Pools Youth Team celebrated their first win of the season when they defeated York City 2-1 at Blackhall’s Welfare Park on Saturday.
After losing both of their opening Youth Alliance League fixtures of the new campaign, John Hewitson’s youngsters were determined to get some points on the board against The Minstermen.
Pools began pressing their visitors from the off and there were early chances for Kenton Richardson and Lewis Orrell but they couldn’t convert and the first half ended goalless.
However, Pools found their cutting edge after the break and the first goal arrived when Liam Travers closed down a sloppy back pass, got the better of the keeper and slotted the ball home.
Travers then doubled his own tally and Pools’ lead when Josh Hawkes cleverly played him through on goal and he calmly ran through to beat the keeper once again.
With a 2-0 lead, Pools looked comfortable in the game and could have scored more goals but then conceded a sloppy goal two minutes from time when City counter-attacked effectively from a corner.
“It was a much-improved performance and we deserved the three points,” Hewitson insisted afterwards.
“We could have made it more comfortable for ourselves by taking more of our chances but, overall, we have to be happy and it’s certainly something to build on.”
Full Time: Pools 2 York City 1
Pools: Moloney, Holliday, Owen, Fielding, Cooper, Orrell, Wood, Hawkes, Richardson, Travers, Simpson (Jackson 73).
Catterick, Weirs, Miller.Subs not used: