A mixture of Stanley’s first team and youth team beat North West Counties side Shelley FC 3-2 on Saturday.

First year professional Niall Watson was on target as was trialist Brad Lynch, from Blackburn Rovers.

Winger Danny Williams, who has just signed a new one year deal with the Reds, scored the third goal.

First team players Erico Sousa and Zehn Mohammed got a run out under youth team coach, Andy Gray.

“The attitude of all the players was superb,” said Gray. “It was a mixed team but the senior players led by example.”