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Match Recap: Oldham Athletic 2-3 Leeds United u21s

The Whites win their first EFL Trophy match in the club’s history with a win at Oldham.

Oldham Athletic v Leeds United - EFL Trophy
Lewis Bate takes on Harry Vaughan.
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Leeds United’s under-21s won in the EFL Trophy for the first time in the club’s history, beating Oldham Athletic away from home.

The Whites started well with McGurk and Bate going close before Crysencio Summerville drove past his man on the right channel before being taken down, giving the referee no choice but to point to the spot.

Summerville stepped up to take the penalty kick and smashed the ball into the top-left corner.

Leeds doubled their lead early in the second half as Drameh won the ball high on the right-hand side. He chopped the ball into McGurk who drifted toward the by-line before squaring the ball across goal. It came off McGahey at the back and hit the back of the net.

McGahey made up for it though as he drove forward from the backline before finding Zack Dearnley through on goal with an incisive pass. Dearney controlled the ball out of his feet with his left before firing a great finish into the bottom left corner with his right.

The Leeds youngsters managed to regain their two-goal advantage with ten minutes left as Max Dean latched onto a loose ball in the Oldham third. He found Bate on the left side who took the ball into a crowded penalty area. With time running out, Bate cut the ball back to Dean who fired his snap-shot across the keeper and into the bottom right corner to restore the Leeds advantage to 3-1.

But Oldham got the last word, despite defeat, as Keillor-Dunn cut inside from 25-yards and hit a shot across goal, taking a deflection on the way to the top left corner of the net.