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Leeds U18s 1 Blues U18s 4

Posted: Tue 16 Apr 2013

George O'Neil

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Blues U18s produced one of their best performances of the season at the weekend to record a convincing 4-1 victory away at Leeds United.

The Blues youngsters set their stall out early on as they raced into the lead after just ten secondscourtesy of Kyle McFarlane.

The ball found its way back to the Leeds keeper from the kick-off, but it was chased down by McFarlane who managed to get a toe on it and put it in the back of the net.

Demari Gray doubled Blues' advantage from close range, before young striker George O’Neill (pictured) struck twice to fire Blues into a 4-0 lead. Leeds scored a late consolation goal direct from a free-kick, but it was too little, too late from the hosts.

Academy manager Kristjaan Speakman was rightly proud of his young charges for the way they dominated the match.  

"It was a very impressive performance by the boys," he said. "The win was fully deserved and you couldn’t really have argued with the scoreline.

"It was definitely up there with our best performances of the season. We played well individually and collectively against a decent side away from home.

"The lads were very good at mixing their game up and they showed a real maturity for such a young team.

"The pleasing thing for the staff was that a lot of our play started in our defensive third and it resulted in an end product, which was a shot, a cross or a goal.

"Leeds have won the league so to have taken four points off them (the two sides drew 0-0 earlier this season) and to have scored four goals is excellent."

Blues U18s: Connel Trueman, Dominic Bernard, Bobby Moseley (Charlie Cooper, 83), Reece Brown, Jean Kalenda, Nat Kelly, Viv Solomon, Foday Nabay, Kyle McFarlane, George O'Neil (Edjldja Mbunga, 79), Demi Gray.