Notts County youth team did not quite hit the highs of last weekend’s 6-1 win over Scunthorpe, but they were more than happy to settle for the five they put past Hartlepool United.
The young Magpies claimed another impressive victory, following a long trip up north on Saturday morning.
Despite being 3-1 down at the interval, the youth team fought back to make it 5-3 and recorded their seventh victory in eight matches.
Frontman Romello Nangle netted Notts’ first to make it 1-1 in the first half but the Monkey Hangers struck twice more.
After some stern words in the dressing room, County showed plenty of improvements and striker Malachi Lavelle-Moore pulled a goal back with a fine header.
Nangle added two more for his hat-trick, marking a great return from his stint with the senior squad, before midfielder Kyle Dixon rounded off the scoring with a late spot-kick.
“It was a poor performance in the first half but we politely reminded them that they were better than what they were showing,” youth team coach Brett Adams told the official site.
“We had to look at last week’s positives and why we did so well in that game, and, to be fair to the lads, they responded well by scoring four in the second half.
“It’s impressive that we’re scoring the goals, though it’s worrying that we’ve conceded three.
“But, it’s pleasing to get the three points, which takes us up to 22 now, and we’ll be looking to take that fighting spirit from the second half into Tuesday’s Quarter-Final.”
The youth team are in action against Macclesfield Town youth team in the Quarter-Final of the Youth Alliance Cup on Tuesday morning.
An 11.30am kick-off, the match will take place at Highfields, with supporters welcome to cheer on the team.