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16 October 2020

Young Blues come from behind twice to secure all three points

Town U23s beat Birmingham City 5-4 in the Professional Development League this afternoon.

The young Blues trailed 3-0 but two goals from Brett McGavin and a hat-trick from Zak Brown saw Gerard Nash's side pick up all three points.

Brown, who scored his third and Town's fifth with just two minutes remaining, netted all three of his goals in the second half, having only come on at half-time.

Armando Dobra and Corrie Ndaba both completed 90 minutes for Blues.

Birmingham took the lead approaching the half-hour mark when Josh Andrews scored, with the same player then doubling their advantage seven minutes before half-time.

Andrews bagged his and Birmingham's third three minutes after the restart, before McGavin got Town back in the game with a penalty on 52.

Ten minutes later Brown's header saw Blues just one behind, and in the 65th minute another McGavin penalty levelled the scores at 3-3.

But the hosts responded and went in front once again when Andrews slotted in a fourth with fifteen minutes left to play.

Looking like they would fall to an agonising defeat heading into the final stages, Town produced a stunning 10 minutes to steal the spoils.

In the 83rd minute Brown headed in to make it 4-4 and in the 88th he superbly rounded the Birmingham 'keeper before casaully tucking the ball away.

The three points means Town have collected 10 points from their opening five games and now sit top of the PDL2 South table.

Town: White, Crowe, Stewart, Ndaba, Smith (C), McGavin, Crane, Healy (Chiwera 79), Viral (Brown 45'), Gibbs, Dobra.


Town U23 team sponsored by CNet Training.

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