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Late show has Blues back on track

Glyn Hodges

Glyn Hodges

A David Ball double and a third goal from James Poole saw the Blues second string defeat Sunderland and re-assert itself in the tight battle for the Barclay’s Premier Reserve League North title.

But City had to work exceptionally hard at Eppleton Colliery scoring all three goals after the break to edge out their hosts 3-2 in a five-goal thriller.

Ball’s winner came deep into injury time and made it four wins in five starts for Glyn Hodges’ young side.

The brace took Ball’s tally to six in those five games and the free-scoring Blues have now clocked up two fours and a three making them the section’s top scorers. Poole has three to his credit and is forming a useful partnership with Ball who was on the bench for the senior side in the recent Carling Cup win over Fulham.

The reserves' only blip was at home to Liverpool last week and their next outing will see them entertain Burnley on October 20.

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Hodges boys out to bounce back

Glyn Hodges

City Reserves head to Sunderland tonight looking to bounce back from the 2-0 home defeat by Liverpool that ended their unbeaten start to the season.

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City reserves v Liverpool reserves

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City surrendered their 100 per cent home record in the Barclay’s Reserve League north going down 2-0 after a fine scrap with Liverpool last night.

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Blues wave goodbye to unbeaten record