Burton Albion under 18s boss Sam Rose has hailed his side’s “hard working” performance as they overcame Chesterfield 3-1 in Loughborough on Saturday.
Goals from Joe Sbarra, Charlie Dowd and Marcus Dinanga sealed the impressive victory and Rose was delighted with the manner in which they took their goals.
“We scored within the first five minutes from a good ball from Charlie Hornby, it was straight down the middle of the pitch and their centre half missed it, it bounced over him, it dropped to Joe who rounded the keeper and slotted it in
“Then we scored early in the second half, Ben Fox broke from midfield past two or three, he slipped Charlie Dowd in, who was on the shoulder of the centre half, he took a touch out of his feet and it went in off the keeper.
“And then the third one, their goalkeeper is in possession, Joe Sbarra travelled 20 yards to press him and he won the ball, he then squared it to Marcus who tapped it in.”
Rose was not only happy with the goals but also delighted with the way in which his side picked themselves up following some inconsistent performances.
“The boys, in previous weeks, haven’t worked as hard as we know they can, they haven’t put everything into games and therefore their performances, goals for and against haven’t been good enough.
“But today they have worked very, very hard. It was a good performance, they were aggressive when they pressed, they kept the ball well, they defended the goal well, putting a lot of blocks in and stopping crosses and then they took their chances, so a good performance all round.”
The Brewers next travel to Rotherham hoping to build on this result.