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REPORT: Birmingham City U21 3-0 Sky Blues U21

It was defeat for the young Sky Blues at St Andrew's...

26 September 2022

John Dempster's Sky Blues U21s side have fallen to a 3-0 defeat against Birmingham City at St Andrew's.

Fabio Tavares and Josh Eccles were both in action for the young Sky Blues but were unable to prevent a disappointing scoreline.

Dempster's side had chances under the floodlights at St Andrew's but saw a brace from Tate Campbell and a late goal Menzi Mazwi send them home empty handed.

The game's first chance fell the way of the hosts, with Luke Bell forced into an early save low to his left from Kieran Wakefield's shot.

Wakefield was the danger man for Birmingham during the opening 45 and saw Jay McGrath and Jack Burroughs both step in to deny him from finding the game's first goal.

The young Sky Blues were creating chances of their own with Burroughs showing his attacking flair to find Harrison Nee in the area, but the in-form striker was unable to turn the cross home.

Ricardo Dinanga also went close before the interval. The winger broke through on goal but saw his goal-bound striker saved well by Alfie Brooks.

At the break, Blaine Rowe came on to replace Dermi Lusala, marking the youngster's long-awaited return from a serious injury blow.

But it was during the second half that Birmingham were able to create a lead for themselves, thanks to midfielder Tate Campbell. The younger opened the scoring by nodding home from close range and strengthened his side's advantage with a stunning solo goal just 90 seconds later.

Luke Bell was called upon again moments later, pushing Menzi Mazwi's effort behind for a corner - but it was Mazwi who put Blues three goals ahead when he arrived at the back post to turn in a well targeted cross.

The Sky Blues had a golden chance to pull a goal back with ten minutes left on the clock when Justin Obikwu, fresh from the bench, was offered the support of Fabio Tavares in a two-on-one situation. However, the youngster failed to find the pass.

Sky Blues XI: Luke Bell; Ricardo Dinanga (Tom Costello 71'), Dermi Lusala (Blaine Rowe 45'), Jay McGrath (C), Trialist (Bradley Stretton 61'), Jack Burroughs; Aiden Finnegan, Josh Eccles; Harrison Nee, Fabio Tavares, Will Bapaga (Justin Obikwu 71'). 

Unused subs: Dan Rachel.

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