Denzel Williams and Under-18 forward Charlie Jolley on-target as Latics earn hard-fought draw against Burnley.
- Development Squad Report: Burnley 2-2 Latics
- Charlie Jolley on target to ensure Latics earn a draw with five minutes to spare.
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Latics drew 2-2 in an entertaining clash against Burnley on Tuesday afternoon after Charlie Jolley’s penalty five minutes from time ensured Nick Chadwick’s side came away with a deserved draw.
The Development Squad opened the scoring courtesy of a towering header from defender Denzel Williams, though, the hosts quickly turned it around to put the pressure on Latics.
After falling behind, Latics’ equaliser came five minutes from time when in-form forward, Charlie Jolley, who signed a professional contract with the club last week, stepped up to convert his penalty past the Burnley goalkeeper.
Jolley’s fellow Under- 8 team-mates Emeka Obi, Will McGuffie and Thelo Aasgaard also featured in the search of getting some more minutes under their belts.
Latics: Lavercombe, Golden, Williams, Obi, Galvin, McGuffie, Merrie, Crankshaw, Aasgaard, Trialist, C.Jolley
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Academy Coach, Nick Chadwick, said he was pleased with the attitude of his players to earn the hard-earned point:
“I thought it was a really good game, we were arguably the better team for large spells, so it was disappointing to concede in the manner we did, but the lads did well to bring the game back to 2-2 and they deserve credit for that”, he said.
“We had a good appetite to move the ball and play how we wanted to play, we just want to continue developing as a team and hopefully put in more of the same as we showed today.”
Chadwick also praised the impact of Under 18 forward, Jolley, after his penalty secured the draw.
“Charlie’s doing great, he is always a constant threat and creates several chances for himself. I was disappointed he didn’t score a few more today, but his overall contribution is getting much better.
“He has the right attitude and is striving every-day to improve both on and off the pitch, so he has earned himself the contract.”