A young Consett side enjoyed a fine win in the opening round of the FA Youth Cup tonight, winning 6-1 at Sunderland RCA.
The Under-18s scored three times in each half at LGV Park, and could have won by an even bigger scoreline but for an impressive display by home keeper Matthew Louneon in the Extra Preliminary Round tie.
It took just five minutes to Consett to open the scoring, when Roman Boyzk fired home, but 10 minutes later RCA levelled through Ashton Roche.
Consett, kicking down the slope in the first half, were doing most of the attacking, and took control of the tie with two goals inside four minutes.
First, three minutes before half-time, No 9 Joe Naylor stabbed home a rebound from close range after the keeper had made a good save, then in the first minute of added time he scored again, this time with a powerful shot into the top corner.
Seven minutes into the second half Consett extended their lead, and on 64 minutes Naylor, pictured top, completed his hat-trick.
RCA didn’t give up, and were unlucky not to score when they crashed a shot against the bar, but Consett scored again right at the death to make the final score 6-1.
Their reward is another away trip, to Carlisle City, in the Preliminary Round, with the tie to be played in the week commencing Monday 4 September.