Star’s teenage talent continues to shine bright

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Caretaker chief Dom Genovese is convinced his young talent can continue to shine bright for Northern Star.

Genovese has handed first-team opportunities to several homegrown prospects since taking temporary control alongside former Huntingdon manager Seb Hayes in February.

And it is a policy which certainly hasn’t affected results with Star having lost only twice in their 10 games in charge

No-one has made a bigger impact than 17 year-old hot-shot James Hill Seekings who climbed off the bench to fire his third goal in his last five first-team appearances to complete a come-from-behind 2-1 United Counties Premier Division success at Sileby last Saturday.

Another teenage talent, Jordan MacLeod, had earlier levelled.

Genovese said: “We don’t have the financial muscle to compete with a lot of clubs around here and that’s not the route we want to go down anyway.

“We have a scholarship system in place and it is vital we bring those lads into senior football. Last Saturday is a great example of what can be achieved.

“The club lost at home to Sileby earlier in the season yet went to their place and won with a young squad featuring six players who have come through the ranks. The lads need to be patient as it takes time to adapt to playing regularly in a tough league like the UCL, but I’m delighted with the progress they are making.”

Hill-Seekings also scored for Whittlesey Reds last Friday in the Peterborough Youth League Under 18 Cup Final.