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Leicester U18s 2 Blues U18s 2

Posted: Mon 08 Apr 2013
Author: bcfc.com
Liam Truslove

Liam Truslove

Image by: bcfc.com

Blues U18s were forced to settle for an away point at Leicester City after missing a late penalty.

The hosts took a first half lead, before Liam Truslove (pictured) levelled the proceedings for Blues from the penalty spot in the run up to half-time.

Leicester then regained the lead, before Reece Brown made it 2-2 in the 82nd minute.

With just four minutes of the game remaining Blues had the ideal opportunity to win it when they were awarded a second spot kick, but unfortunately this time Truslove's effort was saved by the goalkeeper.

Academy coach Gareth Holmes was fairly pleased with the performance of his young Blues side.

“Overall our boys showed a greater resilience than the week before which was a positive against a hard-working and mature Leicester team,” he said.

“We competed well in the middle of the park and we were a little bit more expansive than we had been in recent weeks and we looked to have a bit more of a cutting edge up the top.

“We finished the game with one U14 and one U15 on the pitch so that bodes well for the future.”

Blues U18s: Callum Preston, Dominic Bernard, Bobby Moseley (Josh Martin, 72), Reece Brown, Jean Kalenda, Nat Kelly, Viv Solomon, Foday Nabay (George O’Neill, 75), Kyle McFarlane, Liam Truslove, Demari Gray.