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U21S 1 QPR 0

4 March 2014

Sylvan is matchwinner with quality strike

A superb strike from Sylvan Ebanks-Blake gave Town’s U21s victory at Playford Road.

The striker curled a right-foot shot into the top corner early in the second-half to register his first 'goal' for the Club since joining Blues. 

Town made the better chances in the opening exchanges, the best of which was a great solo run by Teddy Bishop, who after driving into the box saw his shot saved by Joe Lumley in the QPR goal. 

Bishop went close again in the 24th minute after some excellent build-up play allowed the midfielder to shoot, Lumley’s fingertips doing enough to prevent a second goal for Mark Kennedy’s side.

Town’s best opportunity of the first-half came just before the break. Kyle Hammond smashed a left foot effort at goal from the edge of the box. Lumley made the save but the ball looked to be spinning into the net until a defender cleared off the line.

Ten minutes after the break, Blues were ahead. Ebanks-Blake received the ball from Byron Lawrence, before finding the net from 25 yards. 

Two minutes later Ebanks-Blake was close to a second but his eight yard effort hit the post and bounced to safety.  

Substitute Jordan Adekunle and Darren McQueen were both denied by Lumley as Blues finished the game on top.

Ebanks-Blake, Frazer Richardson, Scott Loach, Tyrone Mings and Anthony Wordsworth – who were all on the bench for Saturday’s win over Birmingham - completed the 90 minutes. 

Town: Loach, Hammond, Mings, Bishop, Richardson, Clarke, Galvin (Adekunle), Wordsworth, Ebanks-Blake, McQueen (Leddy), Lawrence.

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