Cardiff City's U21 development side comfortably defeated Crewe Alexandra, 4-0, at the Vale Resort on Monday afternoon.
The young Bluebirds came out of the blocks determined to start strongly, and deservedly took the advantage early on. Midfielder Robbie Patten with a composed finish to give Kevin Nicholson's side the lead.
Rhys Healey scored what turned out to be the winning goal in the previous win over Colchester United and continued his recent goal-scoring return to the team from injury with City's second against the Railwaymen. .Cardiff City Player HDYou can see Healey's winning penalty from the Colchester match, below. Full highlights from this match are available on
The hosts weren't ready to settle for two goals in the opening half though, and increased their lead just before the break. Wales U21 international Theo Wharton
adding his second goal in a week for the U21 development side.
In other positive news, Cardiff City senior players Kagisho Dikgacoi, Sean Morrison and Sammy Ameobi gained further match time with a little under two weeks until City's important play-off contenders clash with Derby County.
Both teams had chances at the start of the second half to add to the scoreline, but the match tightened up with Crewe looking to gain a foothold. The away side though were unable to find a way past Ben Wilson in the Cardiff goal, with the Bluebirds adding a late fourth - former Gap Connah's Quay man Healey scoring his second of the match.
Kevin Nicholson's men will head into arguably their two biggest games of the campaign full of confidence after five consecutive wins, facing off against Professional Development League Two South leaders Charlton Athletic in the English capital on Thursday afternoon (24th March), before hosting fellow play-off challengers Millwall on Friday, 1st April.
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U21 FINAL SCORE: CARDIFF CITY 4-0 CREWE ALEXANDRA
Cardiff City: Wilson, Rees, Tutonda, Blaise, Morrison, Dikgacoi, Patten, Ameobi, Wharton, Bird, Healey. Subs: O'Reilly, R.Menayese, Baker, Veale, Southam.