A Magical FA Youth Cup Run Comes to an End

It was a spirited performance from our boys, but they just fell short against League 1 opposition Sheffield Wednesday.


With over 1,200 people in attendance the atmosphere was booming, and from the first whistle the lads where on the front foot. Within the first 10 seconds we had a huge penalty call that was waved away by the referee, this also got the crowd involved from the get go. Eventually Wednesday got a foot hold in the game, and after 21 minutes they broke the dead lock after a good bit of attacking play. It then took them only 7 minutes to find the second, but if we could get into half time at 2-0 we knew it wasn’t over.



Half time came, and the message was clear. Get back on the front foot and put them under pressure, and that is exactly what happened. We dominated the whole of the second period from start to finish. It was on 72 minutes Will Warren stepped up and whipped a great free kick into the bottom corner. The comeback was well and truly on! Joseph Opoku then came close with a great strike from the edge of the box, but it was the last minute of the 90 where controversy hit. Josh Wormleighton headed up for a corner and after a high delivery from Kaden Stokes, it was Wormleighton who appeared to put the ball in the back of the net. Only to be disallowed by the official for a foul on the Wednesday GK. Although aggrieved, looking back at the footage 9/10 referees would have given a foul and now the dust has settled it was the correct decision. The game soon ended and it finished 2-1 to Sheffield Wednesday.



It has been a fantastic run and we have created memories that will last a life time, every single player can walk away with their heads held high. Our focus now turns to the ECFA CAT 1 & 2 Leagues as well as the National Cup. With this group of players the sky is the limit, and we look forward to what is in store for the rest of the year.

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