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Boyle Pleased With Clinical Performance

Boyle Pleased With Clinical Performance

Terry Boyle was delighted with the clinical edge shown by his Hull City Under-18s side in Saturday's 6-2 victory over Bolton Wanderers.

A Rob Guilfoyle hat-trick, along with further goals from Dan Hawkins, Tommy Best and Harry Wood, saw the young Tigers begin 2019 in impressive fashion on home soil as they registered their second U18 Professional Development League win of the season.

Reflecting on the win, Boyle said: "All credit to the boys; to score six goals is always a big achievement. The lads worked really hard and got the result that their hard work and performance deserved.

"It's important we don't get carried away on the back of the scoreline though as there are always things we can work and improve on and Saturday's game was no different even though the result might suggest otherwise.

"From our point of view, we were very clinical in the final third, which was great.

"The end products were good from certain individuals. Rob (Guilfoyle) obviously scored a hat-trick, but our midfielders got forward well, got into the box and were on the scoresheet, so there are always positives to take after scoring six goals. 

“But, out of every game there’s always positives and negatives, obviously not too many negatives on Saturday because of the end result, but there are still things that we can work on and look to improve for further games.

"We conceded two which is something we’ll look at, but the main focus has to be on the positives for the lads. It was great to smiles on faces after the game and hopefully, we can build on the performance and the results going forward."