Defeat for youth team

Last updated : 19 January 2004 By Tony Scholes

It was touch and go whether the game went ahead at the Latics training ground with the temperatures sub zero and the pitch rock hard but the referee gave it the go ahead.

The conditions were very much responsible for us going a goal behind when a back pass took a ridiculous bounce which caused Michael Hale to slice a clearance straight to an Oldham player who promptly scored.

But it wasn’t just the pitch and this was a poor all round performance from the young Clarets who had convincingly beaten Oldham 6-0 in December at Gawthorpe. On that occasion Rhys Carpenter grabbed a hat trick, this time he scored our only goal from the penalty spot.

Coach Terry Pashley was not happy with the performance, the third consecutive defeat. There are now just two more to play in this league in the next two weeks at Blackpool and then at home to Preston.

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