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13 March 2017

BURTON Albion under 18s ended their three-game losing run with a 3-2 win away to Doncaster Rovers on Saturday, and coach Sam Rose was pleased to see the team bounce back from an early setback.

A mistake within the opening two minutes of the game allowed Doncaster to take an early lead before the Brewers sprung to life in the second-half, scoring three goals. Doncaster did pull a goal back but Burton held firm to secure all three points.

Rose admits the team did not make it easy for themselves, but was happy with the response of the players after a disappointing run of results.

“It was pleasing,” He said.

“Doncaster are a decent side who try to play through from back to front, but the way we set up made it difficult for them. I thought though, at times, we made hard work of it and didn't show enough resilience in our defending.

“We went a goal down within two minutes from a defensive mix-up, but from then on we showed purpose in our play and created a number of good chances. We went 3-1 up with second-half goals however another defensive mistake meant that Doncaster scored a second late on, which left us with a nail-biting last five minutes.

“But, credit to the group of players, they have worked very hard as always and there were a lot of pleasing aspects. It’s great to come away with a deserved win and three points.”

The under 18s are now third in the Youth Alliance league, four points off second place and are next in action when they travel to Rotherham United on Saturday. 

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