Alabi strike not enough as Town are pegged back by the Robins at Ashton Gate in latest U21 Development squad clash
A James Alabi strike 12 minutes from time wasn’t enough to see Town's U21s to victory over Bristol City on Monday.
Mark Kennedy's side were pegged back by the Robins late on, as Charlie Harris found the net to ensure the points were shared at Ashton Gate
Former Stoke forward, Alabi, came close to opening the scoring on a number of occasions during the match, namely heading an Andre Dozzell cross narrowly over the crossbar, as his physical presence proved to be a thorn in the side of City’s defence.
Dylan Connolly also came close for the Blues, but his dangerous cross was diverted over the crossbar by Max O’Leary with the ball looking like it was dropping in.
Alabi wasn’t to be denied, however, and broke the deadlock late on when he diverted Connolly’s cross into the net from close range, but it wasn’t to be the end of the action.
The Robins rallied and managed to salvage a point from the game as Harris’ first-time effort found its way past Michael Crowe in Town goal with little over five minutes to play.
Town: Crowe, Kenlock, Robinson, Woolfenden, Fowler, Henshall, Dozzell (Downes), Hammond, Connolly, Ramadan (Jones), Alabi. Subs not used: Wright, McKendry.