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Youth Team Victorious At The Weekend

2 March 2016

Youth team boss Tony Philliskirk was delighted with his side after an impressive 2-0 away victory against Grimsby extended their unbeaten run to five games.

After three straight wins, Philliskirk’s side started off strongly and took the lead on the half hour mark.

Good interplay on the left saw Rory Middleton get to the byline and Lee Knight tapped home from close range to make it 1-0. 

After the break, a superb individual run from Brad Kay after the hour mark saw him skip around his defender and cooly slot the ball into the bottom corner to round of the scoring.

Speaking about the game, Philliskirk said: "The lads are doing well at the moment. It was 2-0 but it could have been a lot more comfortable. 

"Before our goal on the half hour mark, we had four or five great chances to take the lead. When it is like that you think they are going to go down the other end and score but we defended well. 

"I thought Dylan King, our first year scholar and Tommy Lent, our schoolboy was outstanding. They were heading, tackling and intercepting everything Grimsby threw at us. 

“Grimsby play some good football but we dealt with that well. We had other chances to make it three, four or five but at the other end we had a scare or two. 

“Young Callum O’Neill in goal had to be on his toes and be bright when it looked like when they were getting through. 

“Overall it was a pleasing win but just as you think everything is going right, we lose a couple of players. 

"Jamie Stott and Jake Hargreaves dropped out and Chris Renshaw was missing in goal and we only had three second year scholars available for Saturday’s game. 

"The schoolboys are getting a lot stronger and a bit more experienced because they are playing a lot more games and we thoroughly deserved to win the game.

"The coaching staff form Grimsby at the end of the game were very complimentary. We had such a young team out but the Grimsby staff said we were deserved winners so that was pleasing. 

“We’re on a bit of a roll at the moment so let’s hope that continues."

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