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Report: Bristol City Under-18s v St Johnstone

Bristol City Under-18s ran out 5-0 winners at the University of St Andrews with the goals coming from Allen, Smith, Harper and Burford as well as an own goal. 

Bristol City Under-18s got off to a flying start, having 4 efforts on goal within the first 10 minutes. Harper used his blistering pace to devastating effect throughout the game. He started early, breaking the offside trap in the 7th minute and drawing a blatant foul from the St Johnstone defence. 

Again he made his way to the byline, this time mazing through 3 defenders before his final touch let him down and saw the ball run through to the keeper. 

Allen’s quality of delivery was evident, sending a very dangerous dangerous free kick from 40 yards wide on the left to the back post. Jack Turner appeared to be the closest to the ball but it ran off him and trickled wide. 

Allen opened the scoring for Bristol City Under-18s in the 27th minute, feeding off of Marcus Day. Day held the ball while twisting and turning his man and fed Allen. Allen dropped his shoulder and fired in to the far post.

Zac Smith was next to score, in the 32nd minute. Mortimore split the defence with his through ball to Allen, who fizzed it across goal and Smith tapped in to an empty goal.

Harper was still causing a constant threat to the St Johnstone defence, this time picking up the rebound from an Allen shot, but hit both the post and crossbar before watching it go safe.

Bristol City Under-18s made a blistering start to the second half, with Harper finally getting his goal in the 47th minute. Webb fired the ball across the edge of the box, Allen let it run and Harper cut in on to his left and drilled it through the keeper.

James Burford got the 4th soon after in the 49th minute. Spark attacked a corner at the near post, it bounced off multiple bodies before Burford cleaned it up at the back post. 

Bristol City’s ability to get the ball wide and create opportunities was evident throughout the game, with the ball making its way across goal and being unmet a regular occurrence. 

Jayden Ali, Josh Mortimore and Vince Harper were the providers for the crosses, with Turner-Williams and Webb helping to stretch the opposition.

The rout was completed n the 84th minute, where a St Johnstone defender sent a bobbling ball back to the keeper, and it unfortunately went over his foot to make it 5.

Bristol City Under-18s: Robertson (Begovic, 45) ; Turner-Williams, Turner (Burford, 45), Spark, Webb; Mortimore, Ali, Smith, Harper; Day; Allen (Hall, 49).

 

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