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Hull City U18s 4-0 Boston United Academy

2 August 2022

Glen Sani netted all four goals as Hull City Under-18s defeated Boston United 4-0 at Bishop Burton College.

Sani netted two in each half as the Tigers won their penultimate pre-season fixture.

John Anderson and Billy Clarke made seven changes to the starting XI to the one that faced Aberdeen in Portugal last time out. Ben Voase returned in goal, while Keegan Green, James Carr, Aman Panesar, Kyle Fanning, Harry Spence and Sani all started.

The visitors created the opening chances of the game as Panesar cleared Kristian Gagyi’s effort off the line within three minutes before Voase held attempts by Luke Waddington and Gagyi.

At the other end, Spence’s strike was blocked by Lucas Stubbs before the Tigers took the lead from the penalty spot. After Sani won the spot-kick, the forward stepped up and dispatched his spot-kick with the help of hitting both posts.

A minute later and the forward secured his brace. A brilliant pass by Spence released Sani through on goal as he confidently put his finish between the legs of the onrushing Jake Lovelace.

The Tigers continued to push as Spence’s dangerous cross was just missed by the runs of Sani and Mason Johnson, while Panesar was brilliantly denied by an acrobatic save by Lovelace.

Jake Henderson volleyed wide for Boston from a corner delivery before Spence and Fanning both saw efforts held by Lovelace in the other goal.

Gagyi looked to get the visitors back in the game in the opening exchanges of the second half, but his attempt flew over the bar. Three minutes later and the Tigers had three consecutive chances.

Rocco Coyle’s dipping drive tested Lovelace before Panesar saw his rebound blocked. The ball would make its way to Sani, but his strike was well saved by the Boston goalkeeper.

Sani, however, wouldn’t be denied his hat-trick as just four minutes, the forward connected with Spence’s drilled delivery to convert at close range.

Another four minutes would pass as Sani netted his fourth. In what was a carbon copy of the Tigers’ third goal, Sani clinically finished at the front post to give Anderson’s men a strong lead.

Late-on in the fixture, there were chances for more goals as Sam Opoku hit the crossbar with a thunderous effort from distance, while Carr produced a stunning block to deny Dexter Tomlinson and preserve the clean sheet.


Hull City (4-3-3): Voase; Green (C), Carr, Cooper (Iggulden 70’), Onoh (Jackson 70’); Coyle, Fanning (Gray 76’), Panesar (Opoku 76’); Spence (Chibanga 76’), Sani (Kelly 76’), Johnson (Nkomba 76’).

Sub Not Used: Wilson.


Boston United (4-3-3): Lovelace (Fox 75’); Jaime (Stevens 75’), Harris (C) (Tomlinson 64’), Sheriff, Stubbs (Williams 64’); Burdass (Sutton 79’), Waddington (Smith 77’), Foster (Redmond 70’); Henderson, Gagyi (Rogers 79’), Millar.


Photo: Browns Sports Villa 

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