BLUEBIRDS KICK-OFF DUTCH TOUR WITH WIN
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Result: Cardiff City 2-0 Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona
Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona.The Bluebirds continued their unbeaten pre-season with a 2-0 victory over Israeli Premier League side,
The two sides met in the Dutch town of Putten, approximately an hour’s drive from the Netherlands capital, Amsterdam. In fine conditions, the game began at a raging tempo, with strong tackling from the Israelis firing up Russell Slade’s men and setting the tone for the game.
at the far post. With time in his favour, the centre half composed himself before firing into the roof of the net.Bruno Manga whipping in a second ball from an initial clearance, to find Craig NooneDespite initial penetration from Shmona, the Bluebirds soon settled into their own rhythm. In the 18th minute they took the lead –
Scott Malone. powered home a free header on the far post following excellent wing play from Anthony PilkingtonCity may have doubled their lead sooner having broken the Shmona defence on a number of occasions. But the deserved second goal finally came in the 84th minute, as
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