Brace Just A Bonus For Snelgrove
McCauley Snelgrove was happy to see his brace against Bolton Wanderers at the weekend contribute to three points for Hull City U18s.
First-year scholar Snelgrove scored twice in the first half to help the Tigers come from behind to lead 3-2 at the break, with Luke Rees' late strike completing the scoring in the second half of Saturday's U18 Professional Development League clash.
"It was good to get two goals for me personally, but football is a team game and I was just happy to contribute to the team getting three points," said Snelgrove.
"Looking back at the game, I think it was very much a deserved win as we were the better team in my opinion. I thought the whole team was first-class, winning all the first and second balls and - going forward - we looked a threat all the time.
“Players were slipping and sliding all over the place due to the weather conditions and the pitch. It was hard to really get the ball down and play, but I thought everyone did that well
"We knew it was going to be hard, but we dealt with it well, especially when we went behind. The boys showed great character to get back into the game. We kept playing our game and we got our reward for doing so in the end.
"I don’t think we really got going in the second half and I think it was a game of two halves. We had to do a lot of defending as a team in the second half but we did that well before hitting them on the counter to make certain of the three points with our fourth goal."
Reflecting more on his two-goal perforamnce, Snelgrove added: "I felt confident going into the game after being with the U23s for a few games. I was ready to try new things and get more shots off and thankfully it paid off on Saturday.
"I love a left-foot finish after cutting inside from the right and seeing the ball hit the back of the net was a great feeling.
"I’ll be proud of any goal I score because they all count. As I say, the most important thing is that we came away with all three points. That is all that matters at the end of the day."