Halsey nets first Luton U18s goal but Eagles snatch late winner

Town youngsters beaten by Crystal Palace
Luton U18s full back Joseph HalseyLuton U18s full back Joseph Halsey
Luton U18s full back Joseph Halsey

Luton Town U18s suffered a late defeat against Crystal Palace U18s in a behind closed doors friendly on Saturday.

The Hatters had trailed 2-0 at half time, but fought back bravely in the second period, as Joe Halsey got his first goal for the club, finishing off a slick move on the right with an excellent strike.

Casey Pettit then made it 2-2 when he headed home at the near post from a corner, but Palace hit back late on, scoring the winner with five minutes to go.

Luton U18s: Jacob Cowler, Joe Halsey, Aidan Francis, Adam Wedd, Triallist, Casey Pettit (C), Tyrelle Newton, Ben Stevens, Ed McJannet, Josh Allen, Corree Wilson.

Subs used: Ben Tompkins, Eddie Corbit, Josiah Ramsay.