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U18s - Match centre

Scunthorpe United
Grimsby Town
Sat 23 Sep 11:00 - Football League Youth Alliance - North East Full time

SUFC U18s 1-2 GTFC U18s

Scunthorpe United U18s beaten 2-1 by Grimsby Town U18s

The Iron’s Under-18 team were beaten 2-1 by their Grimsby Town counterparts at Brumby Hall on Saturday morning.

United started the game well and created a few chances, but unfortunately weren’t as clinical as they have been in recent weeks, and didn’t make their momentum and authority count.

The two sides went in level at half-time, but Grimsby started better in the second period though, and, after being on the front foot during the opening period, Scunthorpe were on the back foot.

Grimsby took the lead in a manner that was disappointing in regards to the principles of defending that the Under-18s work on.

The Iron responded well though and levelled through a good goal by Miracle Okafor. A cross was put into the box and it was cleared, with United winning the loose ball and the ball reaching Okafor, who strongly held the opposition off and struck a good shot into the roof of the net.

Unfortunately, Grimsby regained the lead, scoring from 25 yards.

Although United weren’t at their best, a draw would have been perhaps a fair result.

However, it will prove a good learning tool for the young players that you have to concentrate for 95+ minutes in a game of football.

Match Report by SUFC Official Media Staff.

Team selection

Team selection has not been published for this fixture yet.

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# Team Pl Pts
7. Oldham Athletic 24 39
8. Burton Albion 24 30
9. Lincoln City 24 29
10. Bradford City 24 27
11. Scunthorpe United 24 25
12. York City 24 22
13. Hartlepool United 24 12