Tony Carss’ side in FA Youth Cup Third Round
- Town U18s travel to Aldershot to play Chelsea on Wednesday
- Tony Carss’ side hoping to reach Fourth Round
- Youngsters hoping for revenge from 2014/15
Tony Carss’ Huddersfield Town Under-18s side visit Aldershot on Wednesday night to play Premier League Chelsea for a place in the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup (7.05am kick-off).
The young Terriers head into the fixture in decent form against The Blues, but face what is arguable the toughest test of the round against the side that has won the competition during the last two seasons.
Town’s youngsters have scored an impressive 11 goals in their last three home games – the highlight being a 7-0 thrashing of Hull City at PPG Canalside in mid-October.
Town’s U18 side is currently positioned eighth in the PDL2 North division, just five points off second place with a game in hand.
As a Category One Academy (Town’s is Category 2 in the EPPP), Chelsea is flying high in the Under-18 Premier League South, four points clear at the summit. They possess the league’s second highest scorer, Ike Ugbo, with 12 goals from the campaign so far.
The Blues, managed by Joe Edwards, have notched a remarkable 20 goals in their previous four matches, netting seven goals past Southampton in November. Scoring 54 goals in their 16 league games in the season so far, the London outfit have averaged just over three goals per game, making them a potent force.
The contest is a rematch from last season’s FA Youth Cup when Town suffered a 6-1 defeat at the hands of Chelsea, who went on to win the competition, beating Manchester City in the final.
Wednesday’s game with Chelsea is taking place at Aldershot Town’s EBB Stadium, Hampshire, GU11 1TW. Admission will be £3 for adults and £1 for concessions.
If you can’t get to the game, you can follow the game on Town’s Twitter account @htafcdotcom
, whilst a full match report and reaction from PD Coach Tony Carss will follow on htafc.com