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Imps U18 2 Bradford City U18 1

17 April 2023

Ash Foyle says the performance from his young U18s side against Bradford City on Saturday saw even more players stake a claim to be involved in Wednesday’s showcase Floodlit Cup semi-final at the LNER Stadium.

Bailey Adamson’s first-half penalty coupled with Kai Perkins’ second-half winner sealed all three points, with the Imps again giving a number of players from younger age groups a chance to impress.
Foyle said: “There were lots of positives from the game in the performance, attitude and application against a very good team.
"What pleased us most was to have five U15s on at the end of the game, and not just on the pitch but performing well. That is a massive credit to the more experienced players in our group because it felt really easy to put them on because of the environment the lads we have day in and day out have created."
The young Imps now have a semi-final to look forward to in the Floodlit Cup, where they will take on Bolton Wanderers on Wednesday night at the LNER Stadium.
Foyle added: "We couldn't have asked for a better preparation because it is always nice to go into a game like that off the back of a good result and performance.
“This was an opportunity for the lads to put their case forward to earn a shirt in a game that does matter, and we will pick a team to go and win. That has made my job a little more difficult than what I would have liked."
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