Hull City

Experienced U23s Side Fall To Late Defeat

03 December 2019
Hull City U23s suffered a second successive Professional Development League defeat when they were beaten 1-0 by Burnley at the Roy West Centre on Monday night.

Jon Beale and Andy Dawson had an experienced side on show with seven members of the Tigers’ first-team included in the starting line-up and it was one of those players – Ryan Tafazolli – that came closest to breaking the deadlock in the first half with two headed efforts from superb Brandon Fleming crosses.

Fresh from his scoring his first senior goal at the weekend, Keane Lewis-Potter was denied the opener when a superb last-ditch challenge prevented his shot from finding that back of the net after the youngster had been set free by Tyler Hamilton’s perfectly-weighted through ball.

Lewis-Potter had the ball in the back of the net on 54 minutes but saw his close-range effort ruled out for offside before the front-man went close again moments later when firing a fine effort on the half-volley agonisingly wide of the far post.

Elliot Bonds saw a well-driven strike held by George McMahon before the Burnley shot-stopper also kept out further efforts from Lewis-Potter and Stephen Kingsley.

And the Tigers were made to pay for the missed chances when the visitors grabbed a stoppage-time winner through Christian N’Guessan, with the Clarets midfielder the quickest to react and poke the ball in after a goalmouth scramble following a corner.

Hull City: Ingram, McKenzie, Pennington, Tafazolli, Kingsley, Fleming, Hickey, Bonds, Jones, Lewis-Potter, Hamilton (Berry 82).
Subs Not Used: Robson, Jacob, Odunston, Lupano.

Burnley: McMahon, Cropper (Cooney 46), Thomas, Wilson, Glennon, Koiki, N’Guessan, Goodridge, Tucker, Harker (Mumbongo 67), Richardson.
Subs Not Used: Jensen, Senior, Phillips.