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U18s - Match centre

Scunthorpe United
Bradford City
Sat 30 Sep 11:00 - Football League Youth Alliance - North East Full time

SUFC U18s 2-0 BCFC U18s

Okafor and Jessop, making his U18 debut, score for the Iron.

The Iron’s Under-18 side defeated their Bradford City counterparts 2-0 on Saturday morning.

United won through two well-worked goals from Harry Jessop and Miracle Okafor, but the most pleasing aspect was the good performance from the team, which was an improvement on last week - as they dominated the game for a longer period of time and created more chances.

The first goal came on 33 minutes, and Jessop, making his first start for the Under-18s team after a prolific season for the Under-16s so far, netted it.

Louis Collins set him up with a great ball inside, and in a tight area he scored a real striker’s goal as he took the ball from under his feet and bent the ball into the top corner.

The goal came at a good time, as United were on top during that period of the game.

The second goal arrived in the 75th minute, and saw good play from Collins down the left, as he took on a couple of players before crossing the ball for Okafor, who was in a good position to tap the ball home.

Overall, it was an improvement, which is what the youth coaching staff look for every day from the players, and that was the most pleasing aspect of the game.

Match report by SUFC Media - Saturday 30th September 2017.

Team selection

Team selection has not been published for this fixture yet.

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League table

# 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