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REPORT: Coventry City U21s 4-2 Brentford U21s - George Thomas brace helps to seal Sky Blue victory

18 April 2016

City's U21s side extend their unbeaten run to four games as a dominant performance seals all three points at the Alan Higgs Centre...

Sky Blues frontman George Thomas scored two second-half goals, while Kyle Spence and Ben Stevenson chipped in with one each to put four passed Brentford’s U21s.

City's U21s side have now dispatched Bristol City, Watford and Brentford in consecutive wins - scoring ten goals in the process in their best run of results all season. 

Lee Glover’s side had to come from behind, as the Sky Blues were a goal down inside ten minutes when Jan Holldack slotted beneath Corey Addai to open the scoring for the visitors. 

Thomas almost delivered immediate reply when clever forward play engineered a yard of space on the Brentford 18-yard line, but his shot drifted wide of the post.

Half an hour had passed before the home side were on level terms as Bilal Sayoud surged forward and produced a perfectly weighted cross for an onrushing Kyle Spence. Spence couldn’t fail to connect with the ball and headed home for the equaliser. 

Barely a minute of the second-half had elapsed before Thomas had the Sky Blues in front, latching on to a Stevenson shot and finding the corner of the net. Thomas then turned provider for Stevenson, as the pair combined once again, this time with their roles reversed.

Thomas delivered a searching ball in to the area of in-decision between goalkeeper and defender and Stevenson was the quickest to react as he cooly found the net. 

Seemingly in cruise control, a lapse in concentration allowed Brentford a way back in to the game as a long ball forward found the visitors’ Josh Bohui in space. The winger cut inside and found the bottom corner with a well taken finish to make it 3-2.

The Sky Blues dominance prevailed however, as Sayoud won City a penalty for a trip inside the Brentford area in the 85th minute. Thomas was the taker of the spot-kick and delivered a confident finish to cap a fine performance for the 19-year old - securing a 4-2 win for the young Sky Blues.


Teams

Coventry City: Corey (GK), Whitmore, Di. Kelly-Evans (C), Harries, Hunt, Gadzhev (Maycock 75’), Stevenson, Spence (Hickman 81’), Dev. Kelly-Evans (Shipley 53’), Sayoud, Thomas.

Subs: Scuza (GK), Finn. 

Brentford: Balcombe (GK), Kamanzi, Fox, Ferry (C), Edobor, Mepham, Marsh-Brown, Holldack, Clayton, Westbrooke, Bohui. 

Subs: Alves, Fenn-Evans, McGregor, Pairsh, Kyriatzis

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