Youth team coach reflects on the Accrington victory
John Murphy was delighted after guiding the youth team to a 4-1 victory at Accrington Stanley in the Lancashire FA Professional Youth Cup.
The young Seasiders set up a semi-final clash at Preston North End after goals from Mark Waddington, Henry Cameron, Dom Telford and Kieran Shaw saw them safely through at QEGS Blackburn.
Murphy, one of the youth team’s coaches, was left in charge in the absence of Richie Kyle on Tuesday afternoon, and the 37-year-old was glad to help extend Pool’s winning run.
“It was a good win for us and I felt we had a bit too much for Accrington,” said Murphy. “We’re on a good run and we’ve now scored thirteen goals in our last three games.
“We must not get complacent though, and we look forward to another meeting with Preston, and particularly Henry (Cameron), who is a North End fan.”
The only downside to the result was the withdrawal of in-form striker George Lomax through injury after ten minutes.
Murphy said: “George is scheduled to have a scan. He’s always keen to play but, like all the lads, sometimes they have protect their body because injuries happen in football.
“Dom (Telford) came on to score which was good for us and we’re hoping Luke Higham will be able to make the squad for the trip to Carlisle on Saturday.”