TRANMERE’S youngsters made a fine start to the Football League Youth Alliance season with an emphatic win over Stockport County.
Cole Stockton notched the first goal of a hat-trick in the first half at Raby Vale and added two more on 55 and 65 minutes.ŠŠWillŠ Vaulks completed the scoring on 73 minutes.
Tranmere’s line-up included seven second-year scholars and head of youth Shaun Garnett said: “The boys have learned from last season when they were often in a young side and suffered a high number of defeats. Now they are learning how to win. Every second year boy we had available played against Stockport that won’t happen so often as the season progresses and the older boys are required to play in the reserves. But this was a good start all round.”
Tranmere travel to Macclesfield in the Youth Alliance on Saturday.