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Notts Youth Team Lose On Penalties

1 September 2014

Notts Youth Team lost 8-7 on penalties on Saturday morning in the Youth Alliance Cup to Burton Albion...

Striker Alex Kenlock had originally given the Magpies the lead in the first half, but were pegged back before the interval.

Notts had the better of the chances, but the game finished 1-1, just as it had done in the league already this season.

The game went into spot-kicks with Albion coming out on top and through to the next round.

Head of Academy Coaching Mick Halsall told the Official Site: "I thought we did well again, particularly second half, but we didn't really  enforce ourselves. We much better second half and could have had a couple of penalties.

"One in particular where striker Elliot Brown was fouled in the box, but he let a lot of things go which didn't help the flow of the game. We needed to be more clinical in the second half as we nullified them to very little.

"For ten minutes or so, our concentration went and we let them back in it, which was disappointing. We will be continuing to work on that and getting our shape back quicker. 

"I've got to say goalkeeper Monty Parkes also made two great saves and he will be disappointed with their goal after such heroics.

"These little lapses need to stop and I don't know why we lose concentration so easily. We will be looking to address it as soon as possible.

"I thought we were worthy of the win in the 90, but when it comes down to penalties it's a lottery. It's disappointing to lose that way and we are disappointed to go out, but at least in the game we showed a bit more belief and quality."

For a full fixture list of the youth team click here.

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