We get a review of the weekend's fixtures with York City from both Gary Boagey and Antony Sweeney.
Lead Foundation Phase Coach Gary Boagey brings us a review of the Under 9 to Under 12 fixtures from the last weekend:
On Sunday our Under 9s to Under 12s played York City with our Under 9s and Under 11s at home and our Under 10s and Under 12s making the short journey to York.
Our Under 9s played a 2-2 draw at home in what turned out to be a tight competitive game. Our Under 10s won 9-2 after starting the game slowly and going 2-0 behind. The Under 11s lost 7-4 in a very entertaining game with both teams contributing to an end-to-end game with York City being a bit more clinical in front of goal taking their chances well and our players not taking our chances. The Under 12s won 2-1 to keep up a very good run of form going in a good team display.
Overall, it was a good weekend for the Foundation with several players being moved to play in older age groups which they did very well and had positive contributions to the games with an Under 12 forward scoring four times for the Under 13s.
We look to our Under 11s to bounce back as our Under 10s did this week in fine style.
Lead Youth Phase Coach Antony Sweeney reviews the Under 13 to Under 16 fixtures from the last weekend:
Pools Under 16s 2 York City Under 16s 1
Won 2-1 away at York City thanks to two goals from Joshua Scott.
After a dominant first half, Pools allowed York back into the game and the second period was much more evenly contested.
Pools looked to be cruising to victory before York pulled a goal back in last minute to set up a tense finish.
Pools Under 15s 2 York City Under 15s 1
A good team performance helped the Under 5s to their third consecutive win. In the first half Pools controlled the majority of the game and after a good driving run into the box by Kenton Sturdy, he pulled the cross back for Luke Chapman to score easily from the six-yard box.
York City had a few chances in the first half but came back into the game from a shot from outside the box. In the second half, Pools again took control with a good one-two on the edge of the area and Charlie Hudson curled a shot from 18 yards which found the bottom corner of the net.
York took control of the midfield for 20 minutes in the second half, which saw a penalty saved by Pools keeper Michael Roxburgh to prevent the equaliser. Pools were dangerous on the counter attack and created a couple of good chances with good work and cross from Samuel Allen, which saw Luke Chapmen head just wide.
Pools Under 14s 3 York City Under 14s 1
Away to York the Under 14s went 1-0 down early but reacted well and began to play some great football out from the back followed up by some brilliant build up play. They controlled the game throughout playing some good football and having then majority of possession. The game finished 3-1 with the goals coming from Jack Annis, Liam Dunn and Drew Lake.
Pools Under 13s 11 York City Under 13s 1
The side produced their most emphatic performance of the season against York City, displaying some fast, exciting attacking play. Pools took the lead on 8 minutes through Ben Jones. Joseph Johnson doubled the lead after 20 minutes with a fine strike. York hit back just after the half hour before Lee's sharp left foot finish restored a two goal lead.
The home side then produced a goals avalanche scoring six goals in ten minutes. Borley struck home form the edge of the area before Donaldson raced through to score. Donaldson (2), Thompson and Lee all found the net as Hartlepool produced some scintillating attacking play. Donaldson struck his fourth before Burns scored with a close range finish to complete the scoring.