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Wood Disappointed As U18s Fail To Make Dominance Count

Wood Disappointed As U18s Fail To Make Dominance Count

Harry Wood says Hull City Under-18s should have made their second half dominance count in Saturday's defeat away at Bolton Wanderers.

After finding themselves a goal down at the break courtesy of Callum King-Holmes' 34th-minute goal, John Anderson and Terry Boyle's young side produced a much-improved display in the second half but couldn't take advantage as the hosts held on for the win - much to the disappointment of Wood.

"I thought in the first half, we weren't at the level needed," he said. "The first goal went in and our reaction wasn't good enough.

"They controlled the game first half but, in the second, we came out and were very positive. We were all over them really.

"We had more chances, we played more on the front foot and we won more second balls, but we just couldn't get the goal we needed to get ourselves back in the game."

Reflecting on his own performance, Wood added: "It was a mixed performance. I thought there were things that I could have done better in the first 45 minutes but, like the team, I feel as though I improved and did well after the break.

"It was good to get a full 90 minutes under my belt but, on the team front, it was just disappointing that we couldn't get something for our efforts.

"In the last couple of weeks we’ve improved in stages and that has to continue when we play Nottingham Forest at home on Saturday because we want to pick up a positive result."