There was success for United’s youth team on Wednesday night, as they progressed to the next round of the FA Youth Cup with a 2-0 victory over Grimsby Town.The Iron began the game at Glanford Park on the front foot and scored two quick-fire goals thanks to George Barmby and Leslie Sackey. Academy manager Tony Daws says he was delighted with the victory, and felt it was well deserved.
Speaking to The Iron PlayerHD, Daws said: “I’m very pleased with the victory, it’s good to get through to the next round of the youth cup.
“We started the first half really well, and we couldn’t have started any better really.
“It was a fantastic start, but we found it difficult to maintain that momentum for the next hour or so. We did start the game well though, and that’s what won us the game.
“We scored the two goals, but I also think we created another two or three good goalscoring opportunities that I thought we were unlucky not to take.
“There are lots of positives, especially in that opening 20 minute spell I thought we were really on top of our game. In that 20 minute spell that’s probably the best we've played so far this season.”
Skipper Lewis Butroid spoke of his elation to reach the next phase of the competition, and stated he and his teammates will be for more of the same in the next round.
Butroid said: “First and foremost I’m delighted to get through.
“I thought we started the game really well, but took our foot off the gas a little. However, we did well to cope with the pressure from Grimsby, get a clean sheet and came through the game.
“It was nice to start the game on the front foot and have the lead early on, so we could then see the job through.
“We’re out of one cup, so we’re focused to do as well as we can in this competition, and go as far as we can.”
Scorer of the second goal Sackey was equally pleased to come out of the game with a victory, and the defender feels it was United’s positive start which set them on the way to the win.
“I’m very pleased,” Sackey explained.
“I thought the team played well. We worked as a unit, and it was really good to get a positive result.
“It was good to finish the game on a high, and come out of the blocks at the start and get the two goals to kill the game off.
“We’re on a good run right now, so hopefully we can keep it up and take it into the game on Saturday against Oldham.”
See much more from Tony Daws, Lewis Butroid and Leslie Sackey on the Iron PlayerHD.
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