UNITED swept past Yeovil in the Youth Alliance on Saturday and it was a terrific performance enjoyed by an intrigued Yellow Army at Plainmoor.
Freddie Palmer opened the scoring with a sweet shot in the corner before the Glovers hit back with dubious penalty, but the half-time lead was restored from a set-piece routine, allowing Jamie Alexandrou to tap in comfortably from close range.
After the break, a penalty from Dan Sullivan and the goal of the game by James Washburn with a thumping header from a corner completed a 4-1 win.
“I was really pleased with the boys and it goes to show what hard work can do,” said head of youth Geoff Harrop. “We had to take a defeat on the chin at Swindon the week before and passed the ball really well for the first half-hour, probably the best I’ve seen in my time at the club.
“The performance was excellent and I’m so happy for the boys. It was also credit to our coaching team of Gareth law and Robbie Herrera, who have worked the lads really hard in pre-season.
“Dan Sullivan has enjoyed an excellent start to the season. He has scored four goals in two games and he’s playing in a slightly different role. He likes to play as the spare man in midfield but he is adapting as a lone-striker, and working on his movement.
“The way we are trying to play means the surface is very important and we definitely benefited from playing at Plainmoor. We are asking the boys to get the ball down and pass it. Training facilities are so important and the sooner we can get a better surface at Seale Hayne, the higher standard of players we can produce.
“We have a weekend off this Saturday but we’re at home to Oxford the following weekend (September 1). The game will be at Plainmoor for a midday kick-off and entrance is available at £2 for adults and £1 for kids.”