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Youth Team Win Again

5 November 2012

9 out of 9 for under 18s

United's youth team made it nine wins from nine games with a 4-1 win at Swindon Town at the weekend. Two goals from Jacob Hughes plus goals from Callum O'Dowda and captain Sam Long made it maximum points in the League Cup group stages for Chris Allen's under 18s. 

Chris told

"If I'm honest it wasn't one of our best performances. We had a tough game against Yeovil in the FA Cup in midweek and I don't know if that took a little bit out of us both mentally and physically, but having said that we still did well enough to win the game fairly comfortably.

 "We should have been in front after 30 seconds but their keeper somehow made a save from five yards and that set the tone for the opening stages. We then improved and started to look more like our usual selves and took the lead when Callum O'Dowda scored the opener. But having done that we let them back into the game when they equalised and at 1-1 they had their best spell of the game.

"We got our noses back in front when Jermaine Udumaga put in a great delivery and Jacob Hughes got a touch to make it 2-1. Then from a corner Sam Long got free and powered a header at goal which the keeper looked to have caught but somehow twisted and put in his own net. Sam is claiming the goal and I don't think the keeper will want it, so let's say Sam got it!

"That was 3-1 and it was 4-1 when some great play from Sam Humphreys got Jacob in again, and in truth we could and should have had a few more.

"Unfortunately at 4-1  Jack Sellick went in too strongly for a tackle and was shown a straight red which will mean he will miss three games, but we rallied round with ten men and deserved to win the game.

"The League Cup has gone really well and we have won our group, and we will now play the runners up in the South East Group in the next stage of the competition."

Hill, Wright, Long, Ekpiteta, Lynn (Woodley), Humphreys, Ashby, Sellick, Hughes, Udumaga, O'Dowda

Sub not used: Niangasa

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