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U23s Thrash Swansea to Climb to Second
Tuesday, 15th Dec 2020 15:00

Town’s U23s thrashed Swansea 5-1 at Playford Road this afternoon to move to second in Professional Development League Two South with Zak Brown netting twice (one pen) and Fraser Alexander, Elkan Baggott and a trialist once each.

Brown opened the scoring in the 35th minute and opened the floodgates with the Blues grabbing four more in the next 14 minutes.

Alexander added the second on 40 before Brown added his second and Town’s third from the penalty spot four minutes into first-half injury time.

Indonesia U19 international centre-half Baggott made it 4-0 two minutes after the restart before a trialist made it five on on 49.

The visitors pulled a goal back in the 77th minute but the side coached by Kieron Dyer and Terry Butcher weren’t to be denied a second comfortable home win having defeated Watford 3-0 a fortnight ago.

With Millwall winning 6-1 at home to Colchester United to go top and previous leaders Bristol City defeated 2-0 at QPR, the Blues move from third into second in the table behind the Lions on goal difference.

U23s: White, Donacien, Baggott, Ndaba, Smith, Healy, Crane, Alexander, Trialist, Viral, Z Brown. Subs: Ridd, Andoh, Humphreys, Crowe, Oppong.

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Eireannach_gorm added 15:12 - Dec 15
The Trialist, Is he like the Phantom or Batman that we cant know his name?

He might be the Superhero who can save the club!

PortmanTerrorist added 15:32 - Dec 15
Donacien in U23s?? And as for the Trialist, I think we can safely assume it is not Hulk !

Seriously tho, the U23s and KD and TB score goals and are doing well, maybe better than expected of them. It won't be long until of have a reoccurrence of a thought from last season which is if the older pros can't compete and struggle in 1st team, then why not chuck more kids in. Even if they struggle, they will still learn.

Only problem with that idea is that it reconfirms that we are going nowhere for the foreseeable....C'mon TRIALIST.....are you the messiah.....or Adrian Paz's nephew perhaps ?!

johnwarksshorts added 15:35 - Dec 15
His name is The Trialist! 🤣😱

BlueandTruesince82 added 15:38 - Dec 15
How is it out development teams are consistently good yet our 1st team so consistently crap

Wallingford_Boy added 15:39 - Dec 15
No KVY?!

rfretwell added 15:48 - Dec 15
Petr Czeck played for Chrlseas U23s last night & hes 40!

WhoisJimmyJuan added 15:48 - Dec 15
If we want the academy to continue to excel, we need to keep these players away from the first team. Well away.

ITFCBlue81 added 15:51 - Dec 15
Tommy Smith is an outstanding player needs his chance in the first team

Dockerblue added 16:01 - Dec 15
Donacien played so that means that useless non-leading joke Chambers will keep his place tonight then. And people wonder why we are where we are................

Marinersnose added 16:44 - Dec 15
The u23 play a lovely brand of football but this is not a competitive level . It’s enjoyable to watch but it’s miles from first team football and lacks the physical side of the game. It is what it is, a development tool and a stepping stone towards competitive football. The next step has to be a loan unless it’s obvious the player can make the big step up. Ndaba could definitely do a better job than some who have played.

Linkboy13 added 19:06 - Dec 15
Yes it's a poor standard of football and players need to go out on loan to prove themselves. The problem at the moment most of the players at u23 level are not up to football league level yet and clubs will not take them on. For example we've got Cotter on loan at Chelmsford and goalkeeper Przybek at Concord Rangers which about sums things up.

Daniel72 added 20:29 - Dec 15
The Trialist,,, is it whatisname?

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