MIDDLESBROUGH continued their pre-season tour of the South-West with a convincing 7-0 win over Tavistock final evening.
Duncan Watmore and Hayden Coulson scored two targets apiece as Boro took a serious step ahead from Monday’s efficiency towards Saltash, with Uche Ikpeazu, Lewis Wing and Chuba Akpom additionally discovering the web.
The Teessiders scored 5 targets within the first half, such was the extent of their dominance earlier than the break, and it might need been much more with Ikpeazu hitting the crossbar within the opening 5 minutes.
Neil Warnock’s facet didn’t have to attend lengthy for his or her opener although, with Watmore capitalising on a defensive mistake to fit residence a low end.
Coulson, whose Boro future stays doubtful with Sunderland one in every of various golf equipment to have expressed an curiosity, doubled his facet’s lead on the half-hour mark after a one-two with Watmore.
That opened the floodgates, with three extra targets arriving earlier than half-time. Ikpeazu, a summer time signing from Wycombe, claimed the primary of them, changing Coulson’s cross from shut vary.
Watmore claimed his second of the evening as he hammered a low shot into the Tavistock, and Coulson made it 5-0 as he accomplished his brace with a neat end after he chipped the ball between two defenders.
Ikpeazu hit the woodwork for a second time shortly earlier than the interval, drilling a low shot towards the submit, and Warnock made a bunch of half-time modifications, together with his modifications together with the introduction of kids Jack Robinson, Connor Malley, Isaiah Jones and Jeremy Sivi.
Sol Brynn and Hayden Hackney additionally got here off the bench in the course of the second half, with Boro claiming a sixth purpose with quarter-of-an-hour remaining when Hackney delivered a low cross that was transformed by Wing, who additionally scored in Monday’s recreation with Saltash.
Boro, who didn’t name on trialist Jamie Paterson, accomplished the scoring within the closing phases, with Akpom volleying residence after his preliminary strike had rebounded off the submit.
Middlesbrough: Lumley (Brynn), Spence, McNair (Peltier), Wooden, Fry (Robinson), Coulson (Jones), Morsy (Malley), Wing, Tavernier (Hackney), Watmore (Sivi), Ikpeazu (Akpom).