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Blues U18s 0 Leeds U18s 0

Posted: Wed 26 Sep 2012

Blues academy coach Steve Spooner

Image by: Roy Smiljanic

Blues U18s held table-toppers Leeds United to a 0-0 draw at Wast Hills.

It was the second straight game that the Blues youngsters had kept a clean sheet.

Academy coach Steve Spooner felt that a draw was a fair reflection on the match, although he admitted the Yorkshire side probably edged it on scoring chances.

“It was a very pleasing defensive performance and a clean sheet is always a good starting point,” said Spooner.

“In the first half for all the possession we had we weren’t incisive enough in the final third and our tempo could have been a bit higher. 

“We got to 20 or 25 yards from goal, having played some good football, but then we didn’t exploit them enough

“Having said that I thought we did particularly well along the mid-third of the pitch and the back four generally looked tight. 

“Over the game Leeds had more opportunities than we did but I think a draw was a fair result.”

Blues U18s 0 Leeds U18s 0

Blues U18s: Callum Preston, Josh Cogley, Dominic Bernard, Reece Brown, Jean Kalenda (Kyle Rowley, 45), James Fry, Viv Solomon, Liam Truslove (Kwadwo Asamoah, 68), Fisayo Adarabioyo, Koby Arthur (George O’Neil, 60), Foday Nabay.
Subs not used: Peter Denton, Kyle McFarlane.