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Report: Bristol City U18s 1-2 Birmingham City U18s

Antoine Semenyo scored twice as City Under-18s started 2018 with a win, with a 4-2 victory over their Charlton counterparts.

Ricardo Rees and Marcus Day were also on the scoresheet for City, in a first half of five goals.

Brendan Sarpong-Wiredu equalised for the visitors, before James Gody put them ahead shortly after.

City recovered, however, and went on to win the game quite comfortably to begin the new year in the best possible way.

It was Charlton who had the first chance of the game. A whipped free kick found Dan Birch, but he could only flick it over the bar.

The scoring was opened less than three minutes later, with Rees firing across the goalkeeper into the back of the net.

Rees’ goal seemed to liven the game up, and Vince Harper was the next player to have an attempt on goal, but it never looked to threaten Joseph Osaghe in the Charlton goal.

City’s lead lasted less than eight minutes, with Sarpong-Wiredu levelling for the Addicks after some good play with the attackers.

It was Rees again who looked threatening for City, causing the Charlton defence a number of problems going forward.

Charlton took the lead nine minutes after their first goal, after Alex Willis rolled the ball across the goalmouth so Gody had the easiest of tap-ins.

Albie Morgan tried his luck from long distance with a free kick, but it was never going to trouble Aaron Sainsbury.

After five minutes behind, City equalised through Day. The youngster had an empty net after some great play from Semenyo.

City ensured they would go into half-time in the lead, with Semenyo grabbing his first goal of the afternoon less than ten minutes before the break.

The second half of football was a lot quieter than the first. The flurry of first half goals meant both sides were threatening.

Rees had a few half chances during the half, but none really threatened the Charlton goal.

City’s win was all-but confirmed three minutes from time, when Semenyo turned brilliantly in the Charlton area and fired convicingly past the goalkeeper for his second of the afternoon.

City Under-18s: Sainsbury, Turner-Williams, Ali, Smith, Harrison, Turner, Rees (Smith), Hall (Spark), Semenyo, Day, Harper (Webb). Sub not used: Bell.

Report by Ryan Payne

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