U21 Match Report | Cardiff City 2-0 Pontypridd United
Darren Purse's U21 side continued their pre-season schedule with a 2-0 victory over Pontypridd United.
Recently promoted to the JD Cymru Premier, United held the young Bluebirds in a scrappy first half display, with little goalmouth action at Leckwith International Sports Stadium.
In the second half, City skipper Eli King opened the scoring for Purse's side, with Morgan Wigley adding a second before the full-time whistle.
Cardiff City: Turner, Semenyo, Clay, Jones, Davies, King, Trialist, J. Colwill, Leahy, Tanner, Crole.
Subs: Dennis, Benjamin, Macnamara, Kenniford, Wigley, Hughes, Jefferies, Ashford.
After the match, Purse expressed his happiness with another promising performance, and the feeling of building a winning run.
He said: "It was a good test for the boys. For the first half, we struggled - we didn't move the ball quickly enough, and we dropped our levels. But, in the second half, we stepped up and managed to get the win.
"Getting a clean sheet was really pleasing. That's what we were aiming for from the game, so it's a good base. At times we looked a little under pressure from set pieces, but the way we attacked the ball was brilliant.
"The First Team have had an excellent pre-season, and it showed with the game against Norwich. If we can start the season in the same form, and with the same confidence, it will stand us in good stead.
"We've tried to vary the whole of pre-season, playing against Men's sides and U23 sides as well. It gives the boys a blend of playing against those teams who they are going to be up against throughout the season, but also testing them physically and emotionally against those older players."