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INTERVIEW | We were flooded with youth - Way

Town boss pleased with young side's win at Dorchester

25 July 2018

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Town continued their pre-season form to claim a 2-0 win at Dorchester Town, a result that left manager Darren Way proud of his young players.

Only three members of the first-team made the short trip to Dorset, as Gary Warren, Korrey Henry and Alex Fisher lined up at The Avenue.

A hosts of trialists were on display whilst eight of the Academy's Under-18s were involved and all enjoyed minutes on the pitch. 

First-year scholar Declan Rose - aged just 16 - completed the full match whilst winger Gabriel Rogers (who's now featured in the last four matches) enjoyed 78 minutes. 

Fellow Under-18s Lewis Dix, Nestor Shako, Daniel Ojo, Tyrique Spencer-Clarke, Neville Nzembela and Kacper Kowalczyk all finished the match as Way cast his eye over the young talent once again. 

Pleased with what he saw, the Town boss told YTFC.net: "I can't remember the last time the club's first-team had a match with so many Academy players on the pitch, certainly not in my tenure before now.

"A lot of the young lads have been training with us throughout pre-season and you can see the speed at which they're developing. 

"It's good for them and it's good for me to see what they're like in a first-team environment."

With an unnamed trialist and Henry confirming Yeovil's win, the Glovers boss was left equally pleased with his first-team members.

"Gary Warren could've been out there all night and we still wouldn't have conceded a goal," he said. "He was fantastic and the two up front were committed, lively and full of energy. 

"Overall, it was a pleasing evening for a number of reasons."


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