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U17s Unbeaten in Belgium
Saturday, 11th May 2013 18:01

Town’s U17s are unbeaten after their first three fixtures at the Voskescup which is being hosted by Belgian club SC Lokeren this weekend.

The young Blues drew 1-1 with RAEC Mons in their opening game, Byron Lawrence netting the goal, then picked up another point from a 0-0 draw with the hosts, before Matthew Clarke (pictured) scored the winner in a 1-0 victory over KV Mechelen.

Town end the day two points behind group leaders AA Gent, who they face in tomorrow’s first game, in joint-second with Lokeren.

The Blues end their group matches – which are played over two 20-minute halves – against K Sint-Truidense VV tomorrow before the final between the top sides in either group and play-offs for the other places.

U17s: Jacob Marsden, Sam McDermid, Josh Emmanuel, Joe Robinson, George Fowler, Travis Cole, Matthew Clarke, Chris Smith, Ed Ellis, Jack Willbye, Kundai Benyu, Josh Fagbohan, George Clarke Andre Dozzell, Byron Lawrence, Ted Bishop, Jonathan Smith, Sam Ford.

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bluemikey100 added 18:39 - May 11
ipswich u 17 are the best

MitchtheITFCman added 20:12 - May 11
Looks good for the future.

MathieandMarshall added 21:12 - May 11
How come only 20 minutes per half? Just curious

Kikapu added 00:27 - May 12
That's the rules of the competition - 20mins a half. More games in a day.

runningout added 01:18 - May 12
Francis123 has an opinion of his own, as do all.. He might be right, and the way young footballers think they have made it before they have, and forget the ability to improve, is the downfall of many.. a sense of cockyness and a little arrogance is needed.. also Top pro's keep learning..

ITFC1978 added 04:13 - May 12
(francisb123) i think what you meant to say was, well done lads, keep your heads down and work hard as you could be the future of the club we love!


itfcjoe added 08:59 - May 12

I can't be bothered to reply to that idiot Francis, but to say he has an opinion - what is it based on? Has he seen any play? I doubt it so because of that he's actually not entitled to an opinion!

Someone like Dozzell is just turned 14 playing in an U17 tournament. George Fowler has spent 2 years playing for the 18s and is still an U16. Matt Clarke has looked quality for U21s while a schoolboy.

To say none will make it is pathetic, needless and untrue

Bergholtblue added 11:16 - May 12
Everyone is entitled to their opinion. However for francisb123 to come on and make a statement like that, without qualifying why he/she feels that they won't, is just offensive.

Statistically it has been proven that for every lad that does progress to senior level, dozens more don't. That being so it is reasonable to assume that some of these lads will fall by the wayside.

But for now they are wearing the Town colours and are ambassadors for the club. As such they deserve our support. I for one applaud them and wish them every success in the Tournament.

PhilTWTD added 11:20 - May 12
Removed Francisb's somewhat pointless 'they'll not make it' comment before I realised it had led to most of the rest. Think it was just a troll not to be taken seriously.

lonelyblue added 12:59 - May 12
I am about to wash my lucky scarf for the close season. Do any readers have a view on this?

mattb97 added 09:41 - May 13
philtwtd=dictator. You cant just remove posts everyone is entitled to their opinion, on the matter of his comment i totally agree with francis. i live in Belgium and i the displeasure of witnessing those unger 17s. Abysmal is being kind to those player ive seen belgian middle aged sunday league player with more talent and potential.

francisb123 added 09:45 - May 13
@mattb97 atleast someone else knows something about football, disappointed my post was not 'taken seriously' by Phil

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