First-year scholar Glen Sani said he was delighted to score the winner in stoppage time, after the Under-18s came from 2-0 down to secure an opening day victory against Cardiff City.
A six-minute brace from Jake Brown cancelled out the visitors’ lead, before Sani latched onto Jevon Mills’ long pass to score the eventual winner in injury time.
“I felt the victory was deserved in the end,” said Sani.
“Towards the end of the game, we created a lot of chances and I think once we got that first goal, we had the belief we could get even more.
“I think we were a bit disjointed first half, but we came out better in the second half even though we conceded early on and I’m buzzing to get the winner as I didn’t think I had the legs in me at the time!”
Sani was one of four first-year scholars who started the fixture, and was pleased to see fellow forward Jake Brown score a brace, as well as praise goalkeeper Tom Macauley for a string of impressive saves as the young Tigers look to capitalise on their opening day victory.
“I’m delighted for Jake and I’m happy for myself to get the assist for his first goal,” added Sani.
“I thought Tom was brilliant in goal as he kept us in the game with some crucial saves; he played very well.
“We’ve shown that we can compete at this level and we need to believe in ourselves moving forward, starting with Bristol City next week. We know it will be a tough game, so we need to go there with a good mindset and start well from minute one.”