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Youth Report: Scunthorpe United 1 - 4 Bury

18 November 2015

Bury under-18s glided past Scunthorpe United in the second round of the FA Youth Cup at Glanford Park with a 4-1 win over the Lincolnshire side.

The young Shakers beat Scunthorpe United at Glanford Park last night in convincing fashion, to pave the way for a third round tie away at Fulham in the FA Youth Cup.


A George Miller hat-trick and a goal by Khalid Mohamed helped bury soar to a 4-0 lead in the first 53 minutes.


Scunthorpe looked to get themselves back in the game, but never really looked like threatening until they got what turned out to be a consolation goal on the 86thminute through captain Jack Dyche.


The Iron under-18s started the game as the better team with a number of early chances, with pacey forward Leslie Sackey especially impressing, however the Shakers soon found a footing in the game and never looked back.


George Miller opened the scoring on the 15th minute with a low shot under Ben Ledger, after a defence splitting pass by Nathan Turner.


The Shakers kept pushing and Khalid Mohamed soon made it two with a brilliant individual effort running through the Scunthorpe defence and placing the ball past Ledger into the net for Bury’s second.


Bury went in at half-time looking comfortable with a 2-0 lead, having looked the better side for most of the half.


It didn’t take long for George Miller to get his second goal of the game after he pounced on a mistake by Ben Ledger and placed the ball into the back of the net to make it 3-0.


George Miller got his third a couple of minutes later after he was handed the ball on the left side of midfield and stormed into the box, smashing the ball into the net for his hat-trick.


The Iron got a consolation goal in the 86thminute with a goal by Scunthorpe captain Jack Dyche to make sure the game finished 4-1.


The Shakers will now face Fulham in the Third Round of the competition at an unconfirmed venue chosen by Fulham, to be played on the week commencing Monday 14thDecember.


Watch extended highlights of the match below:

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