Pools Youth Team made a safe passage in to the next round ofthe FA Youth Cup as they won 7-0 at Seaham Red Star on Thursday night.
Ian McGuckin's youngsters were in irresistible form and scored some mouth-watering goals during the rout, which is sure to boost confidence levels going back in to their league campaign.
The emphatic result saw has set up an away tie in the next phase of the prestigious competition when they will travel to Stockport County.
It was 1-0 inside six minutes when Joe Grey did well down
the right and his low ball across found Aaron Willoughby who skilfully turnedaway from the defender to finish low inside the right-hand post.
Keaton Sturdy made it 2-0 not long afterwards when he made a
determined run towards the edge of the home side's box before sending aclinical low drive in to the bottom left-hand corner of the net.
Coleby Shepherd then showed great imagination to clip a ball
in behind the Seaham defence for Jack Leonard who cleverly cut inside on hisright foot to fire in a third goal on the half-hour mark.
Grey then started and finished a lovely team move to make it
4-0 eight minutes later; the young front man drove forward menacingly and the
ball was then worked out to Kyle Wilson who played a one-two with Leonardbefore slipping a low cross along the six-yard line to the waiting Grey.
Adam Campbell then took matters in to his own hands with a
brilliant run from the halfway line, driving between three Red Star defenderbefore applying a clinical finish to make it 5-0 before break.
Willoughby's direct running was a threat all night and he
caused more problems just before the hour-mark when he linked-up wonderfully
with Grey before side-stepping across a defender and slotting home his secondof the night to make it 6-0.
The home side continued to show spirit and determination,
which meant Pools had to wait until six minutes from time to celebrate their
seventh goal – this time Leonard cleverly moved the ball on to his left foottwenty yards from goal to deliver a stunning finish in to the top corner.
Full Time: Seaham Red Star 0 Pools 7
Pools: Young, Wilson, Pilling, Thompson, Campbell (Gibson 71), Webster (Naisbett 63), Sturdy, Shepherd, Willoughby, Grey (Chapman 63), Leonard.
Subs not used: Lowerson, James.