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Under-18s defeat Leeds to maintain unbeaten run

Under-18s defeat Leeds to maintain unbeaten run
Premier League u18
Premier League u18
Sat 7 Nov
Darko Gyabi 
Liam Smith 
City's Under-18s continued our rich vein of form after an impressive 2-0 away win over Leeds United in the Under-18 Premier League North.

Two first half goals from Darko Gyabi and Liam Smith in West Yorkshire secured all three points to maintain our unbeaten start to the season.


Fresh off the back of last Monday's FA Youth Cup triumph, Carlos Vicens’ side diverted attention back to our league campaign, and there was no case of a cup final hangover as we had the lead inside 25 minutes.

Alex Robertson was the provider, as he set up Gyabi to put us ahead with his second league goal of the season.

The City youngsters continued to dominate the opening 45 minutes, and this dominance was rewarded just moments before the half-time whistle as Smith netted our second goal of the afternoon to put Vicens’ men in a commanding position at the break.

It was more of the same after the restart as City put in a professional second half showing to see out the game, securing all three points, and a third league win on the road.

FINE RUN: Under-18s manager Carlos Vicens has overseen a superb run of form
FINE RUN: Under-18s manager Carlos Vicens has overseen a superb run of form


Josh McNamara’s goal was guarded by a back four of Kwaku Oduroh, Finley Burns, Callum Doyle and Liam Smith. Romeo Lavia, Alex Robertson and Josh Adam formed a midfield three, with Oscar Bobb on the right and Darko Gyabi on the left wing.

Tai Sodjie led the line up front.


The victory extends our unbeaten start to this season’s Under-18 Premier League North campaign and puts us second in the table, one point behind Liverpool with 17 points from seven games.

What's next

Our Under-18s are back in action on Saturday, November 28th, when we entertain Sunderland at the CFA. Kick-off is 2pm.

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