John Dempster was pleased with the way his side applied themselves, as they booked their place into the Third Round of the Birmingham Senior Cup.
City took the lead in the game through a Rylie Siddall strike, but they were pegged back late on in the second half through a deflected strike.
The game would go to penalties and it was City who came out on top, thanks to a save from Lucas Kibrya.
Speaking after the game, Dempster gave his immediate reaction, following a positive night for the Under-21s side.
Reflecting on the result…
“Really pleased with how the players played in possession and I thought we dominated the ball from start to finish and then we had to deal with their long throws and corners in the box, which I thought we did well in the main.
“Some of the play out from the back and progression of the pitch was a joy to watch at times and I thought it was a really good spectacle for the Senior Cup and it was brilliant to come through on the penalties.
“There were some really good penalties from both teams and it was an unfortunate for their lad, but Lucas, our Goalkeeper, saved it and that's put us into the next round.”
Coming up against a Non-League side…
“It's a brilliant challenge. It's slightly different here because you're on a 3G pitch and not a muddy pitch if you like.
“So, the surface was good and it allowed us to get the ball down and play, although it's slightly different to playing on grass, of course, but like I say it was a real cold night but a good one and in the end we’re progressing to the third round in a competition that we did well in last year, so it’s excellent for the boys.”
Deciding spot kick saved by young Lucas Kibrya…
“I thought there was a little bit of pressure on us out there and the players dealt with that really well.
“Lucas (City Goalkeeper) who came in on work experience from Wolves not only saved the penalty to win it for us, but he had an excellent game throughout.
“We’re really appreciative to Wolves for allowing one of their Goalkeeper’s to come in and help us out when we needed it because we've got a bit of a shortage at the minute.
“It turned out to be a real positive night for him and the Wolves staff that came to watch him will be happy and we're happy as a Football Club because we’re in the next round.”