PNE youth team thread for 2018/19 season

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I will update this thread after all of the youth team results. I know a few members enjoyed the thread last season and it keeps us up to date with any progress of our youngsters. We seem to have the nucleus of a good side this season, but they start off the season with a difficult game.

#PNEU18 are back in competitive action tomorrow! 🙌

🆚 @LaticsOfficial U18
📅 Saturday 4 August
⏰ 10.30am kick-off
🏆 @EFL North West Youth Alliance
📍 @UCLanArena
🎟 Free to watch!
 

sports rehab

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cheers llanroc

I'd be interested to see whether Charlie Lyon gets to start in league games.... i.e. allowed to.

He has been given an extended scholarship, following a long injury, despite being technically too old ( I believe be cant be certain).
Tom Stead on the other hand has been given a 1 years contract to get fit....but like Connor S is too old to play competative games.

Could be a good season for Walker if he can prove good enough to be consistent.....theres a first team squad wide berth possible...

I wonder whether the new Irish keeper will have jumped over the 2 older keepers in the squad....
 

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I will update this thread after all of the youth team results. I know a few members enjoyed the thread last season and it keeps us up to date with any progress of our youngsters. We seem to have the nucleus of a good side this season, but they start off the season with a difficult game.

#PNEU18 are back in competitive action tomorrow! 🙌

🆚 @LaticsOfficial U18
📅 Saturday 4 August
⏰ 10.30am kick-off
🏆 @EFL North West Youth Alliance
📍 @UCLanArena
🎟 Free to watch!
Keep them coming.
 

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Nick Harrison’s U18 side will kick off the new league campaign with a home fixture against local rivals Wigan Athletic tomorrow morning, with Wrexham the visitors next weekend.

The first away game sees North End youngsters make the trip to Shrewsbury Town on Wednesday 29th August.

Blackpool will host the young Lilywhites on Saturday 17th November with the reverse fixture back at UCLan Sports Arena penned in for Saturday 16th March, with the final game of the league season set for Saturday 27th April away to Morecambe.

Meanwhile, in the EFL Youth Alliance Cup, PNE have been drawn in Group 2 with Huddersfield Town, Notts County and Port Vale.

The four sides will face each other once with only the group winner progressing to the regional quarter-finals, the Lilywhites first taking on Port Vale at home on Saturday 25th August.

Visits to Huddersfield Town on Saturday 15th September and Notts County on Saturday 6th October will then follow.

North End’s youngsters are also set to compete in the Lancashire FA Professional Youth Cup, with fixtures for this tournament to be confirmed in due course.

All fixture dates and kick-off times are subject to change.

Stay up to date will all the club’s academy news by following @pnefcacademy on Twitter here.

2018/19 Fixtures

4th August - Wigan Athletic (H)
11th August - Wrexham (H)
25th August - Port Vale (H)
29th August - Shrewsbury Town (A)
8th September - Accrington Stanley (H)
15th September - Huddersfield Town (A)
22nd September - Walsall (A)
29th September - Bury (H)
6th October - Notts County (A)
13th October - Rochdale (H)
20th October - Fleetwood Town (A)
3rd November - Carlisle United (A)
10th November - Tranmere Rovers (H)
17th November - Blackpool (A)
24th November - Morecambe (H)
15th December - Port Vale (A)
5th January - Accrington Stanley (A)
19th January - Shrewsbury Town (H)
26th January - Bury (A)
9th February - Walsall (H)
23rd February - Fleetwood Town (H)
2nd March - Rochdale (A)
9th March - Carlisle United (H)
16th March - Blackpool (H)
23rd March - Tranmere Rovers (A)
30th March - Port Vale (H)
6th April - Wrexham (A)
13th April - Wigan Athletic (A)
27th April - Morecambe (A)
 

blackpoolwhite

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cheers llanroc

I'd be interested to see whether Charlie Lyon gets to start in league games.... i.e. allowed to.

He has been given an extended scholarship, following a long injury, despite being technically too old ( I believe be cant be certain).
Tom Stead on the other hand has been given a 1 years contract to get fit....but like Connor S is too old to play competative games.

Could be a good season for Walker if he can prove good enough to be consistent.....theres a first team squad wide berth possible...

I wonder whether the new Irish keeper will have jumped over the 2 older keepers in the squad....

Hoping Walker can make the breakthrough into the first team squad at least for Carabao cup games,he certainly has the ability and only just turned 16 :)
 

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15’ GOAL PNE! Lover reverse ball from Ethan Walker to Jerome Jolly on the left, his cross finds Darren Brannigan who finishes coolly with a first time effort! #PNEU18 1-1

Great skill from Jack Armer down the left as he skips past his man to the byline and finds Tyrhys Dolan in the middle to bundle home! #PNEU18 2-1

That’s enough for now, I’ll update at the end of the game.
 
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The U16's have had some incredible results. Beat Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Sheff Weds and some other sides in the last few weeks. Must rate them highly as we don't usually face that calibre of academy normally.
 

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The U16's have had some incredible results. Beat Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Sheff Weds and some other sides in the last few weeks. Must rate them highly as we don't usually face that calibre of academy normally.
pre season you often play teams you dont meet in normal league games....

Not sure about newcastle or middlesboro but Sheff weds are def a cat 2 acad (we are cat 3)...but its not easy to guess which clubs are what cat based on first team.

for instance Bolton;s u18 / U16 games start with Charlton; then Colchester, followed by QPR; Crystal Palace; Leeds and both Sheffields - and then play Crewe !

So they have Prem teams like Palace; Cardiff and watford in their league, as well as div 2 teams like Crewe and Colchester...

PNE's games tend to be more regional with Shrewsbury probs the furthest away.
 

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PNE 4-2 Wrexham

Good win for the youth team, especially as they were down to 10 men before half time.

@Ethanwalker_7’s and @JackBaxter30 second half free-kicks add to @Adam_o_reilly’s and @charlie_lyons11’s first half strikes to seal the win for the ten-man Lilywhites!

Well played lads!
 

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PNE 4-2 Wrexham

Good win for the youth team, especially as they were down to 10 men before half time.

@Ethanwalker_7’s and @JackBaxter30 second half free-kicks add to @Adam_o_reilly’s and @charlie_lyons11’s first half strikes to seal the win for the ten-man Lilywhites!

Well played lads!
Do you know who was sent off and why? Thanks
 

llanroc

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Do you know who was sent off and why? Thanks
I’m sorry but I don’t. For some reason, they only did half time and full time updates today. Hopefully, there’ll be a match report in the next couple of days and that should show who got carded.
 

Vesuvius17

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I’m sorry but I don’t. For some reason, they only did half time and full time updates today. Hopefully, there’ll be a match report in the next couple of days and that should show who got carded.
It was Dolan. Violent conduct- hit one of Wrexham’s players after being fouled.
 

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cheers llanroc..... been down to swansea for 4 days and missed the news.

I know the U15/16's had a great win at Bolton on Sat morning too.
 

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Adam O’Reilly, Charlie Lyons, Ethan Walker and Jack Baxter were all on target in the youth team’s 4-2 win against Wrexham.

O’Reilly and Lyons netted to make it 2-0 at the end of a comfortable first half, but the Lilywhites were reduced to ten men just after the half hour when Tyrhys Dolan was sent off.

Cameron McGregor scored a brace for the visitors after the interval but his efforts were cancelled out by direct free-kicks from Walker and Baxter.

North End were the dominant side throughout and that was evident straightaway, as the lively Walker flashed a low delivery across the box, Darren Brannigan just unable to meet it, the former also having efforts from a free-kick and header going wide inside the opening five minutes.

O’Reilly latched onto a loose ball with a quarter of an hour on the clock, following another Walker corner, connecting well enough but striking over.

Walker was first to hit the target a minute later after Brannigan regained possession and held it up brilliantly before teeing up his team-mate, goalkeeper Max Williams pushing his low shot wide and then denying O’Reilly from similar range.

Lyons probably had North End’s best chance just before the half hour when he met Walker’s corner at the back post but headed marginally wide, but the hosts soon got took an overdue lead.

It was in the 32nd minute that Jerome Jolly, who had won the ball back initially to kickstart the move, beat his man down the right and squared it for O’Reilly to finish confidently at the near post.
The Lilywhites had the goal advantage but in the following minute, Wrexham had the upper hand in terms of bodies, after Dolan saw red for an off the ball incident, having won PNE a free-kick.

That did not affect the hosts’ control of the game, though, Brannigan having a goal disallowed for offside after O’Reilly’s shot had been deflected into his path.

Wrexham’s first effort five minutes before the break saw Bobby Beaumont glance a header over but the majority of the chances continued to fall the hosts’ way, Lyons taking one of those just before half-time.

It came from another Jolly cross, this time a free-kick from deep on the right, which perfectly picked out the Irishman to side foot into the bottom corner after 44 minutes.

The visitors saw much more of the ball in the opening stages of the second half and they made that possession count in the 49th minute. It was the first of three successful free-kicks after the interval, McGregor curling over the wall and into the bottom left corner.

The Lilywhites were so close to restoring their two-goal lead on the hour after Baxter and Walker both saw their efforts blocked, the ball falling on the volley for Brannigan, whose instinctive effort skimmed the crossbar on its way over.

Wrexham were just as close seven minutes later when a corner was cleared to the edge of the box, the midfielder’s first time effort heading for the bottom corner but for PNE clearing off the line.

Walker’s 76th minute free-kick then brought about an entertaining final quarter of the game.

After the North End men had curled in for 3-1, with the help of the inside of the post and a touch off Williams in the Wrexham goal, McGregor struck again for his and his team’s second after 84 minutes.
Beaumont played the pass through for McGregor down the left side of the area, his first time strike finding the far bottom corner.

Any concern of the visitors mounting a comeback was shut down almost immediately, however, as Baxter rifled a 20-yard free-kick under the wall and into the bottom left corner with three minutes of normal time remaining.

Brian McManus might have extended the lead in stoppage time, drawing a fine close range save from Williams, but the Lilywhites had already done more than enough for their victory.

PNE line-up: Cottam; Simmons, Williams, Lyons, Armer; Baxter, O’Reilly; Jolly, Dolan, Walker, Brannigan (McManus, 65). Subs not used: Ngongo, Lenton, Pollard, Potts.
 
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