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SHANE GODDARD REFLECTS ON UNDER 18'S DEFEAT

A look back at the weekend's EFL Youth Alliance action

22 March 2021

Lead Youth Development Phase Coach Shane Goddard says that it wasn’t his team’s day as Northampton Town Under 18s lost 3-2 away to Luton Town in the EFL Youth Alliance Merit League on Saturday.

Josh Tomlinson and Tom Scott scored for the Cobblers youngsters on a grey morning in Bedfordshire.

Speaking after the match, Goddard said: “The boys will be disappointed that we lost the game because we had lots of chances.

“However, they didn’t fold and throw the towel in, and they gave it a good go and worked really hard.

“It just wasn’t our day, and it’s one of those games we’ve got to learn from.”

The loss ended the young Cobblers’ four-match unbeaten run.

Goddard added: “We wanted to continue the run, but it was always going to come to an end at some point.

“It’s about how we bounce back, and I don’t doubt that we will.

“We’ve got a good group, they’ve got great energy and attitude, and they want to learn.”

The youth team host Southend United in their next fixture on 17th April. They won 3-2 at home but lost 3-2 away to their opponents in the regular season.

 


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