Louis Jones was pleased to keep a clean sheet against Rotherham United in the U18s victory at Roundwood Sports Complex.
The goalkeeper put in a solid performance in the South Yorkshire derby, and he says the young side continued to battleuntil the end.
He said: “I thought everyone played well to be fair, we said in the dressing room it was going to be a tough game because it’s a local derby, so you’ve got to battle and that’s what the lads did so that’s obviously a big positive.
“There are always times at the end of the game where everyone gets a chance and Rotherham got the chance and it hit the cross-bar, it happens, but at least we’ve got through it and got the clean sheet.
“I’m proud of the clean sheet, I came in a few weeks ago and we’re undefeated since then, two clean sheets so I’m just happy I can help the younger ones out mainly.”
Jones was playing behind a make-shift back-three due to injuries, and he says his backline performed superbly.
He added: “Jacob’s a midfielder, but I thought he did really well in defence, distributing the ball out and sometimes it can be a good thing to have a centre-midfielder as a centre-back because he’s comfortable on the ball.
“I thought all three defenders, especially Ben, I thought he did really well, he’s young and up-and-coming and I don’t think he made any wrong decisions.”