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Derby U21s 4 Reds U21s 2

4 March 2014

Barnsley 'Under 21s' slipped to a 4-2 defeat at the hands of Derby County 'Under 21s' yesterday, in an entertaining affair.

Academy graduates Jordan Clark and Reuben Noble-Lazarus got their names on the score-sheet against the Rams - who included seven professionals in their starting XI.

Clark, who is currently on loan with Hyde FC, opened the scoring after 15 minutes with a neat finish but his strike was cancelled out by Derby's Kwame Thomas before the break.

Andy Thomas scored Derby's second before Kwame Thomas hit his second to make it 3-1.

Reuben Noble-Lazarus reduced the deficit but George Thorne secured the points in the 64th-minute with the last goal of the game for 4-2.

Barnsley's only two senior professionals were, incidentally, former Rams in the shape of Tomasz Cywka and Lewin Nyatanga.

First-year Academy scholar Mason Holgate came on for the last 20 minutes and impressed during his short stint on the field.

Derby County U21 XI: Legzdins, Hanson, Naylor, Bailey, O’Brien, Whitbread, Dales, Thorne, Thomas, Bennett, Hoganson.

Reds U21 XI: Chadderton, McKnight, Nyatanga, Freeman, Shillito, Sousa, Abbott, Clark, Cywka, Noble-Lazarus, Rose.

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