U18’s Finish Year With Five Star Victory
Kenny Lunt’s Under 18 side capped off 2015 by netting five for the second time in two weeks in a rout of Barnsley at Reaseheath.
Crewe thumped Hull 5-2 the week previous, before running out 5-3 winners over The Tykes to move up to second in the league table for Christmas.
Hat-trick hero against Hull Owen Dale once again opened the scoring early on, heading past the helpless keeper.
And it was 4-0 by half-time, Tom Lowery, Callum Ainley and Charlie Kirk filling their boots to put Crewe in control.
By the hour mark it was five thanks to an own goal, before a loss of concentration in the final stages allowed Barnsley to grab three consolation goals – but it failed to take the shine off a terrific win.
Crewe: Hylton, Morgan, Dowsett (Woodcock, 25), Quinn, Pickering, Lundstram, Riley, Kirk (Higham, 65), Lowery, Ainley, Dale (Jones, 75)