REECE Hutchinson scored from the spot, but it wasn’t enough as the Burton Albion under 18s were defeated 2-1 by Wrexham in the Youth Alliance Cup.
The hosts scored twice before half-time to give themselves a commanding lead before half-time. The Brewers halved the deficit when Hutchinson converted from the penalty spot in the second-half.
Professional Development Phase Lead Coach Sam Rose believes that the team deserved more from the game, but challenged the young Brewers to respond to the loss.
“I think that we deserved to get at least a point from today. We knew that if we didn’t win today then it would be very hard to qualify for the quarter finals and get some good experience for the lads moving forward, and we didn’t manage to win.
“We started really well today, got on top but didn’t score, we went two-nil down but managed to fight back with a goal from the penalty spot and then their goalkeeper has had to make one or two good saves to keep them ahead.
“The message to the team today was that the sign of a good team is to respond to a defeat positively.”