DYLAN Garnett scored for Burton Albion’s under 18s side as they drew 1-1 with Chesterfield in the Youth Alliance - with the Spireites missing a penalty.
Garnett put the Brewers ahead with a deft glancing header past the Chesterfield keeper, before a goalkeeping error gifted Chesterfield an equaliser when a deep cross into the Burton box caused chaos and ended up in the net.
Manager Sam Rose praised his team for their performance in what he felt was a difficult game, and believes the side have picked up an important point going forward.
He said: “It was a really open game. It was end-to-end and we scored first, then we haven’t defended a deep cross late in the game and the ball has ended up in an empty net.
“We created a lot of chances but so did Chesterfield and I thought that it was a really good game, well contested between two decent sides.
“We are a little bit disappointed not to have won the game, but at the same time I feel like we can say that it was a good draw as it is particularly important for us to put good performances together in the lead up to a big game on December 15 against Sunderland in the FA Youth Cup.”
Rose’s men have lost just one of their last seven games in the league and are fifth in the Youth Alliance table, just one point off of third place Scunthorpe United.