Collins on form in Humberside rout
GRIMSBY youngster Lewis Collins was amongst the stars as Humberside's Under-16s hammered Lincolnshire 6-0 in the ESFA Inter-County Trophy.
The Oasis Academy Wintringham pupil was joined in the squad by Josh Sunter (Tollbar Academy) and Jordan Barnett (Ormiston Academy).
After a long lay-off due to the Christmas holidays and bad weather, Humberside played at the new 3G pitch at Sirius Academy, Hull, for the first time.
They started with a strong breeze at their backs and within 15 minutes were 3-0 up.
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Harry Cardwell latched on to a clearance from goalkeeper Pat Weaver, outpaced the Lincolnshire defence, rounded the goalkeeper and tapped the ball into the empty net.
Five minutes later, good work on the right from Alex Penney and a fine cross from Jack Harrison was met by Lewis Bemrose with a header to double the lead.
For the third goal, Penney crossed to Bemrose whose deft lay-off allowed Jordan Ogden to fire home.
The hosts continued to dominate with Collins pulling the strings, while Will Annan, Penney and Ogden were constantly inter-changing positions and retaining possession.
On the half-hour mark, a free-kick by Collins, a lovely through-ball from Annan and an assured finish by Bemrose made it four.
Both full-backs – Jack Harrison and Josh Bartram – supported attacks down the flanks and Lincs struggled to get out of their half.
Centre-halves Barnett and Sunter were equal to anything that Lincolnshire could offer going forward.
Humberside manager Cosi Basile brought on Jordan Douglas in goal, and replaced both Cardwell and Penney due to their commitments with Hull City. Joe McFadden came on for the striker and Jamie Forrester played in midfield.
Despite Lincolnshire having the wind at their backs, Humberside continued to dominate the game.
After ten minutes of the second half, Jack Trammer replaced Harrison at right-back, and Zak Shipman came on for Barnett.
The changes did not affect the fluency of the team play one iota.
Bemrose completed a stunning hat-trick from close range, and McFadden hit a fine right foot shot from the edge of the penalty area to complete the scoring.