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Lankester on Target But U23s Fall to Late Defeat at Huddersfield
Monday, 16th Apr 2018 15:11

Sub Jack Lankester was on target but Town’s U23s fell to a 2-1 defeat to Huddersfield at their PPG Canalside training ground this afternoon with all the goals coming in the final six minutes and injury time.

Defender Rarmani Edmonds-Green headed the Terriers in front on 84, but Lankester curled home an equaliser in the penultimate minute of scheduled time, 11 minutes after coming off the bench.

But like the first team at Nottingham Forest on Saturday, the Blues conceded a late, late goal, Matty Daly netting a penalty four minutes into added-on time.

The defeat, the young Blues’ third in a row, sees them remain third in the Professional Development League Two South table and unable to finish any higher after Charlton confirmed second place by beating Birmingham 2-1.

Next Monday’s match against Bolton Wanderers at Portman Road (KO 7pm) is the U23s' only remaining game. The top two in the table - Crystal Palace and the Addicks - go into the end-of-season play-offs.

Town's U18s are in action on Tuesday afternoon when they face Leeds United at their Thorp Arch training ground in a game which was postponed last month due to the weather (KO 1pm).

U23s: M Crowe; D Crowe, Clements, McLoughlin, Marshall, Ndaba, Brown, Blanchfield (McGavin 45), Drinan, Lewis, McKendry (Lankester 78) Unused: Sagaf, Wright, Vega.

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bluehook added 15:31 - Apr 16
Another late penalty?

Smithy added 15:57 - Apr 16
Who is Lewis??

BlueInBerks added 17:27 - Apr 16
It’s a rerun of the late late losing show, hate repeats. Need more mental toughness to avoid capitulating in the final minutes

runningout added 17:51 - Apr 16
we do seem a soft touch at all levels.. My 5 a side team have more about them, and we are sh*t

harlingblue added 03:33 - Apr 17
This is a much depleted U23 side, main players and Managers now required for 1st team duty. The U23 team has been a pleasure to watch with whatever mish-mash Manager Nash has had at his disposal, always played good football.
I suggest that some so called supporters should come along to the U23 games held at Portman Road or at Playford Road, to get a better understanding, before commenting?

blueheartXT added 08:21 - Apr 17
well said harlingblue some posters only know how to post negtive comments

Now they cant blame Mick they dont know who to blame

Pilgrimblue added 09:51 - Apr 17
This was a very young team (more like an U19) and shows that we don't have a big enough squad. Plus we've loaned out players that aren't playing so why not bring them back to help?
As Harling as said the U23 have been a joy to watch and have done well despite limited resources.

Seasider added 21:30 - Apr 18
Seeing the highlights,looked a good tackle by the Ipswich player in the penalty area;thought the Huddersfield player made a meal of it and was looking for the pen.

Expect I am biased though ?

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