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Kids Take A Point


12:58 17th March 2014

Quick response to Man City goal.

After some disappointing performances of late, the Wolves under 18s bounced back to take a point from their trip high flying Manchester City.

The Sky Blues took the lead shortly after the break but Wanderers hit back quickly to level through Reagan Carthey.

Coach Mick Halsall said: “When going in to games like this against teams like Manchester City, one of the bigger Academy teams, you are never sure what the players will produce in the way of showing a belief along with the quality to play. 

“After the first ten minutes in which the City started brightly, I thought our players did very well in and out of possession as we showed lots of belief playing realistic football and, at times, passing the ball through the opposition.

“City were always dangerous but we stood firm and managed to get a grip on the game in as much as we started to look a threat ourselves as we showed more desire to get forward and support Ibrahim Keita as the lone striker. 

“It was good to see him back to the form he showed early in the season as he made it very difficult for the two centre half’s all through the game although we could have gone in at half time one up if he had just shown  a little more composure with his shooting after he had done well  hold off a couple of challenges.

“Five minutes after the break City went a goal in front after they enjoyed a touch of good fortune following a free kick which took deflection and fell nicely into the path of one of their strikers who made no mistake. This was the time when we had to see what character our players had.

“And they showed that they had what it takes by scoring an equaliser just two minutes later as Kieta and Tendai Matinyadze did well to the wide right of the area and got in a cross which Reagan Carthey did well to get on the end of to finish, under pressure, in the six yard box.”

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