Match Report: Youth Team Leave It Late Against Preston

Rowan Roache scored a last-gasp goal which secured a 1-0 win for the youth team against Preston North End on Saturday.

The substitute broke the deadlock in the final embers of the match with a rasping half-volley that left the goalkeeper with no chance.

Ciaran Donnelly’s side had a quiet first half but increased the tempo to dominate the game and deserve all three points.

Just a few minutes into the second-half, Anthony Cato shot from point blank range but was denied by a magnificent save by the sprawling goalkeeper who was on the floor.

Just a few moments later, Caleb Richards ventured forward and did well to create space and test Callum Roberts.

Kit Gregory also went close when Roache crossed the ball to Dylan Sumner, who knocked it down to Gregory, who in turn saw his effort go just over the bar for a corner.

Alieu Njie, who looked dangerous throughout, spurned a great opportunity when he was unable to direct Roache’s cross on target

At the other end, Blackpool defended well when called upon, leaving Myles Boney with a quiet 90 minutes in goal.

Overall, it was a well-earned three points for the youth team, who dominated the game after Roache came onto the pitch.

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