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9 March 2019

Under 18 midfielder Mitchell Culshaw delighted to contribute as Latics booked their place in the EFL Youth Alliance Cup national final with a 2-0 victory over Bury FC.

  • EFL Youth Alliance Cup reaction: Mitchell Culshaw.
  • Midfielder set up Latics' opening goal in the 2-0 win against Bury FC.
  • Joe Gelhardt added to Will McGuffie's opener to seal Latics' place in the Youth Alliance Cup national final.

Speaking following his side's 2-0 victory over Bury FC in the EFL Youth Alliance area final on Saturday morning at Carrington, midfielder Mitchell Culshaw shared his delight at Latics' progression to face Exeter City, as well as his own part to play in the win.

The 17-year-old set up Will McGuffie for Latics' opening goal in the first half and continued to cause problems throughout.

“It was a tough game," Culshaw began.

"I thought the lads stuck to the game plan and we showed what we can do when we get in front of goal.

“I’m made up for the lads, we’ve had a tough few weeks but that can happen and I can’t wait to see what the final brings."

Latics went into the game without a victory in their last four outings following their FA Youth Cup defeat at Liverpool FC and a succession of draws in the EFL Youth Alliance, with Culshaw delighted at the way he and his team mates pushed past the young Shakers.

“It was a great game for me, it’s my game and I love getting at people and getting crosses into the box and providing goals for the team, so I’m happy to have helped the team and hopefully I can carry on doing that.

“Exeter are a good side so we can’t underestimate them, but they’ve got to be a good team to match us, so hopefully we can get a win.”

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