Hinds Happy To Contribute To Bolton Win
Josh Hinds was happy to contribute to Hull City U18s' impressive victory over Bolton Wanderers at the weekend.
The winger scored one and assisted another in the 6-1 win at Bishop Burton College in what was his first U18 Professional Development League start after an injury-disrupted start to the 2019/20 campaign.
Reflecting on the game, Hinds said: "I’m very happy with the victory and I’m also happy to contribute with a goal and an assist. I think the lads were very good throughout. We created a lot of chances and fully deserved the win.
"For my goal, I saw the space and just drove into it. Rob Guilfoyle cut it back and I knew that if I got a good enough connection on it and guided it away from the keeper then it was going in - luckily I did that!
"I was delighted to get my first start because I thought I’ve been working hard since coming back from injury and I thought that it was time for me to re-establish myself into the starting team.
"I was happy that the coaches did that (to give me my start) and I thought I played well so I’m very happy. I’m very pleased that I can come back and play and do what I love basically."
There was, however, one source of frustration for the first-year scholar as the young Tigers failed to keep what would have been a fourth clean sheet of the season when conceding the seventh and final goal of the game.
"I was annoyed that we conceded a goal, especially as I had a part to play as well which is annoying," he added.
"I felt it was a bit harsh on our keeper Harvey Cartwright (to concede), because I thought he had a good game, despite not having to do much, and he deserved what would have been a clean sheet.
"It was hard on all of us in fact because, despite the fact we love to score, the goal we conceded hurt."