It was a day to forget for Kevin Cooper’s Development side after a 6-0 loss at Ipswich Town.
who took part in the game on trial from Southend United.Bilel Moshni as well as Guirane N’Daw and Nathan Ellington fielded a strong side including the likes of Mark Kennedy, adding some much needed experience to a City side with an average age of nineteen years old. Ipswich Town’s Development side, managed by former City defender Elliott Parish and Dekel KeinanDuring the course of the game City used only two of their allowed four over-age players,
to fly into action to keep them ahead, and the ‘keeper’s crucial saves soon proved fruitful as they increased their lead through half time substitute Kyle Hammond.Arran Lee-BarrettIndeed it was Moshni who scored with a fine attempt to give the home side a one goal advantage at the break. Intense City pressure at the start of the second period caused Town goalkeeper
The impressive Moshni added a second goal for himself five minutes later with a long distance shot that left Elliot Parish with no chance. It was 4-0 when left back David October got forward well and fired a shot across Parish and into the back of the net.
Town’s fifth goal came when substitute Mark Timlin scored with six minutes remaining and the home side weren’t finished at that point as Jack Marriott showed a clinical edge in beating Parish.
Although it was a comprehensive win for Ipswich on the day, Kevin Cooper’s men will look to learn and build from this defeat in the coming away games.
Cardiff City DVP: Massaro (GK), B Watkins. Subs Not Used:Parish, Oshilaja, John, Keinan (Owen), Nugent, Wharton, Ralls, Sainte-Luce (Harris), Darko (C Watkins), Jarvis, Hill.