Sunderland U18s 5 Crewe Alexandra U18s 2: Lawson, Mandron star in young Cats’ rout

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Mikael Mandron’s hat-trick – and a brilliant, individual display by Carl Lawson – steered Sunderland U18s to a convincing 5-2 FA Premier Academy League win over Crewe today.

Lawson grabbed the opener and was involved in all five home goals, with Glen Lane also on target. Outgunned Crewe replied through Ryan Hughes and Brendan Daniels.

* Full report in tonight’s Football Echo