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In The Final Again

Our congratulations go to our youth side who, once again, have reached the final of the FA Youth Cup.

Last night the youngsters took a narrow 2-1 lead, from the semi-final first leg, to the Emirates Stadium to see if they could hold off the challenge the Gunners would present and reach the final where Fulham were waiting for the winners.

The youngsters produced a display that belied their years and were rewarded with a 1-0 win. The goal, a rather fortunate one, came in the 20th minute when Charlie Colkett tried to pull the ball back, from the by-line, for Dominic Solanke to tap in. Unfortunately for the home side their keeper, Josh Vickers, got in a bit of a pickle and somehow saw the ball squirm under hi sbody, hit his heel and roll over the line.

The 3-1, on aggregate, score-line gives Chelsea their fourth FA Youth Cup Final appearance in five years, a remarkable feat and something the club should be proud of.

Arsenal - Josh Vickers; Tafari Moore, Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill, Leander Siemann (Stefan O`Connor 71), Julio Pleguezuelo; Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Gedion Zelalem, Glen Kamara (Austin Lipman 83), Jack Jebb; Alex Iwobi (Daniel Crowley 59), Chuba Akpom (c)

Unused Subs - Ryan Huddart (GK), Alfred Mugabo

Chelsea - Mitchell Beeney; Fankaty Dabo (Isak Ssewankambo 59), Andreas Christensen, Jake Clarke Salter (Isaiah Brown 70), Ola Aina; Jordan Houghton, Charlie Colkett (Reece Mitchell 81), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (c); Alex Kiwomya, Dominic Solanke, Jay Dasilva

Unused Subs - Bradley Collins (GK), Kasey Palmer

Chelsea Scorer - Vickers own goal 20

Yellow Cards - Dabo, Houghton

Referee - Stuart Attwell

Attendance - 9,695




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Writer: Merlin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday April 18 2014

Time: 10:13AM

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wow...this is really good. Hope we get the deserved positive publicity on the youth teams...LOL media is busy in writing about wages on our youth players instead of their play in field...ridiculous media
Blu_run
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18/04/2014 11:54:00

Impressive stuff.... great kids.. I just hope we'll one day begin to believe in these kids and give them some opportunity, no matter how little, to play for the senior team. Guys like Baker, Chalobah, PVA and Piazon can be useful next season...
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18/04/2014 13:19:00

Good Luck to them in the final match!!!
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18/04/2014 18:43:00

 

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