The Development side began October with an away trip to Brentford and despite a hard fought performance from Kevin Cooper’s side they fell to a 2-1 loss at Jersey Road training ground.
, the Cardiff City Academy’s goalkeeping coach coming to the aid of his side by taking up the responsibility between the sticks himself.Lee Kendall joined up with the Development side in his return from injury, adding experience to a young City line-up while building towards breaking his way back into the first team. Another temporary addition to Cooper’s side was that of Rudy Gestede
corner only for his header to clear the crossbar, but it was the home side who took the lead on twenty four minutes when Antonio German played the ball through for full back Leon Redwood who slotted the ball home at the second attempt.Jaye BowenThe towering French forward almost gave City an early lead from a
GOAL: BRENTFORD 1-0 CARDIFF CITY (Redwood, 24)
corner firing over at the near post.Declan John seemed to revitalise City; firstly the forward looked to grab a goal back for his side from an acute angle only for his shot to be deflected wide and it was Hill who met the Gethyn HillAfter the break the home side scored again, top scorer Lee Norris running through on goal and lifting the ball over Kendall to double the Bees lead after sixty two minutes. Gestede was withdrawn moments after Brentford’s second goal and the introduction of seventeen year old
pass and fired past Antoine Gounet with a left footed drive from the edge of the penalty area.Kevin Sainte-Luce met a Tommy O’SullivanCity did manage to grab a goal back three minutes into added time when
O’Sullivan’s goal was just a consolation though as Brentford saw out the final minute of injury time. A second away defeat for Cooper’s men on their travels, but they will have gained heart from an improved second half performance against a strong Bees side.
Kendall, Sainte-Luce, Oshilaja, John, Mansaray (Owen), Nugent, Wharton (O’Sullivan), Bowen, Darko, Jarvis, Gestede (Hill). Cardiff City DVP: