Youth team can take a bow

Last updated : 27 January 2003 By Tony Scholes

We were expected to go out against a much stronger Tranmere team and in the end we did but it took a goal well into the second half of extra time before goalkeeper Michael Hale was finally beaten.

It is fair to say that Tranmere did miss two penalties although one of them was a complete joke decision by Football League referee Graham Salisbury, but there were occasions when we could have snatched a winner.

Our full report will appear later but for now we should all be proud of each and everyone of them tonight, they gave us an excellent performance.

Our team was: Michael Hale, Steven Richardson, Paul Scott, Darryl Avery (James Heywood 71), Neil Trotman, Ryan Townsend, Marc Pugh, Richard Chaplow, Robert Grimes (Patrick McFadden 61), Rhys Carpenter, Tom Ince (Joe Cardle 110). Subs not used: Matthew Evans, Lewis Jordan.