Hull City U18 Josh Hinds says the 3-2 defeat against Doncaster Rovers hurt the team massively after they were knocked out the FA Youth Cup.
Despite leading the game 2-1 at half-time courtesy of goals from Will Jarvis and Hinds, the Tigers were knocked out at the Second Round after Doncaster’s Luca Nelson scored a second-half brace.
“It’s a painful one to take,” said Hinds.
“It hurts a lot, because for me personally, it’s my second year and it’ll now be the last FA Youth Cup game I’ll be involved in like a lot of the lads.
“There was a few of the lads missing, so we wanted to win it, not just for us, but for them as well, so they could all get back and be involved for the next round, but it wasn’t meant to be.
“The early goal in the second half was a hard one to take, because we were 2-1 ahead going in at half-time and for Doncaster to get that goal and get back into the game was tough, because they had the momentum which meant they could push for that third.
“I hope though that myself and the rest of the second-years have given the first-year scholars experience for next year when they play in the competition. I think the first-years gave it a really good go, but it was just unfortunate with the result as we could have done a lot better.
“The focus is now putting it right for Saturday against Nottingham Forest. We’ve now got to get the Doncaster result out of our heads now as it’s gone and we can’t do anything about it, so we’ll move onto our next fixture and try and put it right with a good performance and result.”