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Hull Defeat For Pools Youth

9 April 2013

Hewitson's side lose out to league leaders.

Pools Youth Team suffered another defeat this weekend as league leaders Hull City took all three points from the match at Chester-le-Street. 

John Hewitson's side had started the better of the two teams, enjoying some good possession and controlling the early play. 

However, a mistake at the back allowed the visitors to intercept and they capitalised on the error with the opening goal. 

The blow was a harsh one for Pools who had dominated so far but they showed a positive response and began to look for a quick equaliser. 

Andy Bridges was just wide with two efforts from close range, while Brad Walker saw a half volley tipped over the bar. 

Pools did find the equaliser before the break when Walker struck home into the bottom corner to make it 1-1. 

The second half started poorly for Hewitson's side; after giving away possession from the re-start, Pools were made to pay as Hull stole in for their second of the game after just a minute of the second half. 

A young Pools side had chances to draw level - most noticeably through Dylan Armstrong and Dan Jones. 

But with the focus on attack, Hull were allowed space at the back and they grabbed a late goal to make it 3-1. 

hartlepoolunited.co.uk"The result did not really reflect the performance," Hewitson told

"I feel we really should have taken something from the match but with the team being made up of mainly first-year scholars and Under 16s, it was a decent display against a team who are top of the league." 

Full Time: Pools 1 Hull City 3 

Scott, Brown, Tuck, Nearney, Jones, Harbottle (Smith 60), Walker, Wood, Bridges (Nellis 70), Mitchinson (Armstrong 60), L Green Pools:
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