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YOUTH | Walsall 3 Fleetwood Town 0

1:48 pm Saturday, 19 March 2016
Earlier this afternoon, Neil Woods' Walsall Under 18s side played host to Fleetwood Town Under 18s in the latest Football League Youth Alliance (North West) fixture of the season.
Earlier this afternoon, Neil Woods' Walsall Under 18s side played host to Fleetwood Town Under 18s in the latest Football League Youth Alliance (North West) fixture of the season.

Ahead of kick off, the young Saddlers sat second in the Alliance table, and went into the match following a one-all draw with Morecambe, a result that saw them remain within reach of league leaders Wigan Athletic.

Meanwhile visitors Fleetwood Town also drew at the weekend, but their most recent match took place during the week and saw them suffer a three-nil defeat to surprise strugglers Burnley.

Today's game kicked off just past midday, and saw the Saddlers swiftly open the scoring as Cameron Peters slotted home following a neat ball from Nathan Owen, the visitors looking a little shell-shocked with under a minute on the clock.

Walsall doubled their lead with fifteen minutes on the clock as Maziar Kouhyar, who recently joined fellow prospect Jordon Sangha in penning his first professional contract with the club, slotted home following some sweet passing play.

A few minutes after the second goal, Fleetwood were awarded a penalty following a foul in the area. Cod Army forward Louis Myers stepped up to take it but was denied by a superb save from Saddlers 'keeper Dan Jezeph, terrific work from the youngster.

The Saddlers continued to dominate proceedings, and deservedly led going into the half-time break.

FOOTBALL LEAGUE YOUTH ALLIANCE (NORTH WEST) | HALF TIME
WALSALL 2 FLEETWOOD TOWN 0

The second half was a much more scrappy affair with chances at a premium. The Saddlers made the first change of the match as Brendan Pooni was replaced by Kyle King.

With seventeen minutes remaining Maz Kouhyar ended a nice passing move by sending an effort wide of the Fleetwood goal.

Walsall further extended their lead with less than ten minutes remaining as Cameron Peters superbly slammed the ball home, a deserved lead for Neil Woods' side as Fleetwood failed to take anything from the game. Another solid display and three point haul for the men in Red.

FOOTBALL LEAGUE YOUTH ALLIANCE (NORTH WEST) | RESULT
WALSALL 3 FLEETWOOD TOWN 0
GOALS | Peters (1', 82), Kouhyar (15')


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