Praise For Youth Team
Richie Kyle described the youth team’s 3-0 win over Carlisle United as ‘the most pleasing since Walsall’ – which had the same outcome.
The young Seasiders saw off the Cumbrian side’s challenge with goals from Joe Moulden, Mark Waddington and Henry Cameron at Squires Gate on Saturday, making it seven wins from the last eight matches.
Four of those have come in the North West Youth Alliance, starting at Walsall in September, and Kyle was delighted to keep the remarkable, eight-match unbeaten run going.
“It was a comfortable win for us,” said Kyle. “The most pleasing performance since we beat Walsall by the same score in September.
“We started on the front foot and played some great stuff, dominating from the first to last minute. We had good possession but needed to be more aggressive because we’ve got big lads, although we coped with Carlisle’s physicality.”
On his return from injury, Moulden opened the scoring with a header from Connor Ready’s corner, leaping high above the visitors’ defence to nod home at the near post.
And with Moulden also contributing towards another clean sheet, Kyle praised the defender’s first performance back alongside Harrison McGahey at the heart of Pool’s defence.
“It looked like Joe has never been away,” said Kyle. “He came through unscathed and it was important he scored early for us, and it was important for us to keep a clean sheet, it’s what the first team emphasise a lot.”
Blackpool face a derby fixture at Preston North End next - at Chorley’s Victoria Park on Saturday – although Kyle sees it as just another fixture for the rampant young Tangerines.
“Although people may be fired up and see it as a derby game, it’s really just another game for us which we want to win,” said Kyle.
“We take each game as it comes and just keep doing what we’re doing. John Murphy and Ciaran Donnelly will take care of things.”
And after an impressive 2-0 friendly victory at Bolton Wanderers earlier in the month, a clash at Manchester City’s under-17s has been arranged for Tuesday 4 November.
“We want to keep challenging ourselves and play different types of games, which is why we’re having a friendly with Manchester City’s under-17s,” added Kyle. “It’s important to learn how to play against bigger clubs and it will boost the lads’ confidence levels even more.”