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U23 | TOWN 3 WATFORD 0

21 February 2022

Stewart brace helps young Blues to three points

Town U23s made it five wins in a row with a comfortable victory against Watford at Playford Road this afternoon.

A Cameron Stewart brace set Kieron Dyer’s side well on their way to the three points, before Tyreece Simpson put the icing on the cake late on.

The win also means Town are unbeaten in their last eight Professional Development League Two outings.

The game started fairly quietly with windy conditions proving a factor as both sides looked to get the ball down. Watford’s Kwadwo Baah hit the woodwork around 10 minutes in, before Tommy Hughes and Elkan Baggott picked up bookings for late challenges.

Cameron Humphreys then went close approaching the half-hour mark, but his strike from distance sailed narrowly over the top left corner of the net.

Five minutes before the break, the deadlock was broken. Stewart got up well to meet an out-swinging delivery from Harley Curtis and directed his header beyond Watford 'keeper Dante Baptiste.

Town went into half-time 1-0 up, but doubled their advantage just two minutes into the second half as Stewart again headed in after Baggott had done well to flick a corner into the danger zone.

The hosts then made it three on the hour mark. Curtis played in Simpson and the frontman made no mistake with a cool finish.

The young Blues maintained complete control for the final 30 minutes without threatening too much, although did go close in the dying stages when Baptiste did brilliantly to tip away Baggott’s header that looked destined for the top corner.

The result sees Town remain second in the PDL2 South league table, two points behind Cardiff, although the Bluebirds do have a game in hand.

Town U23s are next in action when they host Swansea City on Monday, 28 February.

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