Kian Taylor was left pleased with North End’s performance as they beat Morecambe’s U19s 2-1 in their latest Youth Alliance League encounter at the weekend.
First-half goals from Kitt Nelson and Mikey O’Neill were enough to see the Lilywhites walk away with three points at Springfields, despite having to play the last ten minutes with ten men after a red card for Kacper Pasiek.
Taylor felt the team were dominant for the majority of the match and speaking to PNE.Com post-match, he said: “I thought we played well for large parts of the game."
“We dominated the ball, a large part of the game was played in their half, we just lacked that finishing touch.
“You look at the score and think it was close, but in reality, we should have scored a lot more. We put ourselves under pressure, but thankfully we were able to hang on for the three points.”
Taylor was happy with his personal performance, but disappointed with the goal the team conceded: “I moved back to centre back and I think I played quite well,” he continued.
“We’ve been told to be more vocal across the backline to help stop conceding goals and I felt we were organised and in control for the majority. Obviously though we are very disappointed to concede from a set piece as we work on them throughout the week.”
The U19s travel to Port Vale next weekend and the team will be looking to gain some more consistency: “We’ve just got to stick together as a team. I believe the team will find some more consistency soon, it’s what we did last year and for whatever reason it’s not fully clicked yet this campaign.
“We will go into the next game full of confidence and hope we can start putting a run of good results together."