Pools Under-16s will look to continue their fine form this season when they compete in a Northern Area Semi-Final game against Shrewsbury Town in Doncaster on Sunday.
Antony Sweeney’s youngsters have been excellent so far in 2017/18 and topped the North East Division in the competitive element of the Under 16s Schoolboy Games.
The reward for that success is this weekend’s game at a neutral venue where they will face The Shrews, who finished top of the pile in the North West section.
“This is a good opportunity for the Under-16s to continue their good performance and results,” Sweeney told us.
“Although the focus is predominantly on the development of players, it will be a good test to see if they can perform in the same way and play through the thirds of the pitch in line with our Academy philosophy, even when the level of importance is raised in a knock-out situation.”
The winners of Sunday’s tie will go on to play with Oxford United of AFC Wimbledon in the Final.