Cameron Peters at the double...A goal in each half from Cameron Peters was enough to secure a 2-0 victory for the Development Squad over Bradford City on Tuesday afternoon.
The young striker pounced on a defensive error on the half hour mark to open the scoring before heading home his second of the afternoon ten minutes into the second half to seal all three points.
John Ward’s side made the trip up to Apperley Bridge with the likes of Florent Cuvelier, Liam Kinsella and Matt Preston given starting berths amongst a clutch of youngsters.
The game also marked the return of one time Bradford City keeper Chandler Hallwood who will be pleased to have come away from Yorkshire with a clean sheet.
After a competitive opening to the game, Peter’s pressed high up the pitch and robbed Bradford defender Reece Powell of the ball just outside City's penalty area to leave him with a clear run on goal.
One-on-one with George Sykes-Kenworthy, Peters coolly fired low into the corner past the Bantams shot-stopper to break the deadlock.
Rabiega went close to levelling things up for City shortly afterwards when he received the ball in space inside the box but his low drive was tipped around the post by Hallwood.
There were chances at either end at the turn of the half with Cuvelier showing his class with a powerful run before curling an effort wide of Sykes-Kenworthy’s upright before Hudson lashed over from the edge of the Saddlers box. Cuvelier was in on the action again moments later, angling a low drive towards goal only to see his effort saved by the Bradford stopper.
Ward’s side didn’t have to wait long to double their lead and it was the apprentice hot-shot who once again done the damage.
Jordon Sangha’s short free-kick found Sam Tonks who whipped the ball into the box for Peters to loop the ball over Sykes-Kenworthy with a well-guided header.
It could have been the perfect afternoon for Peters midway through the second period when Liam Kinsella pulled the ball back for the lone striker to fire an effort goalwards. The outstretched leg of Harry Warren preventing Peters from his third.
City tried to engineer a way back into the contest when Rabiega teed up Hudson after the striker had latched onto Tom Windle's well-judged forward pass.
Rabiega laid the ball back to Hudson but the winger's side-footed effort from just inside the box was pulled wide of Hallwood's far post.
In the closing stages of the game, Rabiega saw a shot blocked from deep inside the area by a recovering Kory Roberts after the Pole had previously beaten the Walsall defender to Sam Wright's ball over the top.
STARTING XI: Chandler Hallwood, Sam Tonks, Callum Cockerill-Mollett, Milan Butterfield (Kendrick 88 mins), Kory Roberts, Jordon Sangha (Cela 55mins), Will Shorrock, Matt Preston (capt), Cameron Peters (GOAL 30 mins & 55 mins), Liam Kinsella, Florent Cuvelier (Maddocks 70 mins)
SUBS NOT USED:Brandon Ganley (GK)