A brace from Jack Hallahan helped BAFC’s under 18s side halt a run of two straight defeats with a 4-0 demolition of York, in which Dylan Garnett and Joe Hunt also scored in the Youth Alliance League.The Brewers suffered a defeat in their last league game, a 3-0 defeat to Oldham Athletic, before exiting the Youth Alliance Cup after a 3-1 quarter-final defeat to Wigan Athletic. However, the youngsters produced the perfect response to their recent form.
Sam Rose’s team had found themselves 3-0 down after 15 minutes in last weekend’s defeat to the Latics, but there was no repeat of such a poor start as Albion managed to take York in at half-time with the score at 0-0. In the second half, the Brewers struck. Four goals and an impressive defensive display gave them the win over the Minstermen.
Rose said that he was pleased to see his side learn from the positives from their last game, and that he was delighted with the way the team dealt with the conditions.
“It was a poor surface, which made it hard for either team to play,” Rose said.
“It was a scrappy first half, but we got better as the second half went on and kept a clean sheet, which was pleasing.
“I did say to the boys that if we could start this game the way that we finished the Wigan game then we would give ourselves a chance of winning. The attitude, the determination and the aggression to win one v. Ones and press and win the ball back, was all evident.
“It was a really good response to getting knocked out of the cup, but the lads were ‘on it’ today and they wanted to do well, we wanted a win because it puts us higher up the table and in a strong position to finish strongly before Christmas.”
The result moves the young Brewers up to third in the division and their next game is against Chesterfield on Friday.