AcademyKeyrol Figueroa's header earns draw for Liverpool U18s at Nottingham Forest

Published 4th March 2023

Liverpool U18s played out a 2-2 draw away at Nottingham Forest on Saturday afternoon.

The young Reds went ahead in the U18 Premier League North contest through James McConnell's finish after six minutes. 

But the hosts responded to establish a 2-1 lead as Joe Gardner and Jimmy Sinclair netted either side of half-time. 

However, Marc Bridge-Wilkinson's side left with a point following a headed equaliser from Keyrol Figueroa in minute 65.

Speaking post-match, Bridge-Wilkinson told "Obviously it was a good start to the game, we scored first and had a nice spell for the first 15 minutes or so. 

"Then we found it a little bit tough and it became difficult going into half-time. It was disappointing to end up going 2-1 down but you couldn't say it was against the run of play. 

"Fair play to the lads, they stuck at it and we managed to get something back from the game. We created some chances towards the end to maybe win it. 

"It wasn't our finest performance but the lads stuck at it, kept going and we managed to get something from the game."

Liverpool U18s: Mrozek, Pitt (Furnell-Gill, 81), Osborne, Pinnington, Giblin, Laffey, Kelly (Morrison, 60), McConnell, Danns (Ahmed, 81), Figueroa, Gift (Onanuga, 81).

Unused substitute: Hewitson.

Published 4th March 2023