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Report: Wolves U18 1-2 Villa U18

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Report: Wolves U18 1-2 Villa U18

Our youngsters produced an excellent comeback to earn victory over Wolves at their Compton Park training ground.

The visitors trailed 1-0 at half-time to a strong physical Wanderers team.

The first half was very hard fought without either team stamping authority until a well worked Wolves set piece was deflected past the unfortunate Viktor Johansson.

Ben Petty's troops were revitalised in the second half and started quickly scoring two quick goals inside three minutes.

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They arrived courtesy of outstanding strike pair of Kelsey Mooney and Jordan Cox whose movement and link play was a constant threat to the opposition defence.

The young lions finished the game strongly and were unlucky on a couple of occasions not to extend their lead, seeing out the game to complete an encouraging victory.

Coach Petty said: "The team responded brilliantly to going a goal behind.

"We felt at half-time we were not playing to our plan in terms of intensity and the players got off to a flying start in the second period.

"The strike pair of Cox and Mooney were again impressive and the team grew in stature as the game went on."

VILLA U18: Johansson, Clark (Linley 75), Abdoul, Prosser (Hall 69), Coates, Sundman, Knibbs (Clarke 46), Hayes, Mooney, Cox, Humphries. Unused subs: Idem, Finnerty.

Emily Liles
By @emily_liles 12th March 2016