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Stancliffe delighted with U18s first half display

25 February 2020

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Paul Stancliffe complimented the U18s first half display against Lincoln City U18s which saw them race into a two goal lead.

Lirak Hasani and Jack Watson were both on target in the first-half, before the side had to ride a wave of pressure from the Imps in the second period.

Stancliffe said: “It was a game of two-halves. First half we were really good and I was really pleased with them. In the second half they just stopped doing all the right things and made hard work of it.

“We’ve proved so many times this season how well we can play. It was disappointing but I’m pleased at how we held on.

“I’ve been impressed with our last three and half games this year. They are young boys who are learning their trade and developing.”

The U18 manager was delighted with how his team pressed in the first half and thought they could have got more goals through their endeavour.

He added: “I said to the lads at half-time that the game could have been out of sight with some of the chances we had.

“One or two little things did go wrong, but you’re never going to be 100%. Everything in the first half was great, we pressed at the right time and broke on counter when we got the ball back.

“The only area we probably lacked in is that we should have been more than 2-0 up at the break.”

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