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YOUTHS SEE OFF WINTERTON

12 July 2014

The Iron's youth team won 3-1 at Winterton Rangers in their first friendly of pre-season.

United created and missed numerous chances in the opening stages of the game before going a goal up on 18 minutes, with Noel Burdett beating the goalkeeper in a one-on-one situation.

Kyle Wootton made it two on 41 minutes, rounding the goalkeeper to fire home after good build-up play.

Then, on 43 minutes, Jacob Hood curled the ball past the Rangers goalkeeper from the edge of the box to place the Iron's youngsters in complete control of the game by half-time.

At the break, Scunthorpe made five changes as the visitors looked to give all their players at least 45 minutes of game time.

One alteration was in goal and unfortunately new first year goalkeeper Ben Ledger fumbled Winterton's shot on 46 minutes and the rebound gave the home team a goal out of nothing to make it 3-1.

United made two further changes before striker Kyle Wootton smashed his open goal effort against the crossbar as the Iron looked to extend their lead.

In the closing 15 minutes of the match, United managed the game well as they kept possession for long periods in the heat.

After the game, Academy Manager Tony Daws said: "The youth team have reported back for pre-season training in good shape and so this was a good work-out for us after one week of training.

"At the start of each season, the difficulty that Paul Harsley and I face is integrating seven new school leavers (first years) into a cohesive team as we try to get them to gel quickly with the second year apprentices.

"Today was a worthwhile exercise for us.

"Daz Waring has got together a good group of players at Winterton and they provided us with a good challenge today."

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