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Owls come back

18 August 2012


Acting academy boss Nev Burbeary was delighted with the character shown by the Under-18s in their 3-3 draw against Birmingham last weekend.

The young Owls kicked-off their season on the road against the Blues and had to battle to get a point from the game having fallen 3-1 behind.

The Under-18s went in at the break 2-0 down before Brad Tomlinson pulled a goal back after the restart.

Birmingham then extended their lead to 3-1 before Charlie Dawes converted his penalty and youngster Jack Taylor completed the second half revival to the level the score.

Burbeary said: “I was really pleased with the outcome of the game. On that weekend there were four or five players who moved up to play in the development squad so in the Under-18 side, we had two Under-16 players and one Under-15.

“It was a great experience for those lads to come in and they did really well. That is something we want to do often this season. 

 “The lads showed a lot of character and it was a good lesson for them. It’s easy to let your head go down when you’re a couple of goals behind. But to go from 3-1 down and come back to get a point from a difficult game was a great result.”

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