Seasiders Progress In Youth Alliance CupBlackpool Youth’s impressive form continued after a comprehensive 5-0 win away at Grimsby Town in the Youth Alliance Cup.
A brace from Dom Telford and further goals by Mark Waddington, Henry Cameron and an own-goal sealed the victory, and Head of Coaching Richie Kyle could not hide his delight after his side’s third win on the bounce.
“I know I said this last week but I’ll say it again, that was our best performance so far,” said Kyle.
“Every week the boys seem to be getting stronger and stronger - these cup games can be tricky as you don’t always know too much about the opposition but we controlled the game from start to finish and it was a dominant display.
“They were so convincing today so they’re all buzzing. When you play like that your confidence builds and that tricky start we had is firmly behind us now.
“They were excellent from start to finish and even the opposition manager was very complimentary after the game, which is always nice to hear.”
The young Seasiders have now scored nine goals in three games without reply, but whereas the free-scoring nature of his side is pleasing, Kyle is even happier with the clean sheets at the other end.
“Keeping clean sheets are so important. If you don’t concede you have a right chance of winning every game,” he said.
“Obviously scoring five goals is pleasing as I’ve wanted us to be more clinical, but the foundation of our success last season was built on clean sheets. It’s all well and good scoring goals but in tight games, keeping clean sheets can be the difference between a win and a draw.
“For all our attacking play, Daniel Milton has been excellent in goal. Three shut-outs as he calls them, as he’s Canadian, on the bounce has been very impressive, as has Joe Moulden in defence.
“But today I could name every player, they all played well and thoroughly deserved the win.”
After what was a difficult opening few weeks to the season, Pool are now on a roll and Kyle is in no doubt to why that is.
“We’ve got this run going now and found consistency because we don’t have to chop and change. We’ve got a settled team now and we have the two lads back from the first-team so the confidence around the camp is building all the time,” he added.