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U21s start with six goal thriller

Posted: Sat 18 Aug 2012
Author: Peter Lewis

Jake Jervis

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Blues kicked off in the new under-21 development league with an enthralling 3-3 draw at Sheffield Wednesday earlier today.

Richard Beale’s young charges displayed fantastic resilience to fight back from behind three times to claim a well-deserved point.
Trialist Ibrahim Farah made a sensational impact by grabbing a late equaliser just three minutes after coming on as a substitute.
Jake Jervis (pictured) was involved in the first two goals as Blues twice levelled during the first half. Brice Ntambwe followed up to score after the striker’s free-kick had been saved and then Emmitt Delfouneso steered Jervis’ shot past the keeper from close range following a corner kick routine.
The Owls looked to have sealed victory on the hour as they regained the lead but Farah was to have the final say with just 12 minutes remaining – the former Cardiff City winger cutting in from the right and firing a tremendous shot past the keeper from 25 yards with virtually his first touch of the game.
Beale told afterwards: “It was a really exciting, end-to-end, all-action game. We played some good football and competed well and a draw was a fair result. We went there to attack and the game reflected that. The lads have shown great character to come back three times and overall I was very pleased with their efforts.”   
Blues: Nick Townsend; Ryan Higgins, Emmitt Delfouneso, Jack Deaman, Nathaniel Kelly; Mitch Hancox, Josh Hawker (Reece Hales 90), Brice Ntambwe, Demari Gray (Deqwon Ebanks 80), Marcel Henry-Francis, Jake Jervis (Ibrahim Farah 75).
Goals: Brice Ntambwe, Emmitt Delfouneso, Ibrahim Farah.