GOALS from James Harrison and Jack Hallahan secured a 2-1 win for Burton Albion under 18s as they extended their unbeaten Youth Alliance run to six games.The Brewers, who kicked off 2017 with a draw against Rotherham last time out, cut the gap between themselves and leaders Mansfield Town to just a point after beating Grimsby Town 2-1. Manager Sam Rose was pleased to see his team pick up their first win of the year, while also continuing their good form.
“Overall, I am really pleased. We created a hat-full of chances and we are disappointed to have not scored more than two, I think we dominated the game for large parts and it was a good performance overall.
“The result puts us a point behind Mansfield, there a couple of other teams that can catch us with games in hand, Oldham being one and Notts County being another one, but of course they are games in hand and it is up to those teams to win those games.
“We have still got to play Oldham, Notts County and Mansfield, we are putting pressure on Mansfield and winning games, we are a team that is hard to beat and we are hoping that it continues. Good performances, good individual performances and, to top that off, we are picking up points.”
Rose’s team are next in action when they travel to Scunthorpe United on Saturday, a win could take the young Brewers top of the Youth Alliance League.