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After falling to defeat in the first three games of the season, the under-21s have come from behind today at Cardiff to win 2-1 and claim our first points of the season.

The three previous results have hardly reflected the performances. There were times in the opening game when we looked the most likely and last week, despite losing 3-0 against QPR, we were the better side for long spells.

Today, in an even first half, we fell behind just before the half hour when Raheem Conte chipped the ball home from the edge of the box. The 1-0 half time deficit was somewhat harsh, but the second half performance turned things round for us.

Just before the hour, Lewis Richardson equalised. Latching on to a through ball, the striker did well to go inside the defender before firing him and ten minutes later it was 2-1 when captain Mark Helm (pictured) scored after receiving the ball from substitute Finn Armstrong.

There were no further goals but we probably looked the more likely and Cardiff’s only glimmer of hope came from two free kicks that Charlie Casper saved comfortably.

A good performance and a good result for the Clarets.

The teams were;

Cardiff: Matthew Turner, Jai Semenyo, Joseph Keeping, Morgan Lewis, Xavier Benjamin, Cameron Antwi, Joe Colwill, Raheem Conte, James Crole, Jack Leahy, Cian Ashford. Subs: Jacob Dennis, Kyle Henniford, Caleb Hughes, Morgan Wigley, Isaac Jefferies.

Burnley: Charlie Casper, Will Hugill, Dan Sassi, Benn Ward, Owen Dodgson, Ne-Jai Tucker (Finn Armstrong 57), Joe Bauress (Frankie Deane 79), Mark Helm, Kade Ratchford (Dane McCullough 79), Joe McGlynn, Lewis Richardson (Jacson Coppack 61). Sub not used: Harry Moss.

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