Napoli V Liverpool
Mabaya , Quansah, Chambers, Jonas,
Corness , McConnell, Doak, Kone Doherty,
Napoli V Liverpool
Mabaya , Quansah, Chambers, Jonas,
Corness , McConnell, Doak, Kone Doherty,
Winning 2-1 - Doak and Cannonier.
Flash score for some reason have us in a 3-5-2
The set up is
Mabaya Quansah Jonas Chambers
Frauendorf Corness McConnell
Doak Cannonier Kone-Doherty
Game over, 2-1 win for Liverpool. Didn’t get to watch it but by all accounts Ben Doak ran the show.
To get goalkeepers or make money with good training and then loans/sales.
Liverpool U19s got their UEFA Youth League campaign up and running with a 2-1 victory over Napoli.
Ben Doak scored the first goal and set up a second-half winner for Oakley Cannonier soon after Gennaro Iaccarino had equalised with a penalty at the sweltering Stadio Giuseppe Piccolo.
Barry Lewtas’ team dominated large parts of Wednesday’s Group A opener but required a superb late save by Harvey Davies to preserve a fully deserved three points.
The young Reds assumed control of the contest early on and boasted a constant threat out wide through the pace and directness and Doak and Trent Kone-Doherty.
Kone-Doherty was responsible for their first attempt, the winger looking to beat Claudio Turi at his near post only for the Napoli goalkeeper to save with his legs.
There was nothing Turi could do to prevent Doak getting the goal Liverpool’s start merited just before the half-hour mark, though.
The 16-year-old picked the ball up on the right flank, drove in-field with menace and dispatched an excellent finish into the bottom corner.
Liverpool failed to ensure their performance was accurately reflected by the scoreline at the break, however, with their lead remaining at one – and Napoli emerged after the interval with far more vigour.
Davies had to turn Antonio Pesce’s hit wide after the striker had sprung in behind the young Reds’ defence and the same two players were then involved in the penalty incident.
This time, Davies brought down Pesce after being rounded and Napoli captain Iaccarino fired home the subsequent spot-kick.
It appeared that the momentum had swung decisively in the hosts’ favour, but another moment of outstanding quality from Doak undid their comeback.
Doak drilled in a low cross after racing past Enrico Giannini inside the area and Cannonier’s dart to the near post was rewarded, the striker able to notch a typical poacher’s goal to restore Liverpool’s advantage.
Despite the visitors’ supremacy, Napoli should have snatched a draw with 10 minutes left.
Davies smothered Dylan De Pasquale’s header with a fine stop and the home team’s No.11 then somehow put the rebound wide from no more than a couple of yards out.
Liverpool U19s: Davies, Mabaya, Quansah, Jonas, Chambers, Corness, McConnell, Frauendorf, Doak,( Miles 90+3 )Kone-Doherty (Young, 88), Cannonier (Koumas, 69).
Unused substitutes: Hewitson, Onanuga, Osborne, Pennington.
u19 3-0 up against Ajax with 15 mins to go, Oakley with a hat-trick. Very impressive all-round.
Cannioner, Doak, Chambers, Davies, Jonas, Mabaya, Clark were my standouts.
Oakley Cannonier scored a hat-trick to guide Liverpool U19s to a 4-0 victory over AFC Ajax in the UEFA Youth League on Tuesday afternoon.
The striker’s goals at the Academy helped ensure the Reds made it two wins from two in the competition this season to cement their place at the top of Group A.
In front of the watching Sir Kenny Dalglish, Cannonier opened the scoring early in the first half before grabbing his second and third after the half-time interval, with substitute Lewis Koumas adding the fourth late on.
The action at the Kirkby complex got under way after a period of silence to mark the sad passing of Her Majesty The Queen.
It took just nine minutes for the hosts to take the lead, thanks to a sweeping team move that began with goalkeeper Harvey Davies.
The spell of dominance concluded with Isaac Mabaya’s clip into the penalty area, where Cannonier was in position to place the ball into the bottom corner with a first-time finish.
The goalscorer nearly immediately doubled his tally for the day but saw a long-range hit turned behind for a corner by Tommy Setford.
Davies ensured his side took a lead into the break when he was at full stretch to tip David Kalokoh’s curling effort onto the crossbar, before then saving from Jaydon Banel.
Liverpool often had to withstand spells on the back foot but earned themselves more breathing room in the contest in minute 54.
Bobby Clark won the ball back as Ajax attempted a short goal-kick and quickly passed to Cannonier, who rifled another clinical shot past Setford from the edge of the box.
Luke Chambers nearly made it 3-0 from near the halfway line moments later, only for the centre-back’s shot to clip the post of an empty net after the 'keeper had rushed off his line to clear.
The third would arrive a quarter of an hour before the end, with Cannonier completing his treble.
Dominic Corness’ through ball towards Koumas was deflected into the path of the No.9, as he made no mistake in front of goal once again.
That was the 18-year-old’s final contribution in the game as he limped off clutching the back of his leg.
Melkamu Frauendorf charged down a kick out from Setford but suffered an unfortunate slip that prevented him from tapping in, though he later set up the fourth and final goal.
In the first minute of added time, Frauendorf’s cross from near the left touchline was thrashed into the back of the net by Koumas to add further gloss to an impressive win.
Liverpool U19s: Davies, Mabaya, Jonas, Chambers, Norris, Corness, Frauendorf, Clark, Doak (Koumas, 75), Kone-Doherty (McConnell, 63), Cannonier (Young, 79).
Unused substitutes: Hewitson, Miles, Osbourne, Gyimah.
Cannonier is really fond of the Champions League, isn’t he?
I hadn’t realised his father was a pro - who played with Thiago’s old man
Liverpool U18 v Man City u18
Mrozek, Osbourne, Miles, Hayes Green, Gyimah, Pinnington, Morrison, McConnell, Kone Doherty, Koumas, Doak.
Danns, Hewitson, Giblin, Roberts, Figueroa.
Liverpool 3-1 latest score. Koumas 2 Kone Doherty 1.
Edit, Late collapse city now 4-3 up.
Joel Ndala handed the away team a lead midway through the first half of the U18 Premier League North contest, but Lewis Koumas and then Trent Kone-Doherty swiftly struck back to put the Reds in front by the break.
Koumas deftly tucked in his second and the hosts’ third early in the second period, only for City to produce their own comeback to take all three points courtesy of Justin Oboavwoduo, Jaden Heskey and Matthew Whittingham.
A period of silence was held before kick-off in Kirkby following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Liverpool began the game with intent and little time had passed when Ben Doak ducked in from the right-hand side and created space for a shot that was too close to the goalkeeper, before Ndala fashioned a very similar situation from City’s left flank.
U18s debutant Kieran Morrison was inches away from marking the occasion by flashing a 20-yard effort into the top left corner, his drive just drifting the wrong side of the upright.
City could have taken the lead on 22 minutes having stolen possession high up the pitch. Oboavwoduo was able to shape a curling finish from the ‘D’ but Fabian Mrozek palmed it away well.
The visitors were denied only temporarily, though, as Ashton Muir dribbled to the byline down the right and pulled back a cross for Ndala to guide a strike into the ground and beyond Mrozek for 1-0.
Niall Osborne had to make a crucial intervention to deny Ndala on the half-hour, recovering from his own half-clearance inside the area to block what looked a likely second goal.
The importance of that moment only increased when the Reds netted a rapid double to overturn the scoreline before the interval.
Koumas provided their equaliser, touching in the rebound after his header from Francis Gyimah’s excellent cross from the left was initially saved by George Murray-Jones.
The No.9 was then heavily involved in Liverpool’s next goal. He closed down Murray-Jones and blocked his kick out, sending the ball to the nearby Kone-Doherty for a low conversion into the exposed net.
Marc Bridge-Wilkinson’s team enhanced their advantage just three minutes after the restart, too.
A flowing move from left to right worked play to Doak and he instantly scampered past his man and delivered a low cross to the near post, where Koumas crisply sent his finish home.
City kept going, however, and mounted an extended period of pressure following that goal, with Oboavwoduo the recipient of an early chance during the spell.
He was released in behind by Nico O’Reilly’s precise pass but dragged his shot just wide of the opposite post as the shooting angle narrowed.
Oboavwoduo did halve the deficit for the visitors with 68 on the clock, though. City attacked down the left and from a low cross along the six-yard box the striker forced the ball over the line at the back post.
And, with momentum now firmly behind them, they went on to snatch a comeback victory with two more goals late on.
Heskey was on hand to prod home from close range when O’Reilly’s header inside the box was blocked, and Oboavwoduo again got clear in the right channel to fire across goal and tee up Whittingham to win it yards out.
Mrozek, Osborne, Gyimah (Giblin, 82), Miles, Hayes-Green, Pinnington, Doak (Danns, 66), McConnell, Koumas, Morrison, Kone-Doherty (Roberts, 66).
Unused subs, Hewitson, Figueroa.
Since the bulk of the senior squad are either on NT duties or out injured, would the Youth Team players train with the remaining seniors during this break?
Believe they bring a few extra young lads to make up the numbers that usually wouldn’t go
Didn’t the senior players get any break due to the postponement?
You know Bajcetic has got a big future ahead of him when he’s keeping out the likes of Spearing.