Football in Berkshire

County FA mount stunning fight back in FA County Youth Cup

Berks & Bucks youngsters heading to Manchester for Quarter Finals

County FA mount stunning fight back in FA County Youth Cup

It looked like it wasn’t going to be the Berks & Bucks FA youth sides day when Brad Farren’s penalty was saved at 1-0 down and Cumberland went on to make it 2-0 before half time in the FA County Youth Cup tie on Sunday.

Brendon Box-Gill and Henry Walker were the early scorers for the visitors to Arbour Park and the home side had another goal ruled out by the assistants flag.

On the half hour though Maidenhead United’s Ben Mulley (pictured above) pulled one back for Berks & Bucks who are managed by Ascot United assistant boss Aaron Steadman.

There were clearly opportunities for Steadman’s side in the first half but it would have been difficult to predict the full time score finishing at 7-2 to the home side.

Brad Farren (also Maidenhead) made up for his earlier penalty miss with an equaliser shortly after kick off and Ascot United’s James Richardson made it 3-2.

Farren and Richardson both scored again to make it 5-2 and Harrison Cliff and Wokingham & Emmbrook’s Connor Holland finished things off.

Berks & Bucks County FA: Sonny Wheeler, Ben Mulley, Robbie Veasay, Malachi Ceasar, Luke Waybourn, Lewis Pegg, Alfi Touceda (C), Josh Harris, Bradley Farren, James Richardson, Eddie Lee. Subs: Bradley Birchmoore, Connor Holland, Harrison Cliff, Lewis Boniface, Jack Hall.

FA County Youth Cup Third Round results

  • Berks & Bucks 7 – 2 Cumberland
  • Liverpool 2 – 1 Middlesex
  • Manchester 4 – 1 Essex
  • Gloucestershire 3 – 2 Birmingham
  • Sussex 5 – 0 Northamptonshire
  • Nottinghamshire 1 – 3 Amateur Football Alliance
  • Lancashire 1 – 2 Cheshire
  • Norfolk 3 – 1 Isle of Man

The Berks & Bucks FA have been drawn away to the Manchester FA in the Quarter Finals of the competition.

Main image: Ben Mulley by Mike Swift. Used with permission of Slough Observer.


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Tom Canning

Tom is the co-editor of Football in Berkshire. He has played at the lowest possible level of football. In real life Tom works for Reach PLC. Former manager of Binfield Ladies in the Thames Valley Women's League.

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