First-year professional Harry Lovick was happy to progress to the next round of the East Riding Senior Cup, after an 8-2 victory over FC Humber United.
The midfielder netted one, while braces from McCauley Snelgrove and Louis Beckett, an own goal and finishes from Will Jarvis and Josh Hinds secured the Tigers the win at the Roy West Centre.
“I’m delighted to progress in the competition,” said Lovick.
“It’s always nice to play in the cup and get some minutes in the legs and obviously get to the further rounds of the tournament.
“It was a tough battle as we were playing against men. It was all about winning the aerial battles and winning second balls as well as tackles and I thought we did that well.
“To score eight goals in any game is difficult. We work hard a lot in training on finishing and being clinical and I thought we showed that throughout the fixture.”
After Oliver Green was replaced by Harry Wallis in the 70th minute, Lovick received the captain’s armband and the midfielder explained he enjoyed the responsibility, as the Under-23s look ahead to their Professional Development League fixture against top-of-the-table Coventry City at the MKM Stadium on Saturday.
“It was great to have the captain’s armband for the last 20 minutes,” added Lovick. “To wear it and lead the team is an honour.
“This result will hopefully breed confidence moving forward. Coventry are top of the league and are a good side, but I’m sure if we can play our football, we can earn a positive result.
“It’s always nice to play at the MKM Stadium and be in front of the fans, but the main target is getting the three points.”