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U18s progress in FAYC

Posted on 11 January 2012  - 12:00

Our Under-18s beat Cardiff City 2-1 in the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup on Wednesday night.

Our Under-18s beat Cardiff City 2-1 in the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup on Wednesday night.

Two goals in as many minutes from Jack Munns and Souleymane Coulibaly just before half-time put the lads in the driving seat at the new Cardiff City Stadium.

The home side hit back on the hour but there was no sustained pressure from the Bluebirds at 2-1 and the lads could have extended their winning margin.

The team will now travel to Leicester City or Charlton in the fifth round.

"In the first 20 minutes, even though it was even, I thought we were a little nervy," said coach Alex Inglethorpe.

"That was to be expected on the occasion.

"We managed to take control of the game midway through the first half and we slowly became more dominant.

"That culminated in two goals in just over a minute.

"We opened the scoring when we broke down the right, good work from Souleymane and Shaq Coulthirst, the ball went into Jack Munns who took a good touch and smashed it in.

"A minute later Ollie Modeste, who was magnificent down the right, got past four Cardiff players, crossed and Souleymane managed to pull away from his marker and headed home from eight yards.

"In the second half, although we conceded, it was against the run of play.

"It was interesting to see how we would cope with that and I thought we were great.

"We tried to score the third goal, missed countless chances and should have put the game to bed.

"I was really pleased that we didn't collapse in on ourselves after their goal and even though there was only a one-goal difference, we were brave in how we played in that final half-hour.

"We've had two away games (Stevenage in the third round) in the competition so far and it's been tough, but the lads have coped well. I thought we deserved to get through."

Spurs U18s: Granger; Modeste, Yeboah, Stewart, Barthram; Coulhirst, Ball, Munns, Bush (Ward, 69), McEvoy (Lameiras, 76); Coulibaly.