Allman and Ngwala on target as Hatters U18s defeat Orient

Frankie Musonda
Frankie Musonda

Luton Town U18s enjoyed a 2-0 win at Leyton Orient in their Youth Alliance League clash on Saturday.

Boss Paul Driver welcomed back Osamu Allman and Daril Ngwala from injury, while Liam Gooch took over in goal from Craig King.

An excellent first half display saw the Hatters create some great chances close to taking the lead as both Allman and Ngwala were denied brilliantly by keeper Ben Card.

The breakthrough came on came on 15 minutes when Ngwala scored from eight yards.

It was 2-0 just before half time when Allman backheeled to Isaac Galliford who blasted home.

An injury to Lee Hawkes gave U16 Akin Famewo his youth team debut alongside skipper Frankie Musonda at the heart of the defence.

Another U17, Josh Brown, joined the fray with 20 minutes to go, as Driver told the club’s official website: “It was great to get Daril and Osamu back - we are a much more effective attacking force when they play.

“That said, our defence is again doing well whoever plays in there and we have conceded the least amount of goals in the league.”

“Akin came in for his first game and was solid in there against a decent striker.

“Josh Brown did an effective job in midfield too and we have been very encouraged with all of the U16s that have played for us over the last five weeks since we’ve worked with the injuries we have.

“It’s also great for Goochy (Liam Gooch) to get a clean sheet on his first start and that should give him great confidence going forward.

“Mark Tyler has been giving him loads of help this week since we knew Craig would be missing and that showed out there.”

Town: Gooch, Maguraushe, Perry, Justin, Musonda, Hawkes (Famewo 46), Galliford (Brown 71), Atkinson, Ngwala, Amadi, Allman (Tayali 75).