Young Bluebirds put on fine show in the CapitalCardiff City’s U21 Development side defeated Chasetown 3-0 on Tuesday, as the new stand at Cardiff City Stadium was officially opened for its first fixture.
chipping the ball over Scholars goalkeeper John Bateman to put the hosts ahead after 16 minutes.Kadeem HarrisNilton Terroso’s side faced off against our Staffordshire friends in this competitive friendly match, with young winger
long-range effort deflected past Bateman and into the bottom right corner.Brad Williams’The Bluebirds increased their lead after 38 minutes when defensive midfielder
Craig Harris’ team enjoyed the majority of possession after the interval and were unfortunate not to reduce the deficit on the hour mark when forward Jazz Luckie broke through. The striker’s superb effort cannoned off the underside of Ben Wilson’s crossbar to safety.
added a late third goal, his third goal in four pre-season matches. The young forward sealed the win after 79 minutes, turning on the spot in the area before firing home left footed much to the delight of his teammates and the watching crowd. Danny JohnsonTrialist
Cardiff City’s U21 Development side welcomed Chasetown back to Cardiff City Stadium on Tuesday evening. The two sides were drawn together in the third round of the 2007/08 FA Cup, maintaining a strong relationship since that momentous occasion. Scholars captain Chris Slater faced off against the Bluebirds back in January 2008 and led his teammates out against City once more in this one.
. Oshilaja, who spent time out on loan with Newport County and Sheffield Wednesday last season, didn’t seem to be out of his comfort zone though and almost opened the scoring after three minutes with a right footed curling effort from outside the penalty box that just slipped wide of goal.Brad Williamsplaying in the unfamiliar role of midfield alongsideDeji OshilajaThe hosts began strongly with
expertly dinking the ball over oncoming Scholars keeper John Bateman and into the empty net to give his team the advantage. Kadeem Harris40 yard strike drifted well wide of goal after 14 minutes. The early Cardiff pressure paid off on 16 minutes when they took the lead, as Welsh U21 International Tommy O’Sullivan played an exquisite low through ball that evaded the away defence, tricky wingerJordan Nadat’sThe Staffordshire based side were restricted to counter attacks throughout the first half as Terroso’s group controlled possession; forward
GOAL: CARDIFF CITY DVP 1-0 CHASETOWN FC (Harris, 16)
who held well. Towering defender Tesfa Robinson will have been really disappointed not to test the American shot stopper after 24 minutes, directing his free header over the crossbar from inside the six-yard box.Charlie HortonCraig Harris’ side had two great opportunities to level the tie following Harris’ opening goal. Midfielder Lee Downes’ low effort from outside the box on 19 minutes was straight at City goalkeeper
Clinical forward Nick Wellecomme had arguably the Scholars' best chance of the opening half. The striker managed to break free in a packed penalty area and fire a shot at goal, with Horton denying the away side an equalising goal with his outstretched leg.
added a second goal on 38 minutes following further trickery from Harris. Williams’ controlled low shot after Harris had beaten two men deflected into the bottom right corner of Bateman’s goal to double the home side's advantage at half time. Bradley WilliamsHereford-born
GOAL: CARDIFF CITY DVP 2-0 CHASETOWN FC (Williams, 37)
HALF TIME: CARDIFF CITY DVP 2–0 CHASETOWN FC
The half time interval saw changes for both sides with Chasetown coming out stronger in the opening exchanges, but unable to really trouble City substitute keeper Ben Wilson. Wilson was beaten on 60 minutes but would have been relieved to see lively forward Jazz Luckie’s effort cannon out off the underside of the crossbar.
Luckie went close again for the Scholars after 67 minutes, beating Cardiff City central defender Josh Yorwerth for pace to break clear on goal. The striker attempted to place the ball past Wilson, with the former Sunderland goalkeeper denying him low to the right.
scored his third goal of pre-season. Johnson added to his earlier strikes against FK Sarajevo and Haverfordwest County with a turning left footed shot that showcased his eye for goal to seal victory for Terroso’s side in a strong pre-season encounter. Danny JohnsonBut the young Bluebirds added a third goal after 72 minutes when trialist
GOAL: CARDIFF CITY DVP 3-0 CHASETOWN FC (Johnson, 72)
FULL-TIME: CARDIFF CITY 3–0 CHASETOWN FC
Cardiff City:Horton (Wilson, 45), Owen, Tutonda (Barnum-Bobb, 71), Williams (Griffiths, 56), Yorwerth, C Watkins (James, 71), Harris (Bell, 79), Oshilaja (Bowen, 79), Johnson (Roche, 79), O’Sullivan (Southam, 79), Wharton, (B Watkins, 79).
Goals:Harris (16), Williams (38), Johnson (72)
Chasetown FC: Bateman (Pond, 56), Johnson (Evans, 45), Ravenhill (Beckett, 45), Slater, Robinson, Downes, Bottomer (McDonald, 45), Parsons (Butler, 45), Wellecomme (Luckie, 45), Nadat (Waite, 45), Davies (Stephens, 45).
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