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11 February 2019



11 February 2019

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Leigh Bromby delighted with Under-17s performance against Bradford City

- Leigh Bromby speaks after Under-17s game against Bradford City
- Goals from Kian Harratt (2) and Darnell Mintus
- Watch highlights below on #HTTV

Academy Manager Leigh Bromby was delighted with the Under-17s performance against Bradford City in the U18 Youth Alliance League.

The Young Terriers beat Bradford City 3-0 at PPG Canalside thanks to a brace from Kian Harratt and a strike from Darnell Mintus.

Despite the win, Bromby, however, was keen to focus on the performance.

“We were excellent, it was a really good performance particularly in the conditions because they were tough; wet and windy.

“It was tough to play football in, but the lads performed really well.”

Like the First Team, the Town Academy has begun to adapt to Jan Siewert’s style of play, something which Bromby believes was evident in the win.

“In the week we had a focus on attacking play with a link to what Jan (Siewert) has brought in with the three forward players in a 4-3-3 formation.

“We implemented that, were more positive and passed forwards more. We had worked on it all week, so it was good to see them get the rewards for their hard work.

“It was nice for them to get the goals and confidence from the win too.”

You can watch highlights from the win below on #HTTV!

Bromby was keen to mention that the Academy’s focus hasn’t switched from looking at performances and explained why the Under-17s may start to pick up more results.

“For confidence it was great, but at this stage of the seasons other teams are playing young players, so I would expect our lads to have better performances and to get some results.

“I would say this game was even in terms of ages and that’s why we’ve moved away from looking at results because at this age, on the whole, whoever puts out the older team will win. The older players know how to play the game better and younger players will make more mistakes.

“In this game, it was even in terms of ages and our lads performed well, which was good to see. The attacking play was excellent.”

Town's Under-17 side vs Bradford City

Giosue Bellagambi; Sam Sharrock-Peplow, Tom Bamford (c), Nassim Kherbouche, Mohammed Diaby (Remi Thompson, 78’); Taylor Annakin, George Alfieri, Tom Bell; Will McCamley (Enoch Takpe 46’), Kian Harratt (Andrew Ijiwole, 63’), Darnell Mintus

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