Grimsby Town Youth brew up a victory against Burton Albion
TWO goals from frontman Rob Bryant saw Grimsby Town's Youth team to a 2-0 win over Burton Albion in the Youth Alliance League.
The game at Cheapside was Adam Smith's first in charge of the side following Robbie Stockdale's move to Sunderland.
Bryant struck twice in the second half to hand the young Mariners their second win of the season.
Speaking after the game, Smith, said: "It was a difficult week for the boys with Robbie leaving, but all things considered, they did very well.
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"They're all aware that if they're going to have careers in the game, they need to realise that managers and coaches do come and go and you're just expected to get on with it, and they've done that very well.
"I couldn't fault them for their attitude or efforts on Saturday.
He added: "The conditions were not great for either side, because it was really, really hot, but they dealt with that well.
"We spoke with the lads after the game and I think everyone was in agreement that our football on the day probably wasn't where we'd want it to be. We didn't have as much possession as we'd like and we didn't use it as well as we would have like,
"But, every single player who played a part put in a real shift and they got their reward.
Following Stockdale's departure, Academy Manager Smith will take control of the Youth side until a permanent successor can be found.
And he says after fulfilling the role on a temporary basis in the past, he is enjoying being involved again.
He added: "It's been a little while since I stepped up last time to take charge and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
"It's great to be working with the boys and the other coaches, they're a good group."
The Youth team's next game is away at Goole in the FA Youth Cup qualifying round next Tuesday.