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U21s | Town 4 Silsden 1

5 February 2018

Club News

U21s | Town 4 Silsden 1

5 February 2018

A much improved second half performance saw Town Under 21's overcome Silsden at The CNG Stadium to move eight points clear at the top of the West Riding U21 League.

After a defensive error put Town a goal behind, Marcus Day tapped home from close range to send the sides into half time level.

Day claimed his second not long after the restart after his shot took a deflection before nestling in the back of the net, 12 minutes before Prince Attakorah put the result beyond doubt with a left footed finish.

Day claimed his hat-trick in the 84th minute to round off a clinical display, finishing a one-on-one opportunity after a perfectly weighted through ball.

The visitors took the lead after just ten minutes when a short header back towards Liam Powell was underhit, allowing Silsden's striker to disrupt the Town stopper and tap into an empty net.

Silsden looked a better team after going ahead, but couldn't beat Powell for a second time as the Town stopper made a clever save with his feet to prevent the visitors doubling their lead.

It took Town 17 minutes to level as Morgan Smith's pull back was met by Sam Barker, who diverted the ball to Day gratefully waiting at the back post for a tap in.

Charlie Baird had the chance to put Town 2-1 up five minutes before the break, but culdn't find a way past the Silsden stopper who shut down the angle before the striker could convert Smith's cross.

Day claimed his second of the night six minutes after the restart, firing in via a deflection after a quick turn ten yards out.

Day almost created Town's third shortly after putting it on a plate for Baird six yards out, but the visiting 'keeper got in the way of the low finish.

Town's third goal arrived just after the hour mark as Attakorah's pace saw him race behind the Silsden defence and beat the visiting keeper with a low left footed shot.

It was close to four for the hosts in the 78th minute as Smith's poked finish from Day's left wing cross connected with the top of the bar and went behind.

The fourth eventually arrived in the 84th minute as excellent play in midfield from substitute Carl Robinson resulted in Day being released through on goal and able to cap a clinical display with a third goal.

Town U21s: Powell, Pereira, Riley (Swain), Landau (Robinson), Gibson, Brettle, Attakorah, Day, Baird (Heppenstall), Barker, Smith

Subs not used: Webster, Higgins

Goals: Day 27, 51, 84 Attakorah 63

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