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7 January 2019

Blues cruise to victory at Playford Road

Town U23s defeated Bristol City 4-2 earlier today with Ben Morris (pictured) and Ben Folami both scoring twice.

Gerard Nash's side were in control throughout and remain top of the Professional Development League Two South table following the three points at Playford Road.

Morris gave Town the perfect start when he found the net after just four minutes with a fine curling finish into the bottom corner.

Approaching the half-hour mark the Britol City 'keeper was called into action twice. Conor McKendry tested Aaron Sainsbury with a fierce left-footed drive, before Barry Cotter saw his strike from distance well saved.

Blues found a second in the 36th minute, though, as Morris tucked away at the near post following some good work from McKendry.

And three minutes before the break Folami added a third when he slotted in after Simon Dawkins' initial effort was blocked.

Ten minutes after the restart Folami fired in again. The young Australian was found by Brett McGavin and made no mistake with an impressive finish into the bottom corner from inside the area.

With 21 minutes left to play Cotter fouled his man inside the penalty box and George Nurse stepped up to smash in a consolation for the away side.

City substitute Sam Bell walked the ball in with eight minutes remaining after he robbed Tristan Nydam and took the ball round Blues shot-stopper Harry Wright.

But Town saw the game out comfortably and now have nine wins and 33 points in the PDL2 this term.

Blues are next in action when they face Cardiff City away from home on January 14 [kick-off 12pm].

U23s: Wright, Cotter, Marshall, Ndaba, Clements, McKendry (Drinan 71'), McGavin, Nydam, Dawkins, Morris, Folami. Subs unused: Ware, Dobra, El Mizouni, Webber.

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