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UPDATED: ‘ Cardiff City get their First Win ‘

Postby Forever Blue » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:28 am

Cardiff City DVP took on Bolton DVP which has seen its club virtually collapse and not even able to field a first team.

U23 Matchday | The #Bluebirds hosted Bolton Wanderers at @CDFSportsCampus' Inner Field Stadium Pitch this afternoon, kick-off at 1pm!



U23 Match Report: Cardiff City 1-0 Bolton Wanderers

Cardiff City’s Bluebirds picked up their first win of the 2019/20 PDL2 season this Monday afternoon following a 1-0 victory against Bolton Wanderers Under 23’s.



The opening parts of play during the match were tense, as both sides settled into the encounter. Shamar Moore had the first chance with only three minutes played, as his shot from inside the area was deflected, giving City a corner kick.

City’s Trialist pressed the visitors up the top end of the field for possession, and similarly had a shot of his own sent out for a corner a few minutes later.

Bolton pushed back for the next ten minutes, seeing shots fly high over the bar, and on one occasion forcing First Team ‘keeper Brian Murphy to make a great save, denying a headed effort from close range.

Tom Sang’s directly taken free-kick was City’s last big chance of the first half, as the ball was saved by ‘keeper Matthew Alexander. The opening 45 minutes of play ended without a goal being scored, with both sides looking solid at the back.

The Trialist scored the opening goal with less than five minutes of the second half played, receiving the ball from a cross at the far post before curling it back past Alexander in and impressive fashion.



With City ahead, the side looked to press their advantage and double their lead, pressing forward in numbers. However, Ben Margetson was sent off with a second yellow card on the hour mark, leaving City a man down.

The Bluebirds adjusted their approach to keep their lead, however, and dealt with the pressure that Bolton applied to them well.

City’s back line was disciplined and put in several good tackles to deny the visitors their shot on goal on several occasions, with the midfield tracking back effectively to compliment the efforts of City’s defenders.



On the counter, the hosts even looked likely to double their lead when the opportunity presented itself, as Moore and Sang paired up well to drive back up the pitch.

When called upon, Brian Murphy was terrific in goal, and earned his clean sheet by making several diving saves late on in the match, doing his part to ensure that City came away with all three points.

With the pressure not letting up in the final ten minutes of play, City held fast and took their first league victory of the 2019/20 season at Cardiff International Sports Campus.
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Postby Forever Blue » Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:26 pm

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Postby TopCat CCFC » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:47 pm

Who was the Trialist ??
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