to them earlier in the season so we knew it was going to be tough but the lads have shown a great amount of determination and strong resolution recently. 

"We lost Lee Knight early in the game after a bad challenge in the opening couple of minutes. He has been excellent lately so it was disappointing to lose him and then we had to reshuffle the pack. 

"Rio Murray had to leave his striker role and play wide right and he’s got a great attitude and did a good job there. 

“We told them we needed a lot of discipline in the second half and to be strong and three minutes in Brendy Glackin scored a wonder goal. 

“We followed that up with a goal from a set piece by Dylan King to mark a great week for him to add a third. 

"That was on the hour mark and we were in a comfortably position and the lads saw the game out well. It was great to get the win and keep the clean sheet to keep our good run going. 

“That’s seven wins in a row now and shoots us right up the table.”

It’s a quick turnaround for the youth team as they face York City tomorrow: “If we get the three points there it pushes us right into the mix for the title. 

"It will be a difficult game as we are without Knight and King due to his international call up and we are struggling for under 16s because they are in school so we might have a bare 11.

"The lads have really got the bit between their teeth at the moment. We are on a bit of a roll at the moment and we have the cup semi final coming up against Bolton so we are hitting form at the right time.” 



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