AARON Haswell struck twice as York City’s under-18s defeated North Yorkshire neighbours Tadcaster Albion in the first qualifying round of the FA Youth Cup.

Following his call-up to the first-team bench for the last two National League North contests at Chorley and Spennymoor, Haswell grabbed the Minstermites’ opening two goals in front of a 364-strong Bootham Crescent crowd with Albion defender Owen Marshall also putting through his own net and Josh Berry completing the scoring.

Early City pressure culminated in Haswell’s 19th-minute strike as he capitalised on a stray pass by Tadcaster defender David Barber and strode forward before beating Tom Cammish with a low shot.

City went on to double their lead on the stroke of half-time after a deflected, edge-of-the-box Haswell effort deceived Cammish.

Marshall then diverted a low cross from City midfielder Harry Thompson past his own goalkeeper in the 54th minute and Berry made it 4-0 midway through the second period, pouncing from eight yards after Ryan Edmondson’s header had been kicked away by Cammish.

City will now host the winners of last night’s Ossett Town v Harrogate Town tie on Monday, September 18 in the first qualifying round at Bootham Crescent, kick-off 7pm.

City: Whitley; Kemp, Rogerson, Watson, Lawrence; Berry (McNaughton 80), Ward (Overton 80), Thompson, Jackson (Harrison 84); Edmondson, Haswell.

Tadcaster: Cammish; Sheppeard, Scrowston, Marshall, Barber; Anderson (Kilvington 73), Savage; Chimailo, Allerton (Vass 65), Tweddle (Davison 82); Hunter.