Banner image

Author

James Crawley

James Crawley writes

Posted Sunday, August 11th 2019

PSG Academy 0-0 Bristol City U23s 0

City's development side held a youthful PSG team to a 0-0 draw in the French capital.

Freddie Hinds, Ricardo Rees and Sam Pearson had the best of the chances for City, though the opposition keeper did well to deny them.

The young Robins held their own at PSG's training ground and were praised by coach Alex Ball.

"PSG were technically good and so we worked extremely hard, we set up well and kept our shape," he said. "We were disciplined in position and pressed when we could. PSG didn't like our pressure at times, they are maybe used to more time on ball.

"We nicked the ball off them to create three or four chances and that was a real positive today.

Ball added: "PSG had periods of possession, particularly late on we started to tire but we had to be disciplined in our defending. And at half-time we had to deal with their eight changes but we started well again and we forced their errors.

"We displayed some resolute defending to ensure the clean sheet and Will Buse made two very good saves. It was a well-deserved draw against a top European side."

Speaking of the occasion, Academy Manager Gary Probert commented: "A special thank you must go to Michael Lacen and all of PSG's Academy staff, for their hospitality and for the opportunity to test our players and staff against such competitive opposition."

City v PSG: Buse, Taylor, Webb (Soady 70), Towler, Harrison, Baldwin (C), S Pearson (Day 65), Z Smith, Britton (Conway 62), Hinds, Rees. Subs not used: Robertson, Low.

 

Latest News

Season Cards on sale now!

Season Cards on sale now!

Posted: Monday, April 12th 2021

Bentley on Sound of the City

Bentley on Sound of the City

Posted: Monday, April 12th 2021

Seasonal hospitality now on sale

Seasonal hospitality now on sale

Posted: Monday, April 12th 2021

Kick-off time confirmed for season finale

Kick-off time confirmed for season finale

Posted: Monday, April 12th 2021

Also from Bristol Sport

Highlights: Bristol Flyers 73-84 London Lions
Basketball icon

Highlights: Bristol Flyers 73-84 London Lions

Watch all the key moments as Bristol Flyers faced London Lions in the BBL Championship.

Posted: Monday, April 12th 2021 • Basketball

2021/22 VIP Seasonal Hospitality on sale now
Rugby icon

2021/22 VIP Seasonal Hospitality on sale now

Our 2021/22 VIP seasonal hospitality packages are available now for Bristol Bears.

Posted: Monday, April 12th 2021 • Rugby

Bears Rewards deadline approaching
Rugby icon

Bears Rewards deadline approaching

Supporters are reminded they have until 5pm on Friday, April 30th to spend their remaining Rewards cash balances.

Posted: Monday, April 12th 2021 • Rugby

BT Sport TV picks confirmed for upcoming fixtures
Rugby icon

BT Sport TV picks confirmed for upcoming fixtures

Bristol Bears’ Gallagher Premiership Rugby fixtures have been confirmed up until the end of the season, with the exclusion of round 19.

Posted: Monday, April 12th 2021 • Rugby

Bristol Sport Store set to re-open
Football icon

Bristol Sport Store set to re-open

Following the latest update of government restrictions, the Bristol Sport store will re-open its doors on Wednesday, April 14th.

Posted: Monday, April 12th 2021 • Football