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Under-18s on top in IFK Gothenburg test

15 February 2015

The Owls Under-18s emerged victorious in a tough battle against IFK Gothenburg on Saturday at Middlewood Road.

Fraser Preston was on hand to finish a superb flowing move for the Owls after the break as Steven Haslam’s youngsters recorded a 1-0 win.

In what proved an ill-tempered affair, several players from the Swedish outfit were ordered to leave the field of play but Haslam was delighted with how his players handled the game.

And the Owls delivered the perfect response after the break with Preston on target.

To watch the goal click play on the video below.

Haslam said: “I thought we started the game really bright and that we should have been two or three goals up in the first half.

“We let the tempo drop towards the end of the first half but credit to the boys because they came out after half time and put on a good show.

“I thought our boys represented the club really well. Under provocation in the second half, they kept their dignity.

“They didn’t react to the challenges and intimidation the opposition threw at us, so from that point of view I am really proud.

“I thought the goal we scored was top notch, one and two touch all the way and a brilliant finish.”

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