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Youth Team Win Again

16 December 2013

Under 18s beat Swindon

United’s under 18s continued their good form with a 3-2 win over local rivals Swindon Town on Saturday.

Chris Allen’s side warmed up for their FA Cup third round tie at Swansea tomorrow night with a confidence boosting win thanks to goals from Jamie Calvin and two from top-scorer James Roberts to beat the Robins for the third time this season.

Roberts opened the scoring with a good finish from a cross from winger Greg Hackett but Swindon levelled at 1-1. The strike pairing of Roberts and Calvin then combined once more, Roberts whipping in a cross for Calvin to power home to make it 2-1.

It was 3-1 when winger Sam Humphreys crossed for Roberts to score his 18th of the season and although Swindon pulled one back United held firm to seal another win.

United: B Martin, Clarke, Welch-Hayes, Ashby, Cundy, McCormack, Hackett (Andrews), George, Roberts (Hastings), Conte (Calvin), Humphreys

The youngsters now travel to Stebonheath Park tomorrow to take on Premier League Swansea City in the third round of the FA Youth Cup, with a home game against Cardiff City awaiting the winners. The game kicks off at 7pm, with admission £3 adults and £2 for under 16s and over 65s. OUFClive will be there with Twitter updates throughout the game with a full report right here at the final whistle.

Meanwhile, don’t forget to vote for Sam Humphreys’ goal in the LFE goal of the month competition right HERE.



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