Wrexham’s youth team made it four league wins on the bounce with a fine 4-1 win over FC United of Manchester on a bitterly cold afternoon at Broadhurst Park.
Goals from Dan Davies, Jacob Milner (two) and Owen Cushion made sure of the points on the 3G surface much to the delight of Head of Youth Dan Nolan.
“It was competitive, it was physical, and it was about trying to maintain standards in possession and trying to keep the ball moving quickly,” reflected Nolan after the final whistle.
“I thought we did that well for the vast majority of the game. We had to compete well enough and keep on top of things to allow our quality came through.
“We had six first-year outfielders starting again, so 16 and 17-year-olds up against 18 and 19-year-old boys, which is good, and we scored some really good goals.
“Callum Edwards had a good game. He started in centre midfield and then had an impact when he went out wide right and cutback inside. It was his shot which directly led to the second goal.
“It was nice that Jacob (Milner) got a couple because we’ve been talking to him about getting in at the back post.
“I thought the lads managed the game well and it was a great goal from ‘Cush’ to round things off. He’s scored three in two weeks now. And the other big plus was that Dan Davies got some minutes which was nice for him.”
Line-up: Hess, Wright, D.Davies (Lussey 80), C.Evans, Dean, Cushion, Ashfield, Edwards, Hayman (Rainbird 59), Hughes, Milner
Unused subs: Hayes, Roberts
Report and photo with thanks for David Roberts