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Youth Team Hit Solihull Moors For Seven

4 March 2020

Match Reports

Youth Team Hit Solihull Moors For Seven

4 March 2020

Pools Youth Team continued their sensational form with a 7-1

thrashing of Solihull Moors on Wednesday afternoon to extend their unbeaten run

to eight games.

Ian McGuckin's men have been in irresistible form since the

turn of the year and their results could yet drive them in to NLFA Northern

Division title contention.

Joe Grey and Luke Chapman both helped themselves to

hat-tricks in this latest rout, which saw Pools youngsters take their goal

tally to an extraordinary 36 in their last eight outings.

“It was another excellent performance, you have to say,”admitted McGuckin afterwards.

“We dominated the game throughout but the lads showed an

outstanding attitude for the full ninety minutes and thoroughly deserved to win

the game as comfortably as they did.”

It took Pools until the 22nd minute to open the scoring

when a wide free-kick was delivered in to the box where Chapman reacted

quickest to set-up Grey who smashed it home from close range.

The Moors equalised on the half-hour when they left Pools

appealing for a penalty to counter-attack effectively and grab the levelling


However, Pools were back in front a couple of minutes later

when Jay Gibson broke intelligently from midfield to find Grey and he laid it

on to Chapman who made it 2-1.

McGuckin's side then grabbed a third goal just before the

break when Chapman once again turned provider and Grey rammed home from close


Grey completed his hat-trick in the early stages of the

second half after more good work from Chapman before Grey then returned the

favour with a pinpoint cross which was excellently headed home by Chapman for


The referee then spotted a handball in the box which

provided Pools with a penalty and Chapman with the opportunity to complete his

treble, which he did with a clinical spot-kick.

Pools rounded off the scoring with the goal of the day when

Keaton Sturdy – a late replacement for Adam Campbell who was injured in the

warm-up – struck a 25-yard pile-driver in to the net to underline a brilliant

day for the Club's youngsters.

“We maintained our determination, our passion to win the

ball and our will to keep driving forward for more goals right throughout the

game,” McGuckin added,

“Full credit to the lads to go and win by such a handsomemargin – we just want to keep this run going as long as possible now.

“The players can't wait for the next game already becausethey're so high on confidence right now.”

Full Time: Pools7 Solihull Moors 1

Pools: Lowerson, James,

Miller, Naisbett, Pilling, Webster, Sturdy (Leonard 82), Gibson, Shepherd

(Willoughby 62), Grey, Chapman.

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