Hull City Reserves 4-0 Gateshead Reserves
With Reserves boss Paul Bryson unavailable Heed manager Ian Bogie took charge of the Reserves league game against Hull City at North Ferriby.
Bogie was impressed with a reserves side that included ten professionals including returning trio Eddie Odhiambo, Josh Gillies and James Marwood.
Central defender Luke Gilbert was the only none professional in a starting XI that saw Marwood play 90 minutes on his return from a loan spell at FC Halifax Town.
Right back Odhiambo got a run out after recovering from injury while Gillies was back after completing a three match suspension.
Wide man Chris Moore got more game time after recovering from a shoulder injury while Tim Deasy continued his comeback in goal.
While the scoreline suggested a comprehensive defeat Bogie believed it was harsh on his side.
"The result wasn't a fair reflection of the game," said Bogie "it was incredible that we found ourselves three down at half-time though Hull had some real speedsters, including Cameron Stewart who they signed from Manchester United.
"Despite the final score I was pleased with many aspects of the display and there were some excellent individual performances."
It took the Tigers only seven minutes to make the breakthrough and Stewart was the architect for Gavan Holohan's opener.
Gary Mulligan then cut in from the right only for his shot to be tipped over the bar and then Kyle Nix's shot from distance produced a good save from Rory Watson.
The youngster then foiled Rob Briggs as Gateshead searched for an equaliser but it was the Tigers who scored the next goal of the game.
Stewart's pace induced a foul from Ewan Moyes inside the penalty area and Fran McCaffrey blasted home from the spot.
Chris Moore had a chance to get Gateshead back into the game but couldn't get the better of Watson and City then put the game beyond the Heed with a third goal before the break.
McCaffrey lifted his 39th minute shot over Deasy to leave Bogie's men firmly on the ropes.
Watson saved from Briggs after the restart while Gillies fired wide from outside the box and Mulligan was off target with a header from Nix's corner.
Gillies and Marwood had efforts off target but the Tynesiders were unable to fashion a consolation goal.
The scoring was then completed two minutes from time when Emerton scored after Deasy had saved Johnny Margett's original effort.
Hull City Res: Watson, East, Dawson (Dillon 67), Wilson (Margetts 62), Papprill, Bradley, McCaffrey, Harper, Emerton, Holohan, Stewart (Mainwaring 62).
Subs (not used): Gabbiadini, McElroy.
Gateshead Res: Deasy, Odhiambo, Rents, Briggs, Moyes, Gilbert, Marwood, Nix, Mulligan, Gillies, Moore.
Subs (not used): Short, Proctor, Brown.
. An Aaron Forest hat-trick and a Lewis Lynch strike gave Gateshead FC U.19s a 4-1 win at Newcastle Town
in the Football Conference Youth Alliance.