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Shaq strikes again!

Posted on 3 April 2011  - 12:00

Shaq Coulthirst scored his second hat-trick against MK Dons as our U18s won 4-0 on Saturday.

Shaq strikes again!

Milton Keynes Dons must be sick of the sight of Academy striker Shaq Coulthirst.

The Under-16 striker scored his second hat-trick of the season against MK as our Under-18s won 4-0 in the Premier Academy League on Saturday.

Coulthirst bagged his treble as the team scored all four goals in the space of 15 minutes in an electric spell in the second half. Massimo Luongo grabbed the fourth.

Coach Alex Inglethorpe reported: "It was a strange game because we weren't great in the first half.

"We had a lot of the ball without really creating anything and although it was good to control the game, we were a little toothless in attack.

"We had a younger team and perhaps they just needed to settle and find a rhythm because they really grew in confidence after the first goal.

"That goal came after 55 minutes when Massimo Luongo pressed the ball, won possession and sent Shaq Coulthirst away one-on-one and he finished well.

"The second goal arrived soon after and this came after good work down the right, Alex McQueen crossed and Shaq connected with a good header.

"We then scored the third goal straight away, a well-flighted corner from Jack Munns and Massimo lost his man to finish well with a header.

"The fourth goal came after 70 minutes when we pressed again, this time Lee Angol won possession and squared for Shaq to complete his hat-trick.

"As I said, it was a young side and a good performance."

Spurs U18s: Miles, McQueen, Day, Luongo, Ekong, Yeboah, Munns (Modeste, 80), Hawkins (McEvoy, 70), Coulhirst, Angol (Champion, 72), McBride.