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Report: Bristol City U18s 1-2 Leeds United U18s

City Under-18s completed their Professional Development League campaign with a narrow 2-1 defeat at home to Leeds United on Saturday.

Leeds took the lead in the 11th minute when Jack Clarke burst into the area and drilled home an unstoppable shot past Alhaji Sesay. 

Unbeaten in five coming into this encounter, City responded well and carved out a number of opportunities, with Kel Akpobire and Cameron Allen both going close. 

Then, on the stroke of half-time, Tom Richards was adjudged to have fouled his man in the area and Clarke fired home the resultant spot-kick. 

City hit back straight after the restart, with Allen teeing up Richards in the box for a clever ten-yard finish. 

Leeds thought they had restored their two-goal advantage moments later, only for their celebrations to be dampened by an offside flag. 

When Leeds were reduced to ten men with ten minutes left on the clock, it set up a grandstand finish. 

Moses Abioye was punished with a second yellow card for kicking the ball away, and from that moment on Trevor Challis' side threw the proverbial kitchen sink at their visitors. 

Goalkeeper Sesay even went forward for a corner in stoppage time and got his head to the ball, but was unable to direct his effort goalwards. 

City Under-18s: Sesay; Ali, Parsons, Turner (Turner-Williams), Trialist; Rees, Richards, Mortimore (Z.Smith), Harry Smith; Allen, Akpobire.

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