Pools Youth Team booked their place in Round Two of the Youth Alliance Cup with an impressive win over Chesterfield on Saturday.
The youngsters were in fine form as they continued their unbeaten start to the new campaign with a fully deserved victory against The Spireites.
Chances arrived for Pools early in the game and Jordan Jewson opened the scoring with a fine effort from distance, catching the visiting keeper off his line to find the net.
Chesterfield responded positively and began applying some pressure of their own, but Pools withstood that and could have doubled their lead when Jewson planted a header off the cross bar early in the second half.
However, the confident front man didn’t have to wait long to double his tally for the afternoon – moments later he benefitted from excellent play on the wing by Jack Blackford to power home his second and make it 2-0.
And Jewson secured the points for Pools when he completed his hat-trick with a spectacular free-kick from just outside the penalty area.
Chesterfield managed to pull a goal back late on when they forced the ball home from close range after a goalmouth scramble but it was too little too late for the away side.
“We did better than we have been in possession and deserved our win,” John Hewitson explained afterwards.
“The boys are finding some consistency in their performances now and we have made an encouraging start so it’s up to us all to make sure it continues.”
Full Time: Pools 3 Chesterfield 1
Dawson, Turnbull, Varga, Howes, Briggs, Wood, Richardson (Cunningham 85), Blackford, Elliott, Travers, Jewson.Pools: