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Final Third Development League Digest

1 October 2015

This week saw the Final Third Development League Cup continue, with three group games taking place over two days.

Burnley and Fleetwood Town also locked horns in the Cup at the back end of last week, sharing the spoils in a six-goal thriller.

Final Third Development League Cup - North Group A

Burnley and Fleetwood produced an entertaining encounter last Thursday, battling out a 3-3 draw at Gawthorpe.

Keano Deacon opened the scoring for the visitors, but Burnley were level five minutes later through Cameron Dummigan.

Ntumbu Massanka gave the Clarets the lead after the break, winning and scoring a penalty, before Eddie Dsane and Nathan Sheron restored Fleetwood's advantage.

However, Massanka had the last word with his second goal as both sides were forced to settle for a point.

Final Third Development League Cup - North Group B

Hartlepool United bounced back from a 10-2 loss in their last outing, defeating York City 3-1 on the road.

The Minstermen led through Callum Rzonca's effort, but Pools pulled away with three second-half goals.

An own goal squared things up, before defenders Josh Nearney and Dan Jones found the net to seal of the points.

Final Third Development League Cup - North Group C

Stoke City made an emphatic start to their Cup campaign, putting five goals past Wrexham on Tuesday afternoon.

Ollie Shenton put the Potters one goal to the good, and their advantage was doubled by Joel Taylor before the half-time whistle.

After Yusuf Coban made it three, Taylor scored a superb fourth before Shenton added his second and Stoke's fifth.

Final Third Development League Cup - South Group A

Southend United put on a late show to run out 2-0 winners at Milton Keynes Dons on Wednesday night.

The game remained goalless until the 77th minute, when Nico Cotton fired the Shrimpers in front, and Jason Williams wrapped up the points with the second goal five minutes later.

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