PROFESSIONAL Development Phase Lead Coach Sam Rose says there were positives for the Young Brewers to take from their Youth Alliance game against Chesterfield, despite a late defeat.
The under 18s dominated much of the second-half, with forwards Tom Hewlett and Kyle Clamp forcing strong saves after Ethan Vale’s opener had been cancelled out by the visitors before half-time.
Rose admits that losing a game is never nice, but feels that there is more for the Young Brewers to take from the game than the result.
He said: “There were lots of positives, but it is obviously disappointing to lose a game like this one. There were plenty of chances and we just didn’t manage to capitalise on getting in some good positions. We shouldn’t have lost the game today.”
“I think we looked organised and threatening from set-pieces. We have three or four different ways to set up. We work on those consistently in training and we try to apply the principles throughout the week, so it was good to score another goal from a set-piece. Again, we had good spells with the ball, the challenge is converting that in to goals more often.”
“We will all learn from it and move forward. We are looking forward to travelling to play Norwich City and West Ham United this week. The games will be a good challenge and another opportunity for the players.”