Tigers too sharp for Pools as big errors lead to another defeat for Youth Team.
Pools Youth Team suffered their fifth successive defeat on Saturday morning as two second half goals helped Hull City to victory at Blackhall’s Welfare Park.
John Hewitson’s youngsters began the game in encouraging fashion and created several good opportunities on the back of an energetic opening period.
However, their finishing let them down as they were unable to convert their chances though Jordan Jewson and Jack Blackford proved a threat for the visitors throughout the first half.
Blackford spurned two good openings at the start of the second period after good delivery from Tom Mitchinson, while Jack Turnbull also sent a header wide when well-position to open the scoring.
And Pools were punished for their missed opportunities when Hull City broke forward ruthlessly through Ben Hinchcliffe, who raced on to a sloppy pass and hit the net.
The goal stunned Pools and knocked them out of their stride, highlighted when possession was lost careless again moments later and City were allowed to double their lead through Will Annan.
Jewson had a chance to bring Pools back in to it late on but his shot went straight at the keeper as Pools again paid for missed opportunities and slack defending.
“Overall it was a steady performance if you take away the errors,” Hewitson commented.
“We had some good chances to have gone in front in the first half and early in the second and when you don’t take them you always run the risk of being hit at the other end.
“Having said that, we really need to stop making such basic mistakes because, but for two crucial mistakes, there wasn’t a great deal in the game.”
Full Time: Pools 0 Hull City 2
Pools: Dawson, Carr, Varga, Turnbull, Howes, Mithinson (Elliott 80), Briggs, Jewson, Blackford, Armstrong, Wood.
Cunningham, Barber, Travers.Subs not used: