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Match Report: Cardiff City u23 2-1 Swansea City u23

A dramatic second half comeback from Cardiff City’s u23 earn the bluebirds a 2-1 victory of rivals Swansea City.

With both teams sitting at the bottom of the table it was a must win for both sides, the visitors made the first breakthrough after just seven minutes. Bradley Gibbins with the goal from a well worked short corner.

Leckwith Sports Campus, Cardiff 19th January 2021. Issak Davies of Cardiff City and Swansea City’s Kenko clash in the South Wales derby which saw Cardiff City victorius winning 2-1. celebrates scoring his sides first goal in a 2-1 victory against rivals Swansea City u23 in the Proffesional Development league South at the Leckwith Sports Campus

Although conceding early on it was the bluebirds who dominated the first half creating a number of good chances. Cardiff came close through Isaak Davies and Rubin Colwill but Swans goalkeeper Jamie Searle was there to match there efforts. Despite Cardiff’s efforts they were unable to find an equaliser and went into the break behind.

Cardiff came out for the second half fighting; Isaak Davies had a golden opportunity early on but squandered his chance missing the target from close range. The chances kept coming Cardiff’s way and finally in the 67th minute 17-year-old Taylor jones grabs an equalizer from latching onto Kieron Evans’s free kick.

Leckwith Sports Campus, Cardiff 19th January 2021. Rubin Colwill of Cardiff City and Swansea City’s Joe Lewis clash in the South Wales derby which saw Cardiff City victorius winning 2-1. celebrates scoring his sides first goal in a 2-1 victory against rivals Swansea City u23 in the Proffesional Development league South at the Leckwith Sports Campus

With 15 minutes to go, another brilliant delivery from Kieron Evans saw Captain Jack Bodenham firing a bullet header into the net, giving the bluebirds a 2-1 lead with only minutes to play.

For the remaining minutes Cardiff managed to keep a hold of possession and see out the game giving them the derby day spoils. The win now takes Cardiff up to 10 points in the Development professional league table, leapfrogging Swansea who now sit last.

Words an pictures by Steffan Clifton

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