Nolan plays first half as U23s lose at Hull

Jon Nolan started alongside trialist Castro as Town U23s fell to a 2-1 defeat at Hull City.

Former Thetford Town midfielder Castro, who is 18 this month, played in the U23s friendlies at AFC Sudbury, in which he scored, Lowestoft Town and Maldon & Tiptree, as well as behind-closed-doors games against Tottenham and Arsenal.

Town fell behind in the 11th minute when Keane Lewis-Potter broke the deadlock at the Roy West Centre.

Lewis-Potter produced a neat finish to find the back of the net after connecting with Billy Chadwick’s low cross.

Keane Lewis-Potter caused more problems for the Town defence in the 23rd minute setting up Hamilton, whose curling strike finds the back of the net despite Wright getting a hand to it.

Jon Nolan was replaced at half time by Ryley Scott, with the former Shrewsbury man completing his first run out of the season.

Town did get back into the game in the 56th minute when Tyreece Simpson saw his effort from the edge of the box deflect in past Charlie Andrew in the Hull goal.

Despite finishing the game strongly Town couldn’t force the equaliser and fell to a defeat in their opening league game.

U23s: Wright, Cotter, Fehrenbach, Ndaba (c), T Smith, Crowe (Z Brown 67), Castro (Gibbs 79), Nolan (Scott 46), Foudil, K Brown, Simpson. Unused: Bort, Baggott.