Match to be played before 19 January
Huddersfield Town’s Under-18 side has been drawn away at Stoke City in the Fourth Round of this season’s FA Youth Cup.
Town were deserving 3-0 winners at Hartlepool United in the Third Round of the competition on Tuesday night (click HERE
for a full match report) and will now play the game at Nantwich Town’s Weaver Stadium before 19 January 2013, with an exact date to be confirmed.
It is the first time that the young Terriers have made it to the final 32 stage since the 2005/06 season, when they were defeated 2-1 at Carlisle United.
The Town and Stoke youngsters have met in the competition once before – on that occasion in the 1975/76 season, Town were 2-0 winners at the Old Leeds Road ground in front of a crowd of 610.
Stoke’s youngsters play in the Barclays Under 18 Premier League National Group B, sitting fourth out of seven teams, and recorded an impressive 4-0 win at Brighton & Hove Albion in the Third Round this week.
Full FA Youth Cup Fourth Round draw:
1 Crystal Palace or Port Vale v Everton
2 Norwich City v Millwall
3 Oxford United or Barnsley v Stevenage
4 Reading v Bolton Wanderers
5 Derby County v Ipswich Town
6 West Ham United v Cheltenham Town or Tottenham Hotspur
7 Stoke City v Huddersfield Town
8 Arsenal v Fulham or Middlesbrough
9 Manchester City v Burnley
10 Bradford City or Histon v Liverpool
11 Charlton Athletic v Chelsea
12 Northampton Town v Hull City or Swansea City
13 Birmingham City v Coventry City or Bristol Rovers
14 Leicester City v Peterborough United or Aston Villa
15 Leeds United v Burton Albion
16 Nottingham Forest v Rochdale or Crewe Alexandra
Photo courtesy of Frank Reid - Hartlepool Mail