SUNDERLAND Under-18s secured a convincing 3-0 Barclays U18 Premier League at Middlesbrough today.
Andrew Nelson made the breakthrough with his first goal at this level, after great work from Martin Smith and Lynden Gooch, but later went off injured, with a bad gash in his knee.
Rees Greenwood then bent home a second goal, after Gooch and Ethan Robson worked an opening. Greenwood then completed a second successive double by slamming home the third.
Ethan Robson had a penalty saved after Tommy Robson was fouled in the box.