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Academy Report: Bristol City 2-1 Palace

1 April 2015

Palace's under-18 side saw their three game unbeaten run come to an end against Bristol City as they made the long trip home empty handed.

The game took place in some strong winds as blustery weather continues to batter the country, but in the first half of the contest the Eagles coped with the poor conditions and restricted the Robins to pot-shots from distance.

In the second period Aaron Bissaka was handed a great chance to take the lead but he headed straight at the goalkeeper after receiving the ball from Corie Andrews, and that proved costly as City grabbed the lead when a corner was flicked on and volleyed home.

The lead was doubled when Jacob Berkley-Agyepong was robbed in the final third and was punished when a striker was picked out to finish the counter-attack, and things got worse for the south Londoners when Michael Phillips was sent off for a second bookable offence.

There was a glimmer of hope for Palace when the wind helped in an attempted free-kick delivery from Will Hoare which caught out the opposition goalkeeper, but having come back to grab a point against Coventry City on the weekend, there was to be no late equaliser for the second game in a row.

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