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U18 Report & Goals: Coventry 2-3 Crewe

24 August 2018

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Match Reports

U18 Report & Goals: Coventry 2-3 Crewe

24 August 2018

Lee Bell & Michael Jackson's Crewe Alexandra Under 18's recorded a dramatic victory on the opening day of the 2018/19 PDL2 season.

Jakob Priestman struck in injury time to seal a 3-2 victory, with both sides ending the game with ten-men.

Coventry took the lead on 24 minutes from the penalty spot, the Sky Blues man sending GK Sam Booth the wrong way to opening the scoring.

Crewe equalised two minutes before the break, a header from a corner being won at the back post with the ball then hitting defender Matthew Fenton on the back & finding its way into the net.

Bell made three substitutions at half-time to cater for the Under 23 game two days later, and that left him with ten men on the pitch as early as the 55th minute when Aaron Lomas was forced off through injury.

Despite the deficit in numbers, it was the Alex who took the lead on the hour mark, Heath lashing a low shot from the edge of the box into the bottom corner.

The Sky Blues made their extra man tell with ten minutes remaining on the clock, bulleting a header home from a right-wing corner.

But there was a twist in the tale moments later, when a Coventry player received his second yellow card to even the teams.

Smelling blood, the Alex sensed a late winner & continued their fine performance with attacking intent.

The breakthrough came in the second minute of time added on, Heath playing a through ball for sub Priestman to latch on to & steer his shot through the legs of the goalkeeper to win the game in dramatic style.

Crewe U18's next fixture is against Crystal Palace at Reaseheath on Saturday 25 August.

Click here to view the U18 fixtures & results.

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