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Torpey and Haswell on Cup victory

By Ian Appleyard | 7th September 2017

Youth team manager Steve Torpey and striker Aaron Haswell spoke to the club website after York City's 4-0 win over neigbours Tadcaster Albion in the FA Youth Cup on Wednesday night.

Commenting on the performance, Torpey said: "I thought it was excellent, a thoroughly deserved 4-0 win, excellent teamwork and work ethic and also the discipline within the group.

"We worked on the shape all week and I thought the lads were excellent. All over, from one to eleven in the side and the subs, it was an excellent performance. I am really pleased.

"The back four looked pretty solid and they restricted them to long range efforts which was quite comfortable for (goalkeeper) Ryan Whitley. The back four were excellent as was everyone."

City were cheered on by a crowd of 364 at Bootham Crescent and, paying tribute to the supporters, Torpey said: "I spoke about getting some of the supporters down to support the youth team and they have. They were absolutely excellent.

"Hopefully they went home happy. I am really pleased for the guys and I didn't doubt that they would get over-awed. Never at all."

Haswell, meanwhile, scored two goals in the 4-0 victory to round off a memorable week in his young career.

The Harrogate-born striker, 17, has been drafted into the first team squad by manager Gary Mills and sat on the bench for the National League North games at Chorley and Spennymoor Town.

"It's been a very good week for me, to be fair, getting into the first team, which is what I am trying to do," he said.

"Coming here tonight, I wanted to show the Gaffer what I am made of and see if I can get into his team. I put in the hard work over pre-season, came back fit, and came back sharp and I have got my rewards.

"It's been a very good experience and it's what I want to be doing for a living - playing football week-in, week-out at the highest level I can," he added.

Asked whether he would be involved in Saturday's home game against Stockport County, Haswell said: "I hope so. It's where I want to be. On the bench or starting if possible!"

Watch both interviews with Steve Torpey and Aaron Haswell by clicking the link below:

 

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