Barrow came back from 2-0 down to claim a 2-2 draw with Leeds United u21s in the EFL TTrophy. Barrow then won a penalty shootout to claim the bonus point in the Group Stage.
Barrow had the first effort of note when Josh Kay’s shot from outside the area was saved by Elia Caprile but Leeds took the lead soon after. Max Dean beat Barrow goalkeeper Josh Lillis to a poor backpass before rounding the keeper and finishing.
Recent Scotland u19 call-up Stuart McKinstry went close with a curling effort after 15 minutes and Kay had another couple of efforts saved before Leeds made it 2-0. Another loss of possession in a bad area for Barrow gave it to Crysencio Summerville in the Barrow area, he squared it to Dean who had a tap-in to get his second of the match.
In the second half Barrow had a lot of the play and forced Caprile into a couple of saves before Sam Hird headed a good chance wide from a corner. Both Max Dean and Max McMillan had good chances to extend Leeds’ lead but the shots were too close to Josh Lillis in the Barrow goal.
Barrow did get a goal on the hour mark. Josh Kay was again involved as he played a through ball for Dior Angus. Elia Caprile came off his line but got nowhere near it and Angus went around him before sliding the ball home.
Leeds and barrow both had chances but it was Barrow who got the fourth goal. Jason Taylor heading home after Caprile again came off his line and got nowhere near it - this time from a cross.
Leeds then lost the penalty shootout 4-3 after six penalties each, allowing barrow to claim the bonus point.
Elia Caprile - Three good saves to deny Josh Kay in the first half, made several more saves but they were comfortable ones. Came off his line and didn’t get there making Dior Angus’ task far easier to score for Barrow. Came for a cross and got nowhere near it to make Jason Taylor’s equaliser a much easier header. Fine for most part but two big errors is a problem in one match. 5.5/10
Cody Drameh - Consistently made good tackles in 1v1 situations, which bodes well for way Leeds play. Very good on the ball as well. 7/10
Oliver Casey - Good in possession as Leeds played their way out. better in the first half than the second though. 6.5/10
Leif Davis - Broke well and showed his pace to bring Leeds out. One excellent run down the left to beat two players and get in behind. 7/10
Pascal Struijk - Looked imperious in the middle, his exposure to senior football seems to have really improved him. When Leeds’ youngers tired and Barrow got the run of it, he took the responsibility to cover for them. 7.5/10
Jack Jenkins - Some really nice play. Looked very confident on the ball. 6.5/10
At the risk of projecting Forshaw onto a new body: Jenkins is a joy to watch— All Stats Aren't We (@AllStatsArentWe) October 5, 2020
Crysencio Summerville - Unselfish play to set up Max Dean for a tap-in to make it 2-0. Looked like he should have had a penalty given for a foul on him late in the first half. 6.5/10
Jamie Shackleton - Quiet for long periods, stood out late in the game when breaking through midfield with his pace. 6.5/10
Stuart McKinstry - Not at his best but linked up well at times. 6/10
Max McMillan - Made a couple of poor decisions when on the ball and leeds had a great chance to break. Some neat touches, had one good chance but his shot was too close to the keeper. 6/10
Max Dean - Did well to chase down a backpass, and then good composure to finish having won the ball, finished a tap-in for his second. 8/10
Josh Galloway (for McMillan, 74mins) - N/A
Cole Gibbon (for McKinstry, 86mins) - Had one shot which he pulled wide. N/A