Sluggish and lethargic defending was a major factor in the Development Team's defeat.
The visitors took the lead in the 3rd minute when they intercepted a weak Ryan Auger pass on the edge of the box.
Nine minutes later the scores were level when Harry Farrow took a short corner from the left and Lewis Carter's cross cum shot found the net.
Play was end to end with both teams creating chances, but not finding the net, until the 40th minute when the City defence had a nightmare 5 minutes and allowed Linton to score three quick goals for a half time score of:
City 1 Linton Granta 4.
Two minutes into the second half the nightmare continued when Linton stretched their lead with a 5th goal.
City heads didn't drop. They played some constructive football and for the majority of the half they looked the most likely to score until, two minutes from time, the defence cracked again.
Final score: City Development 1 Linton Granta 6.
City Team: Aaron Chapman, James Brown, Conor Loker(C), Victor Garcia, Zac Tyrrell, Ryan Auger, Harvey Bullin, Isaac Maynard, Josh Lowe, Lewis Carter, Harry Farrow.
Subs: Jude White, Christian Carter.
Subs not used: Jack Jolley, Andy Jolley.
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