Defender Ciaron Brown scored for Cardiff City in their Professional Development League match against Sheffield Wednesday in Yorkshire this afternoon (Tuesday).

The former Wealdstone player struck after 22 minutes when he reacted first after a Jamie Veale free-kick was parried by goalkeeper Cameron McCulloch.

Brown went for goal from the rebound and when the effort was blocked he fired goalwards again and this time put the Bluebirds in front.

Jack McKay cut the ball back for Jacob Evans and he went close to scoring a second, while Cardiff goalkeeper Matt Hall made a good save to deny Wednesday.

Paul McKay, Jack’s brother, headed narrowly wide as Cardiff pressed for a second goal, but they were rocked by a home equaliser during first half injury time.

Ciaran Brennan was the scorer and the teams went in at half-time with the score 1-1.

The young Bluebirds included 17-year-old forward London-born Greg Adinna, on trial from Barnet, among their substitutes and he went on after an hour.

Cardiff used three of their four substitutes available with back-up goalkeeper Warren Burwood the only unused player at the Middlewood Wednesday’s training ground.

Cameron Coxe headed just over for Cardiff, while striker Ibrahim Meite smashed a free-kick against the Wednesday bar after 85 minutes.

The next match for Cardiff City’s under-23 team is against Leeds United at Cardiff International Sports Stadium on Monday, September 3 (2pm).

Sheffield Wednesday: Cameron McCulloch, Ciaran Brennan, Joe West, Alex Hunt (Josh Dawodu 60), Connor O’Grady (Liam Shaw 60), Liam Williams, Ben Hughes, Liam Waldock, Preslav Borukov, Conor Grant, Jordan Lonchar (Charles Hagan 75). Subs not used: Dan Wallis (gk), Isaac Rice.

Cardiff City: Matthew Hall, Ryan Pryce, Dan Martin, Paul McKay (Asri 90+3), Ciaron Brown (Ibrahim Meite 60), Jack Bodenham, Laurence Wootton, Jamie Veale, Jack McKay, Jacob Evans, Cameron Coxe (Greg Adinna 60). Sub not used: Warren Burwood (gk).