- Hull City 3
- Own Goal, Akbas, Salam
- Bristol City 1
Three second half goals gave the Under-18s a deserved first win of the Professional Development League campaign as they came from behind to beat Bristol City 3-1 at Bishop Burton College.
The visitors opened the scoring on 21 minutes when Harrison Reeves won possession inside his own half, before advancing forward and slipping a perfectly-weighted through ball into the path of Ricardo Rees, who poked an low effort past Jonathan Saltmer in the Tigers’ goal. Rees and Reeves both had further opportunities to double the Robins’ lead, bit the scoreline remained 1-0 at the break.
The match was turned on its head after the interval, with the Tigers scoring twice in the space of a minute at the start of the second half, levelling the scores on 50 minutes when Reeves diverted Elliot Holmes’ low strike into his own net.
And it was 2-1 just moments after the restart when the Bristol City backline failed to clear their lines on three occasions, allowing Mason Wilson-Rhiney to head the ball into the path of Stephen Akbas, who fired an unstoppable volley into the back of the net from the edge of the box.
The Tigers made sure of the points late on as the visitors pushed for an equaliser when Ahmed Salam netted his third goal in as many games. The full-back showed great pace and control to go past three Robins defenders before keeping a calm head inside the box to slot the ball under the advancing keeper.