Academy Brush Aside Harrogate In FA Youth Cup

The Academy U-18s brushed aside their hosts Harrogate Town to make further progress in the FA Youth Cup.

Dave Currie’s boys opened the scoring in the sixth minute through left-winger Lewis Waddington to set Harrogate back on their heels but leaving them determined not to concede the 12 goals inflicted on them by Guiseley in a recent league game.

Guiseley however stuck to their task and striker Jake Young made it 2-0 before the break.

The young Lions stepped it up in the second-half adding three more goals.

The first came when Young was pushed in the penalty area and winger Tabish Hussain stepped up to convert from the penalty spot.

Young went on to complete his hat-trick with a tap in from close range to make it 4-0 and then a stunning strike for the fifth.

Harrogate bagged a consolation goal before the final whistle.

Guiseley: Declan Lambton; Joe Straker, Lewis Jackson, Nick Brayshaw, Nathan Newall; Tabish Hussain, Craig Hall, Aleks Starcenko, Lewis Waddington; Jake Young, Mustapha Coker. Subs: Joe Webster, Charlie Heath, Lewis Collett, Adam Haw, Akram Aliyu.