Match Report: Youth Team Secure North West Youth Alliance Title

The youth team sealed the North West Youth Alliance league title in style with a 3-0 win against Morecambe.

Will Dunne broke the deadlock in the first-half before a quick-fire double from Ben Jacobson and Ewan Bange, just after the interval, secured the win.

However, it wasn’t all one-way traffic for Blackpool, with Jack Sims saving an early penalty whilst the score was 0-0.

The victory meant that Ciaran Donnelly’s side finished the league season two points ahead of second-placed Burnley.

Despite a late change to the starting line-up after Denzel Williams injured himself in the warm-up, The Seasiders dominated the early possession.

Shortly after the quarter-hour mark, The Seasiders suffered a scared as Sebastien Des Pres was dispossessed and the midfielder gave away a penalty when trying to win the ball back.

Luke Fairclough stepped up to take the spot-kick but Jack Sims dived the right way and saved it.

At the other end, Bange poked the ball just wide of the post.

The deadlock was broken in the first-half after a cross was cleared as far as Dunne, who scored with a close-range volley.

Half-Time: Blackpool 1 Morecambe 0

Within minutes of the second half, The Tangerines scored twice in as many minutes.

Jacobson doubled the lead with a header at the back post, before Bange pounced on the rebound of Dylan Sumner’s shot to add gloss to the scoreline.

Fin Sinclair-Smith tested Ollie Jumeau with a low shot that the goalkeeper managed to parry behind his goal for a corner.

Shortly after, Dunne curled a shot just off target before Sinclair-Smith hit the side-netting with a volley.

Blackpool then hit the side-netting again, as Dunne volleyed just inches wide of the goal from Sinclair-Smith’s cross.

As the final whistle blew, the celebrations started as the under-18s won the North West Youth Alliance League title for the first time since 2014.

Full-Time: Blackpool 3 Morecambe 0

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