Hull City U18s Joint Manager Matt Hare says he was delighted with the character and ruthless finishing shown by his side in their 4-1 victory over Millwall.
Despite going behind, a brace from Harvey Carew and goals from Oliver Green and Josh Ward secured all three points for the Tigers in the U18 Professional Development League.
On the victory…
“It was a good win and a pleasing win. I thought we were unfortunate to go behind through a penalty, but it was a great response from the lads who quickly got themselves back level in the game. We carried on where we left off from Watford last week. We were aggressive with the front press and we were really hard to break down when it was in our own half and we was good in the transition, so what we set the boys task wise to do, they’ve gone away and they’ve completed it which is pleasing.
“There was character last week against Watford and we asked and spoke about character this week during training and having consistency in our game. That character was shown again as going 1-0 behind, it was a quick response and we asked the boys to kick on again in the second half and they responded to it well and we were ruthless scoring three quick goals to put the game to bed."
Scoring three second half goals…
“We’ve had a couple of games where we’ve been unfortunate not to score, but the best thing is the lads didn’t let their heads drop and we’ve told them that if they work hard enough, the goals will come and we’ll get a variety of scorers and today, we’ve had goals coming from all over the pitch which is pleasing, so it was a good day in the attacking sense.
“Harvey (Carew) has come in and played as a nine in the last couple of games. Last week, he didn’t get any goals against Watford, but what he did do was work his socks off out of possession and he deserved to start today and he carried on with his hard work with two goals being his reward for it, so we’re pleased for Harvey and it was great to see ‘Wardy’ (Josh Ward) scoring as he’s a really good trainer. He works hard in training consistently throughout the games programme, so we’re pleased that Josh’s hard work and effort was rewarded with a goal."
Colchester United Preview…
“Colchester have done really well and have had a really good start to the season. They’ve scored a lot of goals against good opposition. I think they beat Watford 7-2 earlier this season, so they’re clearly an attacking threat. We’ve scored seven goals in two games, so it should be a really good entertaining game. We’ve got to be aware of their threats, but I’m sure they’ll be concerned about the threats we pose going forward as well.”