On Wednesday 14th September 2016
Following impressive pre-season victories against TNS and Burnley U-18’s the Liverpool FC Foundation U19 team hosted Crystal Palace in confident mood.
The hosts started on the front foot with John McGrath creating chances from the right wing.
On 5 minutes Glennon and McGrath combined to set up Sean Wilson for an emphatic finish from 10 yards out.
Wilson who had a fine pre-season doubled his tally on 11 mins with a neat finish following good work from Smyth down the left flank.
It was all Liverpool FC foundation from then on with Smyth and McGrath adding goals on 22 minutes and 26 minutes respectively.
Crystal Palace then took a foothold in the game forcing Liverpool back with keeper Owen Wheeler making two excellent saves.
Palace were rewarded for their endeavour with a goal from a wide free kick at the end of the first half to set up the second half nicely.
Crystal Palace started the second half well putting the home side on the back foot.
However another goal came for Liverpool on 59 minutes with Warren Rimmer scoring his first of the season following impressive work from youngster Tom Cain.
Liverpool then made changes introducing Steging, Davidson and Ward into the action.
Steging made an immediate impact testing the visitors keeper on numerous occasions.
Ward wrapped up the victory on 84 mins with a fine strike from outside the area.
The game was played to a high standard and both teams should be congratulated.
The Liverpool FC foundation team now face a tough trip to Burnley for their next fixture, where they will look to build on this solid start.