Our Under-18s closed in on sealing a fourth-placed finish in the Premier League after signing off at Rockliffe with a 3-1 win against Stoke City.

Boro are behind only Liverpool, Man City, and current leaders Man United, who provide the final day opposition for Mark Tinkler's young charges next weekend.

Everton are seven points behind and can still steal fourth place, but they must win their three remaining games to do so, the first of which is against title chasing Man City on Tuesday.

Stoke were beaten after three goals inside 10 second half minutes.

U16 Luke Woolston opened the scoring before Calum Kavanagh scored twice to put the game beyond doubt. Stoke pulled one back four minutes from time.

The game saw the welcome return of Sam Collins, who has been sidelined with a lengthy injury.