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Harrogate Town: A Professional Performance

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Posted on Thu 26 Oct 2017
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FC Halifax Town under-19’s manager Mark Trueman praised his side’s “professional performance” after their 10-0 thrashing of Harrogate Town under-19’s.

Jos Veitch scored six times for Halifax on his debut for the under-19’s whilst Ellis Wade, El Anku, Jack Knight and Trent Coulter also contributed for the Shaymen who hit doubles figures for the first time this season.

Trueman was pleased with the way his team kept pushing on despite taking a commanding 6-0 lead into half-time.

“It was a very professional performance,” Trueman said. “We kept looking to go forward and get more goals and that’s what I want from my teams.”

“We didn’t get complacent, we got the ball of wide and into the box. They’ve moved the ball really well, we’ve created a lot of chances.”

“Harrogate are full of first-years so they’re a little bit younger and we had a bit more experience than them and I think that told today.”

“Overall I’m really pleased with the result today.”

Under-19’s debutant Veitch hit hat-tricks in both halves for the Shaymen and Trueman said he was proud of the winger’s display. “It was brilliant for Jos (Veitch),” Trueman continued. “This is his first-time starting in the under-19’s squad so credit to him.”

“He was brave in terms of getting in at the back stick, he scored a few from headers at the back post. That’s what we want from our wide players, to be getting into the box when the ball is on the opposite flank.

“Credit to Jos for getting his goals and hopefully that will give him some confidence for the future.”

After being knockout of The FA Youth Cup by a strong Hartlepool United in their previous outing, it was a perfect response by Halifax. But Trueman believes his side cannot get carried away with the score-line and must build on the result.

“We performed well in the (FA) Youth Cup but maybe a bit of luck just wasn’t on our side,” Trueman said.

“Today was our chance to bounce back and the lads have taken it well and in the best way really. We’ve got to now build on this because we are going to play better teams this season.”

“We’ve got to keep performing and keep playing better each week.”

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