Squad One continued their unbeaten start to the National Youth League South Division with a 3-1 victory away from home against Oxford City.
Two goals from Zack Jobe and another from Harrison Kempston inside the first 25 minutes was enough to seal the three points, however Mike Sandmann wasn’t completely satisfied with his side’s performance against the Hoops.
The academy boss said: “We made a good start to the game but became sloppy in the final third and didn’t show the same quality as in recent weeks.
“It’s difficult when you start so well and get yourself in front comfortably as you want to maintain a tempo, but unfortunately we dropped off and it became quite a non-event for the rest of the game.
“It’s pleasing to still be unbeaten, but we need to keep improving performances week to week.”
Meanwhile, Squad Two are still searching for their first win of the season after a 5-3 defeat against Phoenix.
The young side, who came into the game off the back of a 2-0 defeat against Tonbridge Academy last week, were ahead at the break, only to fall behind in the second half.
Sandmann said of Squad Two’s result: “We always knew it was going to be a big ask this season but I have been pleased with some of their performances, especially away to unbeaten Tonbridge last week, a game we deserved more from.”
“The lads will keep working hard and will keep learning from mistakes in a campaign that is going to be challenging for them.”
The Development team won 4-0 away to Ravenswood School, rounding off a good week after their 7-0 win against Northfleet School in the cup last week.
Two goals from Frankie Nwaokolo, as well as a goal each for Samuel Itauma and Jack Rossi saw the youngsters romp to victory.
Sandmann said of the development squad: “It was a pleasing afternoon for them. The lads played some really good football and are showing real positive signs of improvement.”