Hat-trick for Jacob Blyth in win for Leicester City's under-21s
Leicester City's under-21s rounded off the year with a victory at Crewe Alexandra yesterday.
The Development squad, who included Richie Wellens and Paul Gallagher in their ranks, went 2-0 down but stormed back to win 4-2 – thanks to a hat-trick from Jacob Blyth, which included two penalties, and a strike from Michael Cain.
"We started poorly on a terrible pitch and gave them two goals in the first 10 minutes," said Development Coach Steve Beaglehole.
"But we showed a great attitude to get back into the game and take a 3-2 lead into half-time. Michael Cain scored a terrific goal and Jacob equalised when we were really starting to build momentum.
"We brought Joe Dodoo on early because we had to balance the minutes of the under-18 players that played on Saturday and he won a penalty that Blythy put away.
"In the second half, we defended a lot better when we had to, despite it being very hard to play football.
"After 12 games, we're at the halfway stage and we're up there with Derby at the top of the table.
"There is a bit of a gap to the side in third, which is important because I want us to finish in those top two positions so that we make the play-offs at the end of the season.
"We wanted to start this first under-21 campaign right and win games and we've done that in the first part."