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REPORT: IRON U18S 2-1 WREXHAM U18S

3 November 2015

The Iron's U18 side progressed to the second round of the FA Youth Cup on Tuesday night, beating Wrexham 2-1.

They won through strikes either side of half-time from Jack Dyche and Noel Burdett. Ryan Williams pulled a goal back for the Welsh side but Scunthorpe held on for victory.

The Iron got off to a good start, and had the most of the early stages, settling into the game with possession.

On eight minutes, United were called into defensive action when Charlie Cleminshaw blocked an attempted cross for a corner - the delivery of which hit the top of the crossbar.

A minute later, Oliver Marx had a large section of the goal to aim at following a right-winged cross, but the Iron defence cleared.

Then Matt Stockill found an opening on the edge of the area after beating the defender, but his effort was blocked.

In the 13th minute, Leo Smith had a long range effort for Wrexham, but the ball flew over the crossbar.

Soon after, Barmby won a free kick for the Iron after a nasty foul from Daniel Roberts. Dyche delivered, but the ball was cleared.

Ben Ledger was then drawn into a save on 15 minutes as Thomas Creamer found space for the visitors. His low shot was deflected into the shotstopper's path.

Scunthorpe then instigated a couple of attacks, the latter of which saw Burdett's cross deflected away for a corner, but nothing came from the set-play.

On 24 minutes, Jack Dyche had the game's best effort so far, exchanging with Barmby twice before drawing Airey into a good save.

Just a minute later, there was another fine chance for the Iron as Burdett fired over. Shilling did the work on the left before firing a low ball into the box.

Wrexham then relied on a terrific save from Airey to deny Burdett. He shot with his weaker foot, the ball then took a deflection and Airey tipped around the post.

A minute later, Marx took his eye off the ball as he looked to put Wrexham ahead from a free-kick, but he missed the ball.

Dyche then fired wide after McMichael and Burdett sparked the attack on the right. Barmby then almost broke the deadlock for the Iron, but fired over after working himself into a good position by beating three players.

On 40 minutes, Jack Dyche slotted the ball into the net after the goalkeeper made a fine save to deny Burdett.

Straight after the interval, Dyche drew Airey into a fine save after good play from Butroid and Burdett. The corner was then headed over by Cleminshaw.

Straight after, Shilling almost stole in at the back post following a deep cross, but the defence just about did enough.

Noel Burdett notched the Iron's second on 56 minutes with a free-kick from the edge of the area, curling an effort beyond the diving grasp of the Wrexham goalkeeper.

Five minutes later, the Iron had their lead cut down, w

On 63 minutes, Jack Dyche limped off to be replaced by George Hornshaw.

ith Ryan Williams firing home for the away side - his strike hitting the bottom right-hand corner.
Soon after, Freeman drew Ledger into a fine save after he found space in the box.
Two minutes later there was a great chance for the Iron's third as Shilling lifted his shot over the bar. That came following a brilliant run from Burdett.

The away team tried to force their way back into it, and Daniel Roberts unleashed a thunderous drive from the edge of the area, with Ledger diving to his right to save well.

On 83 minutes,

Just after, Matt Stockill found space on the edge of the area before seeing his long range shot blocked.

a red card was shown to Wrexham's Jordan Davies, who was dismissed for a bad challenge on the far side. The referee consulted the linesman before dismissing. There was a second Scunthorpe substitution with four minutes left when Leslie Sackey came on for Barmby.

United probed for a third late on, but managed to hold on and progress to a second round tie against Bury.

TEAM LINE-UPS
Iron U18s:
Ledger, McMichael, Butroid, Stockill, Baker, Cleminshaw, Burdett, Dean-Atkinson, Barmby (Sackey, 86), Dyche (Hornshaw, 63), Shilling.
Substitutes: Parker, Sithole, Train.

Wrexham U18s: Airey, Burrows (Hughes, 46), Davies, Smith, Roberts, Marx (Tharme, 43), Williams, Newton, Freeman, Jennings, Creamer (Ashworth, 76).
Substitutes: Rigby, McHarrie.

Attendance: 163.

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