Young Blues return to winning ways and leapfrog hosts into first place
Town U23s moved to the top of the Professional Development League Two South table with a narrow victory at Bristol City this afternoon.
Matt Ward found the decisive goal in the first half as the young Blues leapfrogged their hosts into first place with two games left to play.
The visitors started strongly at the Robins High Performance Centre, Tawanda Chirewa firing over the bar with just 10 minutes on the board.
Ward opened the scoring on 33 minutes and was denied a quickfire brace 10 minutes later, Robins goalkeeper Max O'Leary being equal to the midfielder's shot on this occasion.
Duncan Idehan fired wide late in the half for the hosts before the same man turned provider for Tommy Conway to head over the top of the frame early in the second period.
Conway, alongside Sam Bell and Ayman Benarous, continued to threaten while Tyreece Simpson stung the palms of O'Leary at the other end.
Chirewa twice went close to putting the game to bed late on but he curled onto the roof of the net before dragging an effort narrowly wide when through on goal.
The young Blues avoided a late scare in the form of a goalmouth scramble to travel back to Suffolk with all three points.
Town U23s are next in action on Friday, 29 April when they travel to Peterborough United.
Town: Ridd, Agbaje, Stewart (Kabongolo 40'), Armin, Trialist, Alexander (C), Humphreys, Ward, Chirewa, Hughes, Simpson (Buabo 73').
Subs: Williamson, Siziba, Nwabueze.