Youth Alliance Cup: Walsall 5 Huddersfield Town 0 Youth Alliance Cup: Walsall 5 Huddersfield Town 0

Youth Alliance Cup: Walsall 5 Huddersfield Town 0

The young Saddlers returned to action on Saturday morning.
Walsall Under-18s returned to action on Saturday morning as they played host to Huddersfield Town U18s in their latest EFL Youth Alliance Cup outing of the season.

The Saddlers have struggled for form so far this season, with the youngsters yet to taste victory in either the Alliance or Alliance Cup, though many members of the 

Kilroy; Angafor, Lawal-Olumegbon, Sawyers, Thomas, Shaw, Cristofaro, Ward, Baldwin, Toor, Onabirekhanlen
Substitutes: Leydon, Cox, Uchenna, Poskitt, Morgan

Hurl; Vost, Johnson, Fletcher, Mrisho, Helliwell, Sandah, Stone, Bakre, Okuwa, Sanusi
Substitutes: Parker, Weston
Despite their dismal run, it was the Saddlers who started the game on the front foot as Arjun Toor made the most of an opening to put his side into the lead. Terriers stopper Francis Hurl unable to protect his clean sheet for more than four match minutes.

Walsall continued to play well and, after seeing a goal disallowed for a foul on the 'keeper, they went on to double their lead via Toor with twenty-five minutes on the clock, the second-year scholar making the most of his place in the team.

Arjun wasn't happy with a brace and went on to complete his hat-trick with just twenty-nine minutes on the clock as the forward again showed his composure to put the ball into the back of the net from close range.

Despite their comfortable lead, the young Saddlers showed plenty of desire as they grabbed a fourth goal via the head of defender Noel Angafor. A superb showing from the home side as they put their visitors to the sword.

The Saddlers were made to wait for their fifth goal but it was well worth their time as youngster Dylan Thomas smashed the ball home from long range, the visitors dreaming of full-time as their hopes of mounting any sort of comeback looked to be dashed.

There were no further goals or goal-mouth action of note as the Saddlers ran out comfortable winners in a welcome return to form for a team which has endured such a poor start to the season.

TOOR (4')
TOOR (25')
TOOR (29')
THOMAS (65')

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