HEREFORD’S young academy footballers showed their credentials as they contributed heavily to their side's 13-0 win over Hinton tonight.

Morgan Evans netted a first half brace for the Bulls while Jason Pope scored the first of his hat-trick as the Bulls led 3-0 at the break.

Brad Ash scored a fourth and that’s how it remained as Hinton defended resolutely until the 70th minute when the floodgates opened.

Academy substitute Callum Wood came on and scored two while youngster Chris Hilton added another.

Pope completed his hat-trick while Tom Owen-Evans scored a late brace and further goals came courtesy of Jacob Jagger-Cane and trialist Richard Whittingham.

“It was a fantastic win and the young ones who have come in have done well,” said Hereford’s first team coach Andy Wingh.

“They (the academy players) have had a tough game on Monday and have put in another shift in tonight. I thought the first team players, their application was second to none tonight and it was a really good victory.

“Thank you to Hinton for the hospitality and the pitch. Even the way they have played, we have scored some really good football goals tonight it wasn’t just a walk in the park.

“They made us work hard for our goals and we scored some really good goals. Tom Owen-Evans has scored two fantastic goals even (Jason) Pope playing centre-half has popped up with some really good goals as well as the young ones chipping in.

“We’re going to be a lot fitter and that showed in the end. We were 3-0 at half-time and scored 10 goals in the second half so that does tell a little bit of a story, but they made us work really hard for it as well.

The Hereford Academy under-18 goal scorers were supported by fellow youngsters Ben Hopkins, Archie Muirhead, Connor Davies-Austin and Chris Hilton who all put in impressive performances.

“We said before the game and at half-time that they have done the football club really proud the last couple of games in the FA Youth Cup,” added Whing.

“To play extra-time and penalties on Monday and then to come out and turn up again on Wednesday is a credit to them and to (Andy Bevan) and the coaching staff.

“They have put in a really good performance. It’s really good for the football club that we’ve got these young up and coming players. It’s definitely given the manager and everyone around a bit of a boost to look what’s coming behind them.

“I think the youngsters showed they are more than capable to step up, it’s a great experience for them and it’s always good to get in a competition and use nights like this to get minutes in the legs or blood the young ones in.”