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Wolves Dev XI 4 Blues Dev XI 2

Posted: Tue 16 Jul 2013

Development squad manager Richard Beale

Image by: PA Photos

The Blues development squad gave up a two-goal advantage as they were beaten 4-2 by their Wolves counterparts at the Sir Jack Hayward Training Ground on Tuesday afternoon.

Richard Beale's (pictured) side took the lead after a Wolves defender headed the ball past his own keeper whilst under pressure from Peter Lovenkrands.

The Danish striker then doubled his side's advantage with a neat finish after being set up by strike partner Marlon King.

But the hosts hit back with two goals of their own before half-time, and another two after the break.  

"It was a fairly open game," admitted development squad boss Richard Beale. "We were pretty good offensively but defensively we could have been much tighter.

"We started the game very brightly and created a number of chances and took the lead when their centre-half inadvertently headed it into his own net, and then Peter Lovenkrands has finished well for our second.

“But then Wolves put us under a bit of pressure and we conceded four poor goals, which was the real disappointment of the day because we played reasonably well at times.

"Despite conceding four, we created five or six good chances and we might have scored four or five ourselves had we not been wasteful in the final third.

"Overall it was a good experience for a number of younger players and also gave us the chance to look at a number of trialists. We'll learn from it and move on."

Blues dev squad: Callum Preston (Connal Trueman, h/t), A Trialist, Bobby Moseley (F Trialist, 60), James Fry (Jean Kalenda, 60), B Trialist, C Trialist, Liam Truslove (D Trialist, 45), Charlee Adams (E Trialist, 60), Kwadwo Asamoah (Eddy Gnahore, 45), Peter Lovenkrands (Kyle McFarlane, 85), Marlon King.