Lead Professional Development Coach Andy Dawson says he was pleased how his team performed after an 8-2 victory over FC Humber United in the Second Round of the East Riding Senior Cup.
Braces from McCauley Snelgrove and Louis Beckett, an own goal and finishes from Will Jarvis, Harry Lovick and Josh Hinds helped secure the Tigers victory at the Roy West Centre.
On the Victory…
“It was a different challenge to what the lads are usually used to. That’s not being disrespectful to FC Humber United, because I thought they gave us a really good go and tried to get into our faces and it was up to our boys to find ways to create opportunities to get at them and I thought first half we did that really well. I thought we knew when to play into pockets or when to play in-behind and the one thing we said at half-time was could we be more clinical and make the right decision in the final third, because I don’t think we did.
“We didn’t work the goalkeeper or hit the target enough when we had some clear-cut opportunities. We have to be clinical individually and collectively as that’s what we’re all judged on and I thought second half, we were really clinical, calm and composed. We made good decisions, correct decisions and the boys got their rewards for those decisions.
“It was great to see so many scholars playing at Under-23s level. This was another opportunity to impress against a different type of opposition to what they’re used to, who play a different style of football. We asked all of them to be brave, aggressive and be on the front foot, both in and out of possession, and overall I thought we played well and scored some excellent goals.
Coventry City U23s Preview…
“Coventry City are a good team. They’ve always been a fairly experienced side and they are currently at the top of the table. We’ve seen them in their last few games and they’re very aggressive, very front foot, create lots of opportunities and score loads of goals.
“It’s a great opportunity for the young players to play at the MKM Stadium. It will be a completely different test, but it is another game of football to go out and learn and impress and show what you can do. I’m sure all the boys after this result will be full of confidence and looking forward to Saturday afternoon.”