PROFESSIONAL Development Phase Lead Sam Rose was delighted to pick up three points against Huddersfield Town after admitting that the substitutes made the difference in a tough game.
Having conceded inside the opening five minutes, the Young Brewers fought back with three goals in five second-half minutes to win the game, with all three strikes coming from players off the bench.
Tom Armitage, Trialist and Kyle Clamp settled the game after Albion had struggled to get a foothold in the game for 75 minutes.
Rose believes that the under 18s have put in better performances this season, but was pleased to come away with a good result against a tough opponent.
He said: “We obviously scored three goals late on. We changed shape and made a few substitutions that really changed the game. We are pleased from that point of view, but the first-half was disappointing.
“Our response to the goal, and even the response to what we said at half-time was not up to par. Credit to Huddersfield, it was a difficult game today and we are really pleased to have won it, but we are disappointed with the changes we have had to make to really get the lads going.
“We set our standards high and the lads have done a lot better in other games than they have done today. But we have won the game comfortably in the end.
“The substitutes were game changers. We get the luxury of making five changes, and we felt we needed to make all five. It was something that we can reflect on, those lads that have come on have probably done more to affect the game purely through their energy and enthusiasm.”