Martin Young scored two world class goals as Aycliffe defeated Yorkshire hosts Athersley Recreation in sweltering conditions on Saturday.
The 25-year-old midfielder, who missed all of the 2012 pre-season campaign, followed up his 90 minutes against the under 18’s with a spectacular brace.
The first came after 11 minutes following Stuart Owen’s right wing centre. Danny Earl nodded the ball down and from fully 22 yards, Young volleyed home.
The former Hartlepool man grabbed a second before the break when he linked up with Dan Mellanby before curling a low effort round the ‘keeper from the same spot as his first.
Athersley – who play in the North East Counties Premier – halved the deficit early in the second half when Aycliffe switched off at a free kick which was taken quickly.
The game saw a youthful Aycliffe side take the field in the second period as temperatures soared, but Gary Farley’s men (in Allan Oliver’s absence) closed the game out professionally.
Molyneux (Farley), Gibson (Oliver), Owen, Close (J.Young), Mitton, Broom (Lambert), Woodhouse, M.Young (Sowerby), Selby, Mellanby, Earl.