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Youth Teams Preview 01/11


After speaking with them last week, we’re catching up with Chris Seaton, manager of our U21s and Dave McMahon, manager of our U18s to talk about last weekend and what both teams have to look forward to this weekend and beyond. Our U21 and U18 pages are updated regularly with fixtures, results and league tables so make sure to check them out!

Under 21s

The Class of 9-2

Incredible result at the weekend with your side coming out 9-2 winners against Oldham. Were you expecting the lads to come out this strong?

CS: I was fairly confident of getting a result, but didn’t think we would score 9! One of my assistants Leon Hobson actually said before the game it wont be a 6-1 like Glossop, so I’m going to ask him every week to predict the results! In all seriousness that was probably the most clinical we have been since I took over, we looked like we would score in every attack.

Matt Garbett bagged four goals despite only playing for around an hour. That’s 10 in 4 for him now, can he carry on this ruthlessness in front of goal?

CS: Matt is a confidence player, when his confidence is high like it is at the moment he is so dangerous in front of goal. In our team we are set up to create chances and having someone like Matt up there is massive, I think as the season goes on Matt will get better and better. I’ve already given Terry (first team manager) the low down on him as I think he can score goals for the first team, not just yet though ?.

Celebrations as Matt Garbett put The Abbey ahead after just a minute played

With the boys facing Oldham again this Sunday, do you see this being similar game and result?

CS: I’m confident going into every game with this group of players, but I don’t think it will be a similar result. Oldham have a good set of players who won’t want a similar result. They have a fantastic management team who will have the boys well up for the game so I’m expecting a much tighter game.

Under 18s

Four away games on the trot for our U18s (fixtures subject to change)

Sunday saw your side come out 1-0 winners against AFC Liverpool. Was the game as tight as the scoreline suggests?

DM: Sunday against AFC Liverpool was a quality game. 1st half was a tight half with both teams having chances, but we came out in the second half really strong and another goal from our goal machine Mason Hurst put us in front. From that point on we took control of the game and could have had a couple more, but fantastic saves from the AFC Liverpool keeper kept it at 1-0. We worked hard and deserved the victory.

You now face Lancaster away in the cup this Sunday. What sort of game are you expecting and do you see another win on the cards?

DM: This Sunday’s Open Cup game against Lancaster at the Giant Axe Stadium will be another tough game, but with our squad and self belief we are going to go and win like we try to do every game. Just looking at it as 1 game at a time.

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