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Under-21s tame the Lions

Posted: Tue 05 Mar 2013
Author: Adam Baker
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Development League victory for Russell's men.

Luke Dobie's 78th-minute header secured City Under-21s victory at Millwall.

In a game dominated by the visitors, Alex Russell's men had to wait until 12 minutes from the end for the all-important breakthrough.

Former AFC Wimbledon loanee Toby Ajala set up the decisive goal with a teasing cross which Liverpudlian Dobie - fresh from signing an extended contract - was able to nod home.

Coach Alex Russell said: "It's a win we thoroughly deserved and in truth we should have scored more. It could have been three or four-nil at half-time.

"The lads deserve credit for their persistence in sticking to the game plan and we got our reward with Luke's well-worked goal."

City Under-21s: Carey; Battersby, J.Wilson, Jones, King; Dobie, Bryan, Reid; Burns, Krans (Jordan 78), Ajala. Subs not used: Castenheira, John, Batten, Mitchell.