Pools Youth Team continued their sensational form with a 7-1
thrashing of Solihull Moors on Wednesday afternoon to extend their unbeaten run
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 NorthernDivision title contention.
Joe Grey and Luke Chapman both helped themselves to
hat-tricks in this latest rout, which saw Pools youngsters take their goaltally 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 winthe 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 reactedquickest 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 levellinggoal.
However, Pools were back in front a couple of minutes later
when Jay Gibson broke intelligently from midfield to find Grey and he laid iton 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 closerange.
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 for5-1.
The referee then spotted a handball in the box which
provided Pools with a penalty and Chapman with the opportunity to complete histreble, 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 brilliantday 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 thegame,” 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.