Words: Alex Birch; Pictures: John Cadman/Wulf Photo
IT was a busy weekend for Alex Smart’s under-18s who recorded a second straight JPL win to start the season, before losing to Clitheroe in the FA Youth Cup on Monday evening.
Harry Scarborough, Lucas Denton (2) & Jay Bramwell (2) scored in a 5-2 victory over FCCR Manchester on Saturday.
Kian Cooper’s first half goal at Shawbridge looked to have secured the Magpies passage to face AFC Fylde or Stockport Town in the Second Round Qualifying of the FA Youth Cup, only for their hosts to battle back in the second half to take the tie 2-1.
Elsewhere, the under-21s began their North West Under-21 Development League quest with a 4-0 win over Winsford United at Victory Park. Sam Twist, Louis Isherwood, Brandon Carrington & Sope Awe found the net for Ben Howard’s side.
Andy Preece’s BTEC under-19s were on the wrong end of an 8-4 scoreline at Stockport County as the National League Under-19 Alliance got underway last Wednesday. Joe Bowles, Cameron Hollywood and Jak Latham scored for the Scholars.
The under-16s beat Rylands 3-2 in a friendly – Harry Finnerty, Kian Maguire and Charlie Tyrer grabbed the goals.
The under-15s went down 5-0 at Leigh Sports Village to Team Elite Football Academy.
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