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Kennedy pleased with Everton success

14 December 2022

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Mark Kennedy was pleased with his side's comeback against Everton U21 which sealed a place in the quarter-finals of thhe Papa Johns Trophy, with three of his side’s goals coming straight off the training ground.

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13 December 2022

Regan Poole and Sean Roughan were both on target with their first goals of the season, with Jack Diamond bagging a brace to send the Imps into the final eight of the competition.
 
Kennedy said: "Three of our goals came straight off the training ground, so that's a good sign. Our first comes from counter-pressing - everyone knows we counter-press - and the cross comes from a half-space cross which is something I don't think we have done enough. We decided to use a long throw, and got a penalty from it.
 
"As much as we want to play football, and we feel that's the brand we want to play and give our fans, we thought we could affect them through aerial dominance, and that's where Sean's goal came from."
 


Roughan scored his first goal for the Imps to put them back ahead in the 72nd minute, and Kennedy was full of praise for the young full-back.
 
He added: “Sean's finish was outstanding. I was right behind it when it came to him and was just so impressed with how composed he was as it was a tough technical action.
 
"I don't think there are many people in the league at Sean's age with the minutes he has got this year so that's a credit to the Academy and, ultimately, it's a huge credit to Sean.”

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