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James Crawley

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Posted Thursday, January 10th 2019

Report: City U18s 1-2 Crystal Palace U18s

City Under-18s kicked-off the new year with a dominant display but were unfortunate to fall to a 2-1 defeat against Crystal Palace Under-18s.

Palace took a half-time lead against the run of play after City had created numerous good chances, notably Sam Bell, Jamie Taylor, Vince Harper, Zak Smith and Marcus Day going close.

Day equalised with the assist from Smith after the break, and City could have been ahead but for Jamie Taylor's goal disallowed.

Crystal Palace eventually scored the winner with 10 minutes remaining, which came courtesy of a stroke of luck following a miskick from a wide free kick.

On a separate note we welcomed back Ryley Towler to the team after four months out injured with a stress fracture of the back.

City U18s: Buse, James Taylor (Towler), Low, C Pearson, Gould, Harper, Owers, Z Smith, Bell, J Taylor, Day.