Under 23 denied by Chelsea’s late strike

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Goalkeeper Austin has been authoritative every time the Blues managed to cross in our area while Jubril Okedina impressed for the right back in the second period, placing both Oakley-Boothe and replacing Phoenix Patterson for the shots that developed at a distance close-up, producing an excellent defensive shot from a dangerous corner of Chelsea. Those missed opportunities came back to haunt us as, with eight minutes remaining, Broja broke up behind her and threw herself against the roof of the net from a narrow corner inside the box, delivering us a hard defeat.

Key moment

You always felt that the game would be decided by a lone goal and so it was proven, Broja broke out and ended up emphatically inside the nearby post to win the game for Chelsea in the 82nd minute.

View of the coach

Under 23 manager Wayne Burnett was not hiding his disappointment after the game: “It was a game with very few possibilities, both teams, if we are honest, lacked some quality in the last third, I thought we had slightly chance better or in the best positions but not really capitalizing, I thought that only one goal would have won him and I am really disappointed that we did not at least get a tie – I think a draw would have been a fair result, “he said. “There were some positive aspects to take in terms of performance, but we came away without scoring and having suffered. Sometimes we played well, created, dominated the ball sometimes but there were few chances for both teams, we didn’t have ‘I didn’t defend well enough from that action (where Broja came in behind) and we admitted, so we’re very, very disappointed. “


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