City’s U18 side came from two goals down to win the Sevenside derby 4-2 against Bristol City at Leckwith Stadium.
While City looked to bounce back from their defeat to South Wales rivals Swansea City, it was their Sevenside rivals who came out of the blocks quickest capitalising on a slow start from Cardiff’s defence and firing home.
Although Cardiff continued to search for an equaliser, Jaye Bowen and Kane Owen both going close in quick succession, it was the away side that scored again to take a two goal advantage after twenty two minutes. Despite being two goals down the City under-18s were not to be denied and after Tommy O’Sullivan was felled on the edge of the area, Bowen stepped up and curled home an incredible free kick to half the deficit.
And before the break they were level. A free kick from left back Owen was headed home by O’Sullivan to make the score 2-2 at the interval.
Thirteen minutes into the second period and a Robbie Patten crossed from the right wing for midfielder O’Sullivan who steadied himself just inside the area before unleashing an unstoppable right footed volley that nestled in the top corner of the Bristol City net. While the Cardiff attack were continuing to cause trouble, Liam Matthews in goal for the home side helped keep them ahead with a fine save from a Bristol free kick.
placing the ball into the bottom corner to score his first of the season and make the score 4-2.Macauley Southam in attack for Cardiff threatened to grab a fourth goal, firstly testing the Bristol City keeper from the edge of the area before heading onto the post after a Bowen cross from the right wing. While Hill continued to attack the away goal it was a substitute for the home team that grab the all so crucial fourth goal, a slick City move leading to Gethyn Hill