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Blues U18s 2 Cardiff U18s 2

Posted: Mon 14 Apr 2014

George O'Neill

Blues U18s were forced to come from two goals down to earn themselves a home draw against Cardiff City.

Despite dominating the first 45 minutes, it was the visitors’ that found themselves in front when they hit two goals within the first five minutes of the second-half.

But Blues were quickly back in it though when George O’Neill pulled a goal back after 51 minutes to take his tally for the season to 13. Wes McDonald then netted a deserved equaliser with 15 minutes to play.

Academy coach Steve Spooner felt ‘aggrieved’ that his side failed to claim all three points, despite their fight-back.

“Our first-half performance was very good and we dominated it and our football deserved a better return,” said Spooner.

“Having reviewed the DVD I believe we should have had two penalties in the first-half as well.

“In the second-half we didn’t start well or pay attention to the small details like getting organised from throw-ins and that cost us two goals.

“But as the boys have done quite often this season, they showed great strength of character to come back into and had other chances as well. In the end I felt slightly aggrieved that we didn’t take all three points.”
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