City Development side beat Brighton

Last updated : 23 August 2012 By Michael Morris

Professional Development League - League 2 South Division.

City's Development side, which is primarily the U21's, started their new campaign with a win over Brighton. Teams are allowed three over 21 year old players in the line up.

The following report is courtesy of ninianboy1 from the messageboard:

Terrific game of football tonight with both teams playing the ball on the floor throughout the game.

City opened with a Jesse Darko penalty just before half time, Gethyn Hill made it 2-0 with an 35 yard lob before Brighton ran at a tired defence to make it 2-1 with a minute to go.

However, it should have been 3-0 with a bullet header goal bound from Keinan but Gethin couldn't resist getting his head onto it which was then called offside.

Keinan was fantastic tonight encouraging the youngsters throughout the game and holding a solid line in defence.

However the star of the show for me was a young Rhondda boy called Tommy Sullivan who was superb in the middle of the park. Although still very slight he plays almost an identical role to Ramsey as he constantly looks to get the ball and feed pin point passes in all directions. The young fella just oozes confidence and must be destined for great things.

Another to impress was Nathan Blake's godson Theo Wharton who can also pass well but also has some aggression to his game.

Notable contributions too from the left back John, the centre back Nugent and Kadeem Harris before he was subbed.

Poor crowd though of only about 250.