Cardiff City U23s V Ipswich Town U23s

Cardiff City u23s heavily defeat Ipswich Town u23s 4-0 in the professional development league south.

A brace from Isaak Davies and goals also from Kieron Evans and Roland Idowu sealed the bluebirds there second win in a row at the Cardiff International Sports Stadium.

Cardiff dominated from the get-go and only took 10 minutes to find the opening goal, Kieron Evans with the opener firing a shot from the edge of the box into the top corner.

It only took 11 minutes after Evans’s goal for City to find a second, striker Isaak Davies poaching home from Rubin Colwill’s cross.

Kieron Evans celebrates his and Cardiff’s first goal of the game with Rubin Colwill

Although Cardiff dominated the first half the visitors did come close just before half time with Albie Armin’s header bouncing off the crossbar.

Ipswich started the better in the second half, Fraser Alexander with a golden opportunity to pull one back, he found himself one on one with Phillips who denied with a great save.

The tractor boys had another good chance just a few moments later, this time Harvey Curtis found himself one-on-one with the keeper, but Phillips made another great stop to deny.

The bluebirds responded well to the Ipswich pressure, coming close on two occasions, Striker Mark Harris effort was parried out for a corner by Bert White, then the resulting corner resulting in a chance for Jack Bodenham who saw his header saved.

Eventually Cardiff found their third goal after 84 minutes, Isaak Davies getting his second of the match.

And just two minutes later the hosts added a fourth substitute Idowu tapped in a rebound to secure all 3 points for the bluebirds.

The result means Cardiff City jump up 3 places in the professional development league south going from 8th place to 5th after their slow start to the season and for Colchester the result leaves them still sitting 2nd in the table.

Isaak Davies scoring his second goal of the game

Words and images by Steffan Clifton, BA Photojournalism

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