A double strike from Luke Hogg helped Guiseley Academy maintain their position at the top of the National League Under-19 Alliance Division I table in a 3-0 win over York City in a game played at Middleton Sports Centre.
The Young Lions opened the scoring with a superb strike from Luke Hogg in the first-half. In-form striker Kieron Ceesay produced another good finish to take the score to 2-0 as he bagged his ninth goal in eight games since being promoted to the Academy first team following the departure of leading scorer Jake Young to Sheffield United.
A well-taken penalty from Hogg took the score to 3-0 and saw the Academy bag another three points in their quest to retain their league title.
The management team were delighted with the result but also delighted with the performance from the players. Head coach Danny Ellis said:”The players were excellent and they followed the game plan to the last letter. The work-rate from the lads was at the level we need it to be and that put pressure on our opponents.”
Youth team manager Dave Currie added:”We have a young side and hopefully we can keep progressing as a group and as individuals. The players know that if they are performing Marcus and Russ will give them a shot in the first team so hopefully some can make the step up in the future.”